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The Nike Zoom Freak 1 Has Been Deconstructed

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Nike Zoom Freak 1 is the latest shoe FastPass deconstructs.

Nike Zoom Freak 1 Performance Review

Some shoes don’t really need to be taken apart in order to know what they’re made of, but it’s still an awesome sight to see.

With the Nike Zoom Freak 1 you’ll the model is constructed with a very light and thin mesh build sitting atop a neoprene structure. The mesh overlay keeps the upper clean looking, but when looking under the hood you can see there is plenty of reinforced stitching throughout.

We all knew the midsole only featured rear Zoom Air, but when deconstructed you can really see how lackluster the setup is. While stacked the Zoom Air is roughly 18mm thick (very thick for heel Zoom) but they’re just basic rectangle shaped units. A really good foam would’ve almost have been a better setup than something like what you see below.

I still think the shoe is aesthetically appealing in certain colorways, but that may not be enough to sell me on buying a second pair.

If you like seeing what shoes are made of then check out FastPass.cn‘s deconstructed view of the Nike Zoom Freak 1 below. Feel free to share your thoughts and stay tuned for more deconstruction posts in the future.

via FastPass.cn

  1. It’s still kinda interesting. You can seen how the heels finish vs the Kobe AD (Exodus?), and there’s internal flex grooves. Of course the shoe is only is as good as it is in practice, and apparently NW just gave away his pair, but that’s more of boiling down to preference.

    Sounded like it did it’s job as a basic needs, introductory sig pair. A bit dull, but the fit was given some effort at least. I’d take that vs. the opposite — fancier cushion and construction on something that doesn’t fit right.

  2. Nightwing why dont they just put holes on the foam? The compression might be better for impact, plus less weight and less material? Or does putting holes mean another manufacturing process that cost more?

  3. It should’ve had full-length Zoom(Why Not? 0.1 style, which came at a similar price-point), and it should’ve had a shank-plate, without it, this is more of a ‘replica version’ of the Zoom Freak 1.

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