Last year’s sleeper budget hit came from Nike basketball – of all brands – and they were dubbed the Nike Prime Hype DF.
They even placed at the 10th spot on our annual Top 10 list (for 2014) so when we heard there would be a Prime Hype DF II we were pretty excited. These will feature the same features as the original, but packaged a bit differently. The Prime Hype DF II will feature Fuse uppers and Dual Fusion cushion, but the heel’s collar design is pretty unique.
If you look closely, the collar is separate from the upper in the form of an inner boot. Meaning the shoe is a low top with a high top collar – taking on the Kobe’s current proprioception concept.
I think these will be another sleeper hit that wont hurt the budget too badly. The Prime Hype DF II hasn’t yet landed at US retailers, but they’re currently available overseas at ATAF for 74 Euros… approximately $85 US.