KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Nike Hyperposite. Not to be confused with last year's Nike Max Hyperposite basketball sneaker, this technology builds off of the combination that model introduced. The Max Hyperposite made use of Nike Hyperfuse and Foamposite tech, but Hyperposite technology takes it to another level by actually blending the two innovations. First introduced in the LeBron XI as part of the always-groundbreaking LeBron James signature line, Hyperposite tech promises to make LeBron's latest model the most advanced yet.

What is it? Nike Hyperposite technology is a combination of Hyperfuse and Foamposite. Taking full advantage of the durable properties of both materials, Hyperposite is designed to provide a protective shell during intense play.

How does it work? Hyperposite works by merging Nike's Hyperfuse and Foamposite innovations to create a lighter structure with less bulk than previous Foamposite iterations. It also allows for thicker applications of the material to be applied in key contact areas, resulting in an armor-like shell for the foot.

Notable products: Nike LeBron 11

Bottom line: Nike Hyperposite continues to push the envelope by improving on existing technologies for serious players.

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