Zion Williamson‘s journey to the NBA hasn’t been easy, and Jordan Brand is making it known with the Jordan Zion 3 “Mud, Sweat, and Tears” colorway — one of the initial launches for the all-new Jordan Zion 3.
The “Mud, Sweat, and Tears” iteration is designed with galactic-inspired colors and a high-gloss mud graphic representing Zion’s out-of-this-world ability and his down-to-earth nature.
As for the design specs, the Zion 3 carries the torch of being engineered for explosive flight, primarily for players who grab rebounds, elevate for layups, or explode for blocks. With the three design principles (launching, landing, and harnessing), Jordan Brand crafted the latest advancement in Zion’s line while tying back to his story.
Coming from Marion, South Carolina, and making it to the league, Zion’s story epitomizes making it out of the mud. In order to create the look and still add performance benefits, the upper was created using 3-D imaging of Zion’s foot last launching through mud. Thus, the Jordan Zion 3 features a material and color splatter with haptic ink that represents stepping out of the mud while having the performance benefits of containment where players need it the most.
Additionally, Zion’s signature “Z” logo (inspired by Zion becoming the Jumpman’s first-ever Gen-Z signature athlete) stands out with a raised TPU material that also helps with lateral containment. Finally, the shoe is built with a Formula23 drop-in midsole, a Zoom Air bag for responsiveness and crash protection, and a clear rubber herringbone traction pattern for quickness and control.
The Jordan Zion 3 “Mud, Sweat, and Tears” will be available on Nike.com and select retailers in October in full-family sizing.
Jordan Zion 3 “Mud, Sweat, and Tears”
Style #: TBD
Release Date: October 2023