Nike Hypermax takes after the acclaimed Hyperdunks featuring the latest in Nike technology called the Flywire. Obtaining the greatest tensile strength using less material allowed Nike Engineers to make a shoe that provides excellent tension, fit and form. Inspired by the workings of a suspension bridge, the Flywire material features at least 7 feet of string embedded inside the plasticky material per shoe! Nubuck and Flywire upper provides excellent, protective and supportive fit. The ankle strap is removable. The Phylon ecapsulated Air Max unit is similar to the one featured in the Air Max 97. Traditional herringbone tread pattern provides excellent grip on the court while the yellow Phylon stay along with Flywire sides provide excellent protection again chafing and blisters when making quick and explosive lateral movements.