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Jun 22, 2017
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Jordan Brand Debuts Flyknit on a Performance Model With the Jordan Trainer 2 Flyknit

Image via: Nike

Image via: Nike

Jordan Brand pays homage to its training legacy — exemplified by Michael Jordan’s famously tough “breakfast club” workouts — with the new Jordan Trainer 2 Flyknit. Marking the first time that Flyknit has appeared on a Jordan performance model, the Trainer 2 features mid-strap support for extra lockdown and a Nike Zoom Air sole unit for dynamic cushioning. Both combine with an all-new Flyknit pattern for enhanced support and durability, resulting in a trainer suited to every roster position on the court or gridiron. Nods to Jordan heritage can be seen on the clear outsole, elephant print on the strap, and a key logo on the inner tongue (offering entrance into the breakfast club).

The Air Jordan Trainer 2 drops July 1st at select retailers and jordan.com.

Release Date: 7/1/17 (Saturday)

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Jun 20, 2017
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Interview // Behind the Design of the Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit

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words & interview // Ian Stonebrook

Nine years ago, Nike took basketball, Beijing and the internet by storm with the launch of the Hyperdunk. Worn in the Gold Medal game by Team USA as well as by their rivals on the way, the introduction to both Flywire and Lunar technology on a global scale shook up the hardwood with its design and play. Just the same, it broke the internet with a string of car jumping and snake scaling clips starring Kobe Bryant who would later drive a DeLorean to the model’s “McFly” makeup launch at UNDFTD. The OG Hyperdunk was truly something of the future.

In the last few weeks, the 2017 installment made the rounds in slightly more traditional fashion — leaking on the internet ahead of launch and getting a surprise debut in the NBA Finals by Draymond Green. Shifting shapes each season but still focused on play that is both pinnacle and accessible, the Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit ditches the sharp lines and blunt branding of its predecessors for a more minimal look kept in motion with wavy styling and new tech. At the shoe’s official launch event, we spoke with Nike Basketball Senior Design Director Ross Klein about the new Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit and what it has in store this season.

Nice Kicks: Last year the Hyperdunk 2016 Elite was unveiled as the signature shoe of Nike Basketball, what space does the REACT Hyperdunk hold in 2017?

Ross Klein: It’s the same space. The Hyperdunk to us is our most premium and elite product. It is our pinnacle statement for Nike Basketball.

Nice Kicks: What made Draymond Green the ideal player to debut the new Hyperdunk?

Ross Klein: Draymond is a very unique athlete. When we talk about the highest level performers out there and the way Draymond goes offensively and defensively, there’s not another athlete that quite does what he does. He plays amazingly hard. So in terms of the inspiration and feedback that we’re able to get from an athlete like that, it really allows us to unlock potential in a shoe and keep growing Hyperdunk into a new space.


Draymond Green in his Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit PE

Nice Kicks: The original Hyperdunk was unveiled with Flywire support and Lunar cushioning. What makes Flyknit construction and REACT cushioning ideal for the franchise nine years later?

Ross Klein: REACT is a cushioning that’s helping us substantiate everybody from the kids that play in the park for fun all the way to the highest level which is Draymond. It services a crazy range of athletes. What we want to do is make sure the cushioning system caters to all those types of athletes.

For the Flyknit, we went through an amazing amount of testing with different materials to get to this solution. You can see how free it is and how mobile it is, but it’s as durable as any material we’ve ever used in the past that really meets our standards.

Nice Kicks: How does the Flyknit technology differ on this model from that of other Nike Basketball shoes?

Ross Klein: When we get to the midfoot and talk about when somebody really wants to wrench on a shoe and get that one-to-one fit, we’re able to tune different types of yarns in different ratios. From the nylon yarn to the one in between it, one’s about stability and control, the other one is about the adaptiveness and conformity. When we micro-tune and really think about the performance level of Flyknit, we’re able to get into materials like the heel and maintain the sense of freedom and the feel of it being with you and not against you.

Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit
Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit

Nice Kicks: The Hyperdunk franchise was led by Kobe Bryant in ’08 and even backed by LeBron in 2012. In recent years, we’ve seen more 4s and 5s lacing the series. Was there an ideal player in mind when designing the 2017?

Ross Klein: I think that’s what’s key is that we’re able to get insight from all types of athletes. But what this Hyperdunk stands for is this soft, plush shoe that also allows you to go as long and as hard as you want. That player style kind of exists within everyone. Everyone wants to go harder, everyone wants to go longer and everyone wants to feel fresher. We’re looking at the Hyperdunk as this model that allows everyone to be able to stay on court at their maximum amount of effort longer.

Nice Kicks: It seems design direction in Nike Basketball lately has been more minimal. Does that come more from sport or market insight?

