February 21, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
Four years ago, Nike unveiled a collection of gear for the Beijing Olympic Games that included the introduction of what’s become the Basketball division’s most successful non-signature release. We’re only six months away from the next Olympiad, so it’s time to start ramping up in a big way, which means revealing the next chapter in this saga of modern engineering triumphing over the forces of physics. The Nike Hyperdunk 2012 (also known as the Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2012) will make a big splash at the London Summer Olympics, this pair revealing a Lunarlon foam cushioning system and the same kind of exteriorized Flywire that typified the mysterious LeBron James’ sample that made some waves when it popped up a few months back. It looks like LeBron and some other USAB stars may be moving over to this model this summer for Olympic play, a passing of the torch from Kobe Bryant who spearheaded the OG Hyperdunk’s initial marketing campaign; which other Nike athletes will be wearing this look in London? Click through to see more angles of this intriguing new design and stick with Sneaker News for more on the Nike Hyperdunk 2012 and other upcoming USAB footwear.