Brand: Nike

Model: AlphaDunk

Key Features: The Nike AlphaDunk is defined by its reengineered Flyknit upper that offers a sock-like fit and a heightened visible Zoom Air unit.

Release Date: August 9

Price: TBC

Buy: Nike

Editor’s Notes: Nike's all-new AlphaDunk sneaker is designed for basketball players who rise to the rim over defenders. The shoe draws from the Hyperdunk line, which has been a major player in basketball innovation since its inception in 2008.

“The AlphaDunk began from a study in jump height," says Ross Klein, Senior Creative Design Director for Nike Basketball. "We began to consider what would happen if we bring our most responsive technology, Zoom Air, to the entire forefoot to cover the full motion of a jump, from load to launch. What could it do?’’

The AlphaDunk's visible Zoom Air unit is the largest ever, allowing athletes to generate push and remain engaged during takeoff. The shoe also features reengineered Flyknit construction providing a flexible yet strong sock-like fit. Furthermore, the sneaker's ankle structure is designed to ensure the feet remain securely in place.

Scan through the gallery above to get a feel for Nike's new AlphaDunk basketball shoe, which launches August 9.

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