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Unboxing: Nike AlphaDunk

Alphadunk has continued the tradition of Hyperdunk series in the shoe box category after its taking over the series’ important position. And even the Hyperdunk 2016 FK way back early years has the same shoe box type.

Yes, it is the regular Nike orange shoebox. In my opinion, may this is a way of releasing our emotions. Anyway, go on looking.

Upon opening the box, you can see the color scheme that is the United States team’s color, which aims at paying tribute to the launch of Alphadunk.

The Air Knit is layered and if you look closely you’ll find the bulges have distinct lines, which is similar to LBJ15’s Battleknit. And the texture is quite different from the leather made sneakers. It is somewhat like scraping on the rough unadorned walls.

On the tongue strap, the left shoe and the right shoe are designed differently. The left one  is mainly printed with the description of Nike’s technology whereas the right one is presented with the logo of the classic series of Nike in the past. After all, the implication of inheritance is quite important.

The large gradual logo extending from the front side to the heel reminds me of ZK3 at first glance, but the latter is overall more “slender” while Alphadunk is somewhat fat.

Some quipped that the design of the boot looks so satisfying that one just can’t help wanting to put on the shoe and some even can not resist their impulse! And what makes people so impulsive is the brand-new cushion tech: the Zoom Bag.

In terms of the cushion’s thickness, it is quite thick. And if everything fares well, the cushion will perform nicely as we had expected. But another problem arises as well: the thick cushion results in increased center of gravity in the forefoot. So some protections are needed.

The performance of Alphadunk is known only by combating.

The crystal outsole with the circular pattern in the forefoot and the Zoom Bag air cushion is somewhat similar to Irving 2. The bright red air cushion in the outsole is very aesthetic and eye-catching as well.


In the past decade, Nike has proved that even if there isn’t a dedicated spokesman, the team can still make a difference. But anyway, let’s look at it more closely in its performance reviews. Just stay tuned.