Saturday, August 31st, 2013 at 1:24 pm  |  12 responses

Nike Hyperdunk 2013 Kyrie Irving PE (KICKS)

Inspired by Irving’s Australian roots.

Lightweight fit. Lockdown support. This Hyperdunk 2013 is built for Kyrie Irving’s versatile game and focuses on his lineage as inspiration. The shoe’s colorway is an ode to Kyrie’s birthplace—Melbourne, Australia—where his father played pro ball.

The Nike Hyperdunk 2013 Kyrie Irving PE drops today at Nike.com, House of Hoops and select retailers worldwide for for $140. More from Nike Basketball:

Since its debut in the summer of 2008, the Nike Hyperdunk has continued to push the boundaries of basketball innovation. The 2013 edition of the Nike Hyperdunk continues to evolve, with the latest version built for All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving’s versatile game while focusing on his lineage as inspiration.

Designed by Peter Fogg, the Nike Hyperdunk 2013 builds on its minimalist aesthetic with three of basketball’s most transformative technologies: Dynamic Nike Flywire, Hyperfuse construction and Lunarlon cushioning. The lightweight fit and feel of this iteration sets a new standard while the lockdown support, intuitive stability and advanced herringbone traction are based on insight and inspiration from the world’s top basketball players such as Irving.

Irving’s past and future is the main theme of Irving’s 2013 Hyperdunk as told through color and material. Born in Melbourne, Australia, where his father, Drederick, played professional basketball, Irving is proud of his roots. The green-toned teal and volt colorway is a futuristic take on Australia’s National basketball team colorway of green and yellow.  Featured on the tongue and lining is a “wave” graphic that depicts the story of his travels overseas from Melbourne to New Jersey.

From a design standpoint, Nike used inspiration from Irving’s off-court style highlighted by his admiration for rich, rustic materials with a modern flair. That insight is excentuated in the upper through a contemporary texture with a subtle metallic finish.

Irving has a bold and progressive style of play and his future is certainly bright.  The new Hyperdunk 2013 designed around Irving’s journey is available today at Nike.com and select retailers worldwide.

Images via Nike, Inc.

Nike Officially Unveils ‘Hyperdunk 2013′ (KICKS)

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  • Da Real

    I really wish there were more brands that made quality shoes so all of these all star level players could rock with brands besides Nike and have signature shoes. It’s kind of lame that all these dope ball players have to settle for special player make-ups that usually aren’t for sale

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    Thank you Peter Fogg. Nike came through with these. Very nice and deserving.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    Logo still looks like crap though. Needs to be drastically re-worked.

  • roscoe

    Wake up Da Fake… Shoes are sold to make money, lots of it, with the lowest production costs as possible… NOT to make the wishes of some forum schlub like you come true… Try again; you failed.

  • roscoe

    Peter called Dutch.. He said he would work on the logo if you decided to change your lame avatar. He also passed along he appreciated your expert design review.

  • Da Real

    Have worked for many shoe brands and currently my checks come from……NIKE Inc. I’m winning and many of my colleagues feel the same way. Competition is good for retail sales.

    Reply with your email and this “Schlub” will get an intern to send you some socks or something, haha

  • Dfrance

    Is that sock offer open to the public? lol

  • Dfrance

    Never owned a pair of HDs, might have to make these my first

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    Tell Peter I said thanks troll.

  • robb

    I had the 08 (the lunar foam sucked, but since they started using lunarlon, cushioning’s been awesome), 10 and 11. They are great, light and comfortable. My only issue is the tongue. It’s too thin and the laces hurt your feet if you like to wear them tight. IDK about the ’13 model, but you should check them out.

  • fly

    When will these stop selling?

  • roscoe

    Good stuff…