Before the world’s best basketball teams tip off at the 2020 Olympic Games
in Tokyo, Nike Basketball
has presented a new silhouette dubbed the Air Zoom BB NXT
and sustainably crafted uniforms for multiple countries. Commandeering the forefoot Zoom Air from Nike Running
products like the Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%
and surrounding it with court-ready cushion and construction, the Air Zoom BB NXT is a potent piece of performance footwear. Meanwhile, the jerseys combine past and future with a mix of recycled materials and heritage-inspired detailing.
With running-inspired energy return tech, the Air Zoom BB NXT is designed to keep ballers feeling fresh and invigorated into the fourth quarter and beyond. Presented in a familiar black and volt color scheme — although there will be several country-specific PEs as well — it mixes a full-length React foam footbed with a duo of TPU-encased Zoom Air pucks in the forefoot. A thin plate is placed above this setup for a more responsive feel. Uppers are focused on comfort, with a lightweight mesh construction, textured print that adds support and soft foam tongues/collars, the latter of which has a notch to secure the Achilles tendon.