Test Shoot: Nike Hyperdunk 2017 x Ben Simmons

The Nike Hyperdunk 2017 is symbolic of the evolution of greatness — just like its lead wearer and endorser, Philadelphia 76ers 6’10” phenom point guard Ben Simmons.

Nike will soon be celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the Hyperdunk line with the recently leaked Hyperdunk X. However, the Hyperdunk 2017, or React Hyperdunk, is a celebration all on its own.

It carries Nike’s newest proprietary cushioning, React foam, in a full-length chassis. The upper is a one-piece, TPU film-backed engineered mesh upper (a Nike first) and it features traditional Hyperfuse application at the eyestays. There is also a dual internal and external heel counter system in place for stability.

The HD17 is a design that touts heritage with a familiar shape (think Huarache meets Air Pippen), but with the benefit of updated technology. In varsity royal/white-metallic silver, it’s unmistakably Philly blue, and unmistakably Ben Simmons.

For more detailed information on how the HD17 performs on-court, check out Nightwing2303’s Nike Hyperdunk 2017 Performance Review.

The Nike Hyperdunk 2017 is available in dozens of colorways, as well as High and Low builds, at Eastbay.com. You can even snag colorways on sale for $95.


Photography by Sandy Dover. Set and staging by sandralisa. Exclusively for WearTesters, a Complex Networks partner. Creative Commons-licensed usage permitted with attribution.

Sandy Dover

Sandy Dover is the special features photographer and creator of the WearTesters x "Test Shoot" series; he also serves as a social media manager and review writer for the outlet. Formerly of ESPN, SLAM, and Yahoo!, Sandy is a White House-vetted and U.S. Senate-recognized media multihyphenate with extensive, multifaceted work in communications, strategy, and marketing in boutique/startup, corporate, and nonprofit spaces throughout multiple industries, including footwear.

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