The Air Zoom GP III was part of Gary Payton‘s signature line and was unveiled at the 50th NBA All-Star Game in Washington DC, revealing Nike’s newly minted MORF technology. Standing for “Multiple Option Replaceable Footwear”, MORF technology was inspired by the evolution of Payton’s shoe line and allowed the wearer to remove an outer shell on his sneaker and replace it with a new one, while keeping the inner frame. The outer shell was made of synthetics and textiles with a zipper and Velcro-flap enclosure and molded to the outsole, which was solid rubber with herringbone. The inner boot was was made of mesh and synthetic with stability support ‘lines’ on the sides to prevent ankle inversion along with the outer shell. The boot also has a visible Air-Sole unit in the heel, Zoom Air in the forefoot, and memory foam padding inside the boot. On the bottom of the boot was a 3M gripping surface that stabilized the boot to the outer shell.