In 2008 when Nike launched the Hyperdunk they turned to LA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant to endorse the sneakers and help promote them in a series of viral videos. The videos featured Kobe jumping to incredible heights which Nike wanted us to believe was only possibly when wearing a pair of the ultra light Hyperdunks. Kobe was seen jumping over an assortment of things, one of them being a moving Aston Martin.
It appears Aston Martin has gotten involved with Nike and the Hyperdunks a little more then just letting the company use one of their cars last year for the video. Seen here is a very special edition of the Hyperdunk which Aston Martin designed in a joint project with Nike and Kobe Bryant. The shoes feature a chrome like Metallic Silver finish on the toe, ankle panel, lace panels and heel cap, with a Gunmetal color on the Flywire upper and Silver again on the mid-sole. The inner lining is fabricated from smooth Red leather to resemble the exotic leather interior on an Aston Martin and fixed to the tongue is a round piece of carbon fiber with Kobe’s name, the Aston Martin logo and the Nike Swoosh all printed on it in a stacked formation. Kobe’s signature is also included on the backside of the tongue on a Red leather tag.
No release details are available for the Nike Hyperdunk “Aston Martin” at this time but it just has happens that OSneaker has a size 7.5 available and reports the sneakers will be limited to 500 pairs and are expected to drop sometime during the Spring.