Ross Klein: I would say both. As a designer myself, I love simplicity. I love focus. I love a direct conversation which allows you to pay focus to the direct areas that are very performance oriented.

But performance goes hand in hand with style. The shoe plays amazing on court, it gives you everything that you put in, but it’s also extremely wearable off-court. The silhouette is very clean but it also houses all this innovation in it. To me, that’s the challenge of a designer. To make sure you get to those very small points and really detailed layers and the goals you’re trying to attract.


Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit

Nice Kicks: Can we expect to see low adaptations later in the season?

Ross Klein: Absolutely. We have the Flyknit, a mid and a low.

Nice Kicks: Will REACT technology appear in signature franchises in the Nike Basketball camp?

Ross Klein: All I can say is wait and see what we’re able to do and unlock with an innovation like this.

The Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit releases on August 3rd at Nike.

Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit
Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit

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Jun 20, 2017
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Nike Takes the Wraps Off the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit

Image via: Nike

Image via: Nike

Nike’s new React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit already has a championship pedigree, thanks to Draymond Green, who wore the shoe during the Warriors’ recent playoff run. The model continues the Hyperdunk legacy, begun in 2008 as the epitome of Nike Basketball design. The performance features for this latest iteration starts from the bottom, starting with a data-informed traction pattern on the outsole, drawn from pressure maps developed by the Nike Sports Research Lab and highlighted by circular pistons tuned to offer traction exactly where it’s needed. Additional benefits include a Nike React core that’s lightweight, responsive and durable, and a shank plate sandwiched between the Nike React cushioning and outsole for rigidity and torque management. A Flyknit upper, fitted with a decoupled collar for natural mobility and a customizable fit, rounds out the details.

The Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flynkit launches August 3rd through nike.com and select Nike retailers.

Release Date: 8/3/17 (Thursday)

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Jun 19, 2017
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Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Flyknit in White and Red



Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Flyknit White Red

Upgraded for the warmer months is the Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Flyknit. While we have shared a handful of color options, this time around they are bringing out something simple that borderlines a classic feel while dressed in White and Red.

This Nike Air Max 90 features a White, Red and Black color combination. Across the uppers is predominate White which is constructed with Flyknit. Red is applied to the mudguard while also hitting the Nike branding on the tongue. Other details include White on the Ultra 2.0 midsole while the rubber outsole is dipped in Black.

Below you can check out more images of the Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Flyknit in White and Red which will give you a detailed look. At the time of writing, a release date is unknown but they are expected to launch at select Nike Sportswear retailers including Nike.com soon. Once available, retail price is set at 0.

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Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Flyknit White Red

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Flyknit White Red

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Flyknit White Red

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Flyknit White Red

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Flyknit White Red

Nike Air Max 90 Ultra 2.0 Flyknit White Red

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Jun 17, 2017
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Another Look at the Nike Flyknit Trainer ‘NBA Champions’



Nike Flyknit Trainer 2017 Champions

Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors captured their second NBA Championship in two years last night beating out the Cleveland Cavaliers in 5 games. Nike celebrated by releasing the Nike Air Force 1 High and Low ‘Cork’ option on NikeID.

However the celebration was over there, the brand gave Draymond Green two different Nike Flyknit Trainer 2017 NBA Finals colorways.

The two Nike Flyknit Trainer player exclusives come in either Black, White and Gold while the second features shades of Grey, White, Black and a little bit of Gold.

At the time of writing, it isn’t known if the Nike Flyknit Trainers shown will actually release or stay a player exclusive for Draymond Green. Below you can check out more images which will give you a closer look and make sure to visit us for updates.

Update: Another look at the Nike Flyknit Trainer 2017 Champions via Jarrel Harris.

Nike Flyknit Trainer 2017 Champions

Nike Flyknit Trainer 2017 Champions

Nike Flyknit Trainer 2017 Champions

Nike Flyknit Trainer 2017 NBA Finals

Nike Flyknit Trainer 2017 NBA Finals

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Jun 15, 2017
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Draymond Green Debuts “Championship” Nike Flyknit Trainer PE

From Saginaw to San Fran, Draymond Green has risen in the ranks as one of the best in basketball. For his efforts and intensity, he has also become the face and feet of many a Swoosh silo.

After debuting the Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 in the playoffs, the Spartan Dawg took to the Golden State Warriors Championship Parade in the “Championship” Nike Flyknit Trainer PE.

Graced with gold accents, would you rock these if they hit retail? Let us know in the comments section and peep the pics courtesy of @dismayne below.

