October 10, 2012 BY John Kim
The Nike Zoom Hyperflight, designed by Eric Avar around the turn of the century, covers a lot more history than you think. Avar recalls a direct inspiration from Bill Bowerman himself who demanded the shoe be ‘lighter’, and so Avar went back to the drawing board and built the Hyperflight based on the design of a track spike. In addition to the design, the Hyperflight went against visual convention and toyed with a library of punchy, tonal colors in several materials like patent leather, perforated leather, and the funky alien-esque material. A shoe transported from the distant future, inspired by the distant past, available at the present – the Hyperflight was a undeniable mark of innovation and evolution of footwear design, and in 2013, Nike will bring back the Hyperflight in all its glory, placing at front and center the three individuals that have re-written Nike Basketball attitude in the 21st Century.
Here is a first exclusive look at the Nike Hyperflight “LeBron James” for Summer 2013, inspired by the Air Foamposite One ‘Galaxy’; it features the jaw-dropping ‘Galaxy’ upper and focuses on LeBron’s ‘indestructible’ strength – one of his many characteristics that led him to complete his best NBA season yet. The Hyperflight “LeBron James” will be joined by three other members in a superhero-like focus and will retail for $130 a piece, so check out the second angle below and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for all the best news and information out there!