A good basketball shoe is just as important to your game as your skill-set is. Just like getting your form or post game packed down, the perfect go-to sneaker will make you less self-conscious about what’s on your feet and more focused on the game so you’re able to drop buckets whenever your number is called. There are plenty of options to choose from but amongst the frontrunners of the perfect in-game go-to (in or outdoors) is the Nike Hyperchase, which were originally designed to complement James Harden’s flawless footwork and fast style of play on the court. If it’s good for “The Beard” then better believe it’s good for the rest of us.
The sneaker’s low silhouette sits lower than most basketball sneakers out there, which adds to foot mobility while Nike’s signature Hyperfuse paneling and Flywire technology enhances stability and support. The midsole also helps with stability while also providing lightweight cushioning that sits low to the ground for a more intimate relationship with the court. The rubber outsole, one which sports a hexagonal pattern, gives the sneaker the durability so that you can kill it no matter the setting, as well as controlled movement during acceleration and multidirectional quick cuts.
Specs aside, it doesn’t hurt how good the sneakers look on your feet–even the Swoosh is seen getting busy, being placed at a rotated back-angle, so that it looks more familiar when the shoe is up on it’s toes. Yes you can get nice in them now, too, in a cold, all-black colorway available at Champs Sports.