Manu Ginobili, the Argentina native who currently plays guard for the San Antonio is no stranger to Nike Hyperdunks. Back in 2008 Ginobili was one of many NBA athletes who wore specially designed Hyperdunks during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Some of you may even remember the pack of Hyperdunks that were released and recall what Ginobili’s pair looked like.
Seen here is what we believe could possibly be a sample model created before the Beijing Olympics Hyperdunks actually got put into production and released. Or just a new PE Hyperdunk for Ginobili. Details on that are a little hazzy to be honest.
Just like the ones which surfaced at retailers last year this Hyperdunk carries a theme inspired by Ginobili’s native country of Argentina. However the colorup is completely different then the ones released in store. This version sports an entirely blue upper accented with hits of white which is a lot more eye catching then the white/blue/navy version which was released. The branding on the shoes is a little different as well. Ginobili’s #20 which he wears for the Spurs is seen on the tongue tag of the sneakers above some sort of logo while the Sun from the Argentina flag is incorporated across the heel.
According to MarqueeSole who has a size 8.5 in stock this is an unreleased PE. They don’t go into detail though on whether this is a newly designed PE or a model which was scrapped when the Hyperdunks got released in 2008. Either way though if your a Hyperdunk collector this would defiantly be a nice pair to add to the collection. If they were in a SZ 13 i’d cop for sure. But since they aren’t i guess i’ll have to do like the rest of you and just enjoy the pics provided after the jump.