The upcoming Jordan Zion 3 “Sanctuary” draws from the stained glass windows of the sanctuary that Zion trains in during the offseason.
The Zion 3 carries the design 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 gradient colorway includes hues of blue, yellow, and red that bring the “Sanctuary” colorway to life. A black midsole and vibrant outsole complete the iteration.
The Jordan Zion 3 “Sanctuary” will be available on Nike.com and select retailers starting September 2 in full-family sizing. Retail price is set at $140.
Jordan Zion 3 “Sanctuary”
Style #: DR0675-001
Release Date: September 2, 2023
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