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Not only does Giannis Antetokounmpo need just two more wins before securing his first appearance in the NBA Finals, but he will likely play those games in his next Nike signature sneaker.
The sportswear giant today unveiled the release information for the Nike Zoom Freak 3, with the first two makeups of the latest shoe dropping this week.
The Swoosh said the design of the former NBA MVP and Defensive Player of the Year’s latest signature shoe is “built to create space through sweeping downhill angles.” The silhouette supports its dominant playing style with a technical low upper combined with a midfoot strap to ensure its center of gravity does not shift over the sole. The shoe’s exceptional design in the midsole, which includes two Zoom Air units in the forefoot, providing energy absorption and responsiveness on the pitch.
“One of the hallmarks of his athleticism is that he quickly transfers energy from one leg to the other to maneuver his body through spaces,” said Ross Klein, senior creative director of men’s performance shoes at Nike. “Giannis works his foot like a gas and a brake. He also works all angles with his foot as he walks towards the basket. So we wanted to adapt the design to the way it goes from step to step.
The Nike Zoom Freak 3 will be released in the black and purple iteration “Project 34” and in the orange “Freak” colourway at select Nike Basketball retailers worldwide this Thursday and will be released at Nike.com in North America in August.
Ahead of the release of the Zoom Freak 3, fans of the iconic Antetokounmpo line can now purchase his Nike Zoom Freak 2 shoe. A multicolored iteration of the shoe is available via Nike.com for $ 120 in sizes from 3.5 for men to 18 for men.