Hawaii isn’t just the place where tourists go to snap a few pictures or Kanye has made his now infamous fortress of musical solitude, it is also where the Maui Invitational is held. The NCAA tournament takes place in Lahaina during Thanksgiving week and features 8 teams battling it out between sipping Mai-Tai’s and ogling hula dancers.
This years tournament kicks off today and features Chaminade, Connecticut, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Michigan State, Virginia, Washington and Witchita State. Some players will be sporting this special version of the Nike Hyperdunk 2010 on court that features detailing that speaks directly to the tournament. The white and metallic silver sneaker features a typographic toe box that states “Maui no ka ‘oi” which translates to The Best in Maui and also sports a proud palm tree on the tongue. Good luck to this years teams however we can’t imagine being that sore at losing a match while kicking back on the beach. Via Nike Basketball