October 27, 2011 BY John Kim / 10
As it was detailed in the Nike Hyperfuse ‘Tales From The Kitchen’ video, Shane Kohatsu’s discovery of Nike Hyperfuse was transferred over to Nike Sportswear, as a curious Ben Shaffer implemented this three-layer super-lightweight material onto classic Air Max models that were typically constructed of heavier leather and suede materials. Both Nike Innovation Kitchen chefs have been praised for their magnificent creations, and in 2012, two years after Hyperfuse was introduced via the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse, Nike Sportswear will continue forth with the Fuse experimentation with the super-sleek Nike Air Max 97. Here we have a look at four upcoming colorways of the Nike Air Max 97 Hyperfuse; leading the pack is the OG ‘Silver Bullet’ colorway, followed by three tonal renditions of Volt, Blue, and Black. More shots await you below, so take a good look and stay in touch with Sneaker News for more Nike 2012 releases!
Not bad. I think the challenge of the fly wire and fuse material is giving the side paneling depth. How to do that w/o adding weight and stiffness presents interesting design challenges.
Fck nike for fcking up classics by bringing out these cheap looking ishts, I garantee u they're doing this because the cost for hyperfuse is lower.