The Nike Hyperchase is a basketball shoe designed for playmakers like Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden. Designed by Tony Hardman, this shoe is inspired by sleek, modern fighter jets. It boasts an asymmetrical design, dynamic Flywire and a hexagonal traction pattern that come together in a distinctly low profile, making for a truly eye-catching silhouette.
The shoe is perfect for the kind of footwork exhibited by Harden, who is second to none when it comes to quick forefoot shuffling, which allows him to create space quickly and leave defenders flapping on their backsides like tortoises. The Nike Hyperchase is designed to offer instant responsiveness and fast, slip-proof movements.
Moreover, the angle of the Nike Swoosh is positioned in such a way that it looks perfectly aligned when the wearer is on his toes, a common position for dynamic players like Harden.