Friday, January 16, 2009
New Gear: Nike Air Hoop Structure
Excerpt from KATC
Over the past couple of years, Nike has been experimenting with the hybrid footwear concept. What began with the "1Time Only" Pack, has become a large scale initiative that has produced Nike Hybrids in several footwear categories. For the first time, Nike is set to go across categories and create a hybrid performance basketball sneaker from a performance running sneaker. The Nike Air Hoop Structure is the Nike Air Structure Triax 91 optimized for performance Basketball with additional padding at the tongue, a higher cut, and a reworked outsole. A lot of the design characteristics from the Triax 91 remain intact.
The Infrared Nike Air Hoop Structure features the classic Triax 91 Infrared colorway with it's mix of Black, White, Blue and Infrared including the OG alternating color with Blue on one side of the sneaker and Infrared on the other. Part of the midsole/outsole retooling, the Infrared Nike Air Hoop Structure features an clear outsole piece like the recently released Air Flight Lite High.
Word has it that the Infrared Nike Air Hoop Structure pictured in this post may be scrapped, but, there is a White/Navy/Red colorway planned for July and a Black/Red colorway planned for September.
I like em, probably wouldn't wear them but I do like them.