Nike continues its storytelling with its AlphaDunk silhouette. This iteration of the basketball shoe honors Frank Rudy, the creator of Air artifact.
This Nike AlphaDunk features an Orange Flyknit upper with a Black suede heel that includes Air bubbles to pay tribute to Rudy. Frank is all over again mentioned on the sole, completed with a White midsole and icy translucent outsole.
Grab a detailed look, and expect this AlphaDunk to be released in the coming weeks at select retailers and Nike.com.
One of our favorite aspects of the new Nike Alphadunk is its role in the rich storytelling of the history of Swoosh Basketball.
We’ve seen moments recaptured with the “Dunk of Death”, which re-called Vince Carter’s jaw-dropping slam over Frederic Weis in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, while key moments in the evolution of the brand the introduction of carbon fiber were also given their due.
For this approaching colorway, Nike is honoring the creator of the most revolutionary cushioning system in history.
That would be none aside from Frank Rudy, whose idea of encapsulating an inert gas in polyurethane plastic has served the world’s best athletes and the most fervent sneaker collectors.
Air contends a serious role in catapulting Greek deity to the highest of the competitive shoe market within the Nineteen Eighties and on the far side, and to this day it serves as the backbone to several key silhouettes such as the aforementioned Alphadunk, LeBron James’ signature shoes, and many more.
The right shoe options a “pivot point” of the Air Force One, the first basketball shoe that featured Air. The left shoe might probably be a nod to the Air Revolution, the first basketball sneaker to boast a visible Air Max unit.
The right sole additionally immortalizes Rudy along with his name and a quote that served as motivation for his findings.
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