While Giannis Antetokounmpo and his Milwaukee Bucks have hurtfully been eliminated from the 2019 NBA Playoffs from Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors, that doesn’t mean the Greek Freak’s slowing down for the off-season. In fact, his first signature shoe with the Swoosh is set to debut later next month, the Nike Zoom Freak 1.
The Nike Zoom Freak 1 sports an overall emphatic design, displaying an indistinguishable aesthetic in comparison to current signature basketball shoes. Tech wise, a storytelling traction pattern, paying homage to Giannis’ father who passed away. is intact. From previous leaks, rumors claim these will feature double stacked Zoom Air bags, while no word has yet to surface for the forefoot cushioning. A basic mesh makes up the upper, while a standard lacing enclosure, can be seen, with two flywire cables being intact. A large reversed Nike swoosh logo finishes off the shoe, being placed at the lateral midsole to cage the heel.
Colorway wise, the shoe is pretty simple. A solid white/translucent outsole, and white midsole can be seen for the tooling, while the build is a simple black upper, with gray accents for the Swoosh medially. Laterally, a large reversed swoosh logo is placed on the midsole, while a finishing touch of Giannis’ jersey number 34 is embroidered on the heel tab.
Look out for the the Nike Zoom Freak 1 to arrive to retailers this July for a retail price of $120. Stay tuned for more on Giannis’ first signature shoe, and let us know what you think in the comments.
Nike Zoom Freak 1
Color: Black/Black-White-Lucid Green
Style Code: BQ5422-001
Release Date: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
Nick Montesano, born and raised out of New Jersey. High school junior, sneaker fanatic, performance guru. Love to share my passion for sneakers of all kinds, and bring you all daily content. Favorite shoe ever: adidas Harden Vol. 3. Favorite player ever: LeBron James.