“One of the hallmarks of his athleticism is transferring energy quickly from leg to leg to maneuver his body through gaps,” says Ross Klein, Nike‘s Sr. Creative Director for Men’s Performance Footwear. “Giannis works his foot like a gas and brake. He also works all different angles of his foot as he’s driving to the basket, so we wanted to contour the design to fit the way he transitions from step to step.”
The low-cut shape that’s been seen on the Freak 1 and Freak 2 is retained, but it’s upper is fashioned with a totally different aesthetic. Uppers are engineered with a synthetic material and come decorated with backward Swooshes positioned near the ankle and a lockdown strap over the forefoot. Additional branding can be found via Antetokounmpo’s signature logo that’s stamped to the tongues as well as tinier Swooshes that are planted into the bottom of the throat. Midsoles are presented with sleek and curvy molds that house a duo of Zoom Air units for premium comfort and responsiveness.