April 22, 2010 BY John Kim
Summer is a big season for Nike Basketball as we’ve already seen a great line-up of shoes ready for the May-September months. Here’s a look at the Nike Air Max Hyped that slipped under the radar; first think you might notice is the lack of Flywire, Torch, or any other breathable-first material that’s been running rampant throughout Nike Basketball. Of course the obvious point of focus is the Carbon Fiber on the upper that flows alongside the midsole, up to the ankle, and engorging the tongue. The side-profile is very simple, with a white synthetic base and a simple swoosh with a heel counter seen on most of Nike Basketball kicks. Carbon Fiber was first introduced to basketball shoes by the Air Jordan XI and went haywire with the Carbon Fiber Nike Flightposite 1, and we should see it one more time in the Lakers colorway of the Carbon Fiber Nike Hypermax. Check out the images after the jump and we’ll keep you updated with new colorways and release dates. via kinstor.