2008 was a very special year for the basketball world. It all started when the Boston Celtics won their first title in 22 years, with the Big 3 consisting of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce all receiving their first ring in their careers. In the off-season the Redeem-Team around LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony restored the American pride when the USA won the gold medal in Peking. Almost 3000 days have passed since then. We write the year 2016: the city of Cleveland won their first championship in over 50 years, Kobe Bryant announced his retirement and on top of all. A special year indeed. There would be no better place or time to cherish the past. Therefore Nike brings back the HYPERDUNK '08 and demonstrates the youth how it was done 'back in the day'. Time definitely flies.
Because of its combination of Lunarlon, Flywire and the established Air technology the HYPERDUNK '08 was known as the best Nike signature shoe not belonging to a NBA superstar. When he wasn't working on LeBron's and Kobe's sneakers, Eric Avar dedicated his time to the first ever Hyperdunk. And he created a masterpiece. Its monochrome and basic design caught the costumers eye and many described it as love on first sight. Don't forget: the performance aspect hasn't even been analyzed yet. The dependable standing and uncomparable court feel fascinated everyone and then, the hype began. Since then the majority of basketball fanatics await the release of every Hyperdunk with open arms, with everyone wanting to know what Nike is up to this time. If you jumped on the bandwagon along the way, you might want to experience the beginnings. You would not be disappointed, that's for sure.