Olivier Henrichot is a designer that has had a major influence on me. His work is always super inspiring, so we thought it was about time to look through some older projects and give them a little love. This particular TBF (throw back feature) is one of my personal favorite basketball sneakers ever released from Nike; the Nike Hyperdunk 2012.
“Worn by Lebron James during the 2012 Olympic games and by many other NBA athletes since, the Hyperdunk 2012 was the first basketball shoe to integrate the new floating Flywire technology.
Designed to lock down and support without impeding the movements of the athlete, this shoe also introduced the Nike+ technology for basketball.” – Olivier
Wearable tech is something I’ve really been interested in for quite some time. It’s a shame Nike seems to have taken a step back from the Nike+ tech, because I really think it could evolve into something that could become standard in performance footwear. As we all know, Nike always does an annoyingly superb job of executing, and managed to incorporate the tech into the shoe in an aesthetically exciting and pleasing manner.
Below we can see some of Olivier’s initial sketches and a render of the 2012 Nike Hyperdunk. Here’s to hoping we see more of both Olivier’s work, and Nike+ tech infused footwear, in the near future.
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