In 2012, the world was introduced to the Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2012 with the new Nike+ integration. It was a revolutionary step in the world of performance basketball footwear and a bit of a throw back to the 2008 Nike Hyperdunk, but some immediately missed the feel of the Zoom in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.
The Nike Hyperdunk 2010 hit the ground running and made its initial debut in a simple White/Black-Del Sol colorway. Despite this soft launch, the model was packed with Dynamic Flywire, Nike Zoom, an amazingly comfortable inner sleeve, and a proper update to the 2008 version. Though not billed as a lightweight shoe, many athletes loved the weight of the shoe, which hovered right around 11.6 oz. Additionally, the shoe was built very well and was able to withstand days on the court as well as the rough surface of the blacktop.
Nike Hyperdunk 2010 Tyreke Evans PE uploaded by airon0828
Despite the rave reviews the model received on the court, it was the almost endless colorways of the shoe that really made the Hyperdunk 2010 stand out from the rest. Sneakerholics will easily remember the Highlighter Pack, the country-based colorways; such as the China, the NCAA Pack, the Maui Invitational, and countless others. Further extending the appeal of the sneaker, Nike created a large assortment of PE for players in the NBA, most notably for Dirk Norwitzki, Rashard Lewis, Tyreke Evans, and China’s Yi Jianlian. Interestingly, the guy tearing up the courts this year, Stephen Curry, was also the recipient of a Hyperdunk 2010 PE during his rookie season. Many of these PE actually made it to retail and added to the appeal of the basketball shoe.
Nike x Sole Collector Hyperdunk 2010 uploaded by NickAir75
Finally, as if the performance, colorways, and PEs were not enough, Nike put the Hyperdunk 2010 on NIKEiD. From colors to customizing your name on the tongue, the Hyperdunk 2010 served as a blank canvas for the mock designer inside of all of us sneakerholics. In terms of lifespan, the shoe served its purpose and was one of the go to sneakers in the Nike performance arena. Even though Nike introduced the Hyperdunk 2011, many continued to rock the 2010 until it was fully replaced by the Hyperdunk 2012 last summer. In Today’s world, the Hyperdunk 2010 wouldn’t quite make it as a top tier performer, but when it was introduced, it was the king of the castle.
Nike Hyperdunk 2010 uploaded by maclandtan