Draymond Green Debuts "Championship" Nike Flyknit Trainer PE
Draymond Green Debuts “Championship” Nike Flyknit Trainer PE
Draymond Green Debuts "Championship" Nike Flyknit Trainer PE
Draymond Green Debuts “Championship” Nike Flyknit Trainer PE

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Jun 15, 2017
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The Nike Air Zoom Mariah OG Flyknit Is Built for Speed

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Image via: Nike

Originally introduced in 1981, the Air Mariah was only the second Nike runner to feature Air-sole cushioning. The shoe was re-released in 1988, done up in the classic white, blue and infrared colorway that’s become virtually synonymous with vintage Nike runners, and almost 30 years later the new Air Mariah Flyknit evolves the original creation. It’s still built for speed, but now showcases an updated focus on wearability and comfort. The modern technologies include an adaptive Flyknit bootie for ease of wear, Brio cables for a secure fit and responsive Air Zoom cushioning to lessen the impact from daily miles. Expect the kicks to drop June 22nd via SNKRS and select Nike retailers.

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Jun 14, 2017
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Exclusive // Nike Flyknit Trainer “2017 NBA Champs” PE For the Golden State Warriors

Winning an NBA Championship comes with lots of perks such as your name in the history books, a diamond studded ring, a huge golden trophy, and even special sneakers. Immediately after the closing game of the Finals, Nike gifted the Golden State Warriors an exclusive “2017 NBA Champs” Flyknit Trainer PE.

The sneakers wear a mostly black Flyknit upper with gold sprinkled throughout and a tongue tab that reads “2017 CHAMPS” as a special touch. What makes this gift even more exclusive is the fact that Nike brought back the Flyknit Trainer silhouette out of the archives to celebrate the special occasion.

Grab an exclusive look below at the Nike Flyknit Trainer PE “2017 NBA Champs” courtesy of friend of the blog and Golden State Warriors Coordinating Producer Devin Dismang.

Nike Flyknit Trainer PE “2017 NBA Champs” for Golden State Warriors

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Jun 5, 2017
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Draymond Green Laced Up His Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit PE for Game 2

For Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Draymond Green debuted the Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 in a grey/royal colorway. Wanting to make yet another statement with his sneakers in Game 2, Green wore his exclusive PE makeup of the Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 in an all-white colorway.

Green’s Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 PE have a ultra-clean white Flyknit upper and are accented with blue embroidered Swooshes.

With the Warriors heading to Cleveland for Game 3 on Wednesday, expect Green to rock an away version of his Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 PE at Quicken Loans Arena. 


Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Draymond Green PE

Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Draymond Green PE

Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Draymond Green PE

Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 Draymond Green PE

Draymond Green in his Nike REACT Hyperdunk 2017 PE (photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images via Zimbio)

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Jun 5, 2017
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Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit Draymond Green PE for Game 2 of the NBA Finals



Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit PE Draymond Green White Blue

We got a first look at the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit in Game 1 of the NBA Finals which was worn by Draymond Green. For Game 2, Nike Basketball gave Green another Nike Reach Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit PE to wear against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

This Nike Hyperdunk 2017 for Draymond Green is highlighted with Flyknit across the uppers while done in White while the Flywire cables use the same shade. In addition we have a bit of Royal Blue which is applied to the Nike Swoosh on the panels. Completing the look is White on the midsole which extends across the outsole.

More images of the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit Draymond Green PE can be seen by scrolling below. While we are unsure if Green’s PE will release, the model will debut during at select Nike Basketball retailers during Summer 2017. Once we have additional information, we will make sure to provide you with the updates.

Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit PE Draymond Green White Blue

Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit PE Draymond Green White Blue

Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit PE Draymond Green White Blue

Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit PE Draymond Green White Blue

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Jun 2, 2017
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Fabolous Already Has the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit “Black/Red”

Following leaked images of the upcoming Air Jordan 1 Flyknit, Brooklynite rapper Fabolous debuts the Black/Red pair on-foot while on set for an upcoming Jordan Brand campaign.

Fab, always one to debut forthcoming releases before retail release, one ups himself with this unveiling of the highly intriguing Flyknit Jordan 1’s. In his caption, Fabolous mentions “Fly Knit 1’s on set…”, likely referencing a new video/photo campaign surrounding the upcoming style reported to release this September.

Grab a look at the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit “Black/Red” on-foot below and share your thoughts.

Fabolous in the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit "Black/Red"
Fabolous in the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit “Black/Red”
Fabolous in the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit "Black/Red"
Fabolous in the Air Jordan 1 Flyknit “Black/Red”

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Jun 1, 2017
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Nike Unveils the React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit

Image via: Nike

Image via: Nike

For the first time ever, the NBA Finals features a three-match: the Cleveland Cavaliers are clashing for a third straight year with the Golden State Warriors, who are hoping to keep their undefeated postseason streak going. For Game 1 tonight, Draymond Green — the Dubs’ defensive linchpin — will be debuting the Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit, billed as the most innovative iteration in the shoe’s nine-year history. The lightweight silhouette sports Flyknit technology on the upper for targeted stretch and breathability, supported by Nike’s new React cushioning and a pressure-mapped outsole for enhanced traction.
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