Year Introduced: 2010

One of Nike's most important recent basketball designs, the Zoom Hyperfuse draws inspiration not from the NBA hardwood but the streets of China. Shane Kohatsu, an Innovation Kitchen designer, noticed players there were partial to mesh running shoes, and immediately understood the ramifications for breathability. Back in Beaverton, Kohatsu developed a shoe employing a composite material that blended breathability, durability, and stability. Hyperfuse was born. Lightweight hoops shoes changed forever.