Nike Basketball can be considered the pinnacle of performance, and there is plenty to back that claim up. Nike utilizes both Zoom Air and Flywire technology in the construction of these shoes to bring them to the peak of performance.
Zoom Air technology is comprised basically of two layers of nylon fabric, joined by densely packed fibers, and sealed inside polyurethane. The unit is inflated, pushing apart the fabric and creating tension on the fibers. From the Zoom Air technology, you get durable sneakers, and a more responsive feel. Flywire, on the other hand, helps provide ultra-lightweight support and comfort for your foot. It gets its strength from thin nylon fibers strategically placed on the upper of the shoe to hold the foot in place, helping to reduce slippage during activity.
Nike Basketball shoes, the top tier when it comes to performance, have several models to help excel your game. The Hyperdunk, Zoom Kobe VII, and the LeBron 9s are the first that come to mind.
Raising the performance of basketball shoes to the next level, the Nike Hyperdunk 2012 is a sleek combination of advanced Flywire technology and a basketball-specific Lunarlon cushioning system. More of a light, supportive, durable, and breathable basketball shoe, the Hyperdunk is designed to exceed the demands of elite basketball players.
“Lock me down so I can fly. Protect me from myself. Make me light,” says LeBron James when requesting what Nike designers should do. The LeBron 9 Men's Basketball Shoe is the summit of high-end performance shoes, adding the style and premium quality you'd expect. This shoe features a combination of Hyperfuse construction and Flywire technology, even reinforced Kevlar for exceptional lockdown, durability, and support. By combining the Max Air and Nike Zoom, explosive takeoffs and soft landings are nothing.
The Nike Zoom Kobe VII is customized for speed, a player’s best weapon. The Nike Zoom Kobe VII System men's basketball shoe isn't just another shoe. Customizable, high-performance systems are made for great basketball footwear. The first step must be deadly; the low-cut shoe is built to maximize acceleration and change of direction when the pace of the game picks up. For a complete look at all the styles Nike has to offer, check out the Nike shoes page.