June 24th, 2014 by Patrick Johnson
Nike basketball was in a strange place in the mid-2000s. Today the brand dominates the hoops scene thanks to inking contracts with a trio of the most marketable players on the planet in LeBron, Kobe, and Kevin Durant, but there was a time in the not-so-distant past when Vince Carter resided on the top of the Nike mountain. That could’ve been due to a number of variables – his high flying marketability after the 2000 Dunk Contest and a post-Jordan basketball landscape that was desperately looking for its next star to emerge. The list of potential signature stars was seemingly endless, but one thing was for certain – the sneaker was going to include Nike Shox technology.
The unique, almost alien tech advancement has been missing in action for the most part in regards to courtside models today, but for almost a decade Nike championed the feature until blowing it off for a preferred Air Max or Zoom base. Be sure to stick with us after the click to get the latest NINE@NINE rundown of 9 Nike Shox basketball models that helped expand the reach of the famed Swoosh technology and be sure to check out the latest addition to the Shox family, the Shox TLX Mid SP.
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June 13th, 2011 by John Kim
Someone on the Miami Heat could’ve used these. Check out the super-sleek, high-end sportscar-ish Nike Shox Hyperballer in this new Black/Red/White colorway; the two-toned Black/Red upper is matched with a crisp white midsole and a full-red outsole as well as a red inner lining. The Nike Shox Hyperballer has been a welcome breath of fresh air for Nike Shox Basketball, and some have said that the Shox Hyperballer is the best new Nike ‘Hyper’ model of all the upcoming releases, as the re-tooled Nike Shox seems to gel with the tech-y appeal of Hyperfuse. Continue reading for another detailed look and let us know if you’d like to see more Nike Shox Basketball models like the Shox Hyperballer. via MarqueeSole.
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May 27th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
There haven’t been too terribly many new Nike Basketball releases with Shox cushioning in the past few years, possibly connected with the fact that only two NBA players were spotted rocking them as recently as last season. But this year was different with a revival of big men wearing the pillar-soled sneakers and preview images revealing that next season will see Shox paired with what figures to be among the league’s most popular models. The Nike Hypershox 2011 can be succinctly described as the Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 plus Shox in the heel, the futuristic Fuse uppers a worthy match to next generation Air Shox. This first grey, red and white colorway looks to be one of the first of the model also referred to as (Air) Shox Hyperballer (2011), and though the retail release remains a while off, you can see some detailed images after the jump and grab a few sizes early from Kicks-lab.
Nike Hypershox 2011
Wolf Grey/White-Sport Red
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May 26th, 2011 by Jarrell H.
The world was introduced to Nike Shox Basketball when Vince Carter jumped over and cleared the seven footer Frederic Weis, for a vicious dunk in what seemingly ended Weis’ NBA career at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Carter continued to lead Shox Basketball with his own signature line, the Nike Shox VC, but now Nike Basketball is poised to revive Shox Basketball with the Nike Hypershox; a fusion of the upper and midsole of the Nike Hyperfuse 2011 with an Air Shox unit. A cool feature of this Black/Black colorway of the Hypershox is the metallic swoosh on the midsole that changes color when viewed at different angles. Check out the additional images after the jump and let us know what you think. via Kicks-Lab.
Black/Dark Grey-Metallic Luster
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