The anticipation for the Greek Freak’s signature shoe is finally over as Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Nike Zoom Freak 1 released last week.
The reigning NBA MVP’s first signature shoe is an extension of his game as well as his legacy. The Nike Zoom Freak 1 “All Bros” honors his late father, Charles, and his four brothers — Thanasis, Alexis, Kostas and Francis. The outsole has his brothers’ names engraved as well as the phrase “I AM MY FATHER’S LEGACY” adorning the Swooshed signature.
Aside from the great storytelling tied with sentimental value, the shoe could be the best Nike Basketball has to offer in terms of performance and comfort.
The Freak 1 features two Zoom Air units stacked on top one another for an unprecedented amount of cushion.
The internal band system found in the forefoot provides the perfect amount of security to keep you locked down when driving and dealing out some ill crossovers. The padded collar and tongue provide a cushioned fit that keeps your feet snug and secure in soft styling.
The aesthetic of the shoe is absolutely money when combined with the great performance aspects. The inverted Swoosh and geometric traction pad that bleeds into the midsole with some ice undeniably scream “Freak.” All of this for $120 USD? It’s an absolute no-brainer — word to Bieber.
Be on the lookout for more colorways down the line and don’t be surprised if you see these out at your next pick-up game sessions. Take a look at more shots of the shoe below. Let us know your thoughts on these. Cop? Drop?