Zion 3s contain your strongest movements

What to know

  • The Zion 3 was built for Zion Williamson’s style of play-an explosion of strength and speed-supporting him in three specific ways: containment, court feel and impact protection.
  • The drop-in midsole is composed of Formula 23 foam with a Zoom Air unit in the forefoot for responsive cushioning. The drop-in midsole promotes comfort and stability.
  • While brainstorming his third signature shoe in collaboration with Jordan Brand’s design team, Zion told them that he “got out of the mud,” referring to the hard work he put in during his journey from Marion, South Carolina, to the NBA. The upper features a material and color splash created using 3-D images of Zion’s foot as he made his last pitch in the mud. It is a canvas that tells Zion’s personal story, but is strategically reinforced to help contain the strong lateral movement on the footbed.

Jordan Brand’s design is rooted in equal parts movement and emotion. Each player in Jordan Brand’s signature lineup embodies a different style of play that evokes a certain feeling in the viewer. The Zion 3 was made for Zion Williamson’s style of play – an explosion of strength and speed – supporting him in three specific ways: containment, court feel, and impact protection.

The midsole cushioning is designed to help absorb the forces of Zion’s explosive game. The midsole is composed of Formula 23 foam with a Zoom Air unit in the forefoot for responsive cushioning. The drop-in midsole promotes comfort and stability. The stack height is the lowest ever achieved by a Zion signature shoe. This allows players to have cushioning where they need it, but also to have control over ground movement, such as a tight spin from the low block.

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The rubber herringbone traction pattern promotes quickness and control, while the iconic “Z” icon, ever-present in Zion’s signature line, comes to life with a raised TPU material and helps contain lateral movement.

While brainstorming his third signature shoe in collaboration with Jordan Brand’s design team, Zion told them that he “made it out of the mud,” referring to the hard work he put in during his journey from Marion, South Carolina, to the NBA. The upper features a material and color splash created using 3-D images of Zion’s foot as he made his last pitch in the mud. It is a canvas that tells Zion’s personal story, but is strategically reinforced to help contain the strong lateral movement on the footbed.

The Zion 3 “Sanctuary” will be released exclusively in North America in September, while the “Mud, Sweat and Tears” colorway will launch globally in October on jordan.com and at select retailers.

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