The Jordan Zion 1s: Zion's First Signature Shoe
Zion Williamson has been a dominant force in his short time in the NBA. Many predicted he would be a star, with his unique combination of size and athleticism enabling him to get to the rim with easy and finish over or through any defender that stands in the path of Mount Zion. The Jordan Zion 1s were created for the transcendent athlete the Zion is, coming in 4 different colourways, each of which come from an aspect of Zion's personal traits.
The primary focus of the Zion 1 was the tongue, believe it or not, and the flexibility it provides. With an athlete as explosive as Zion, you need a shoe that is able to bend and react to all of his movements, which would allow him to continue dominating on the floor. Jordan Brand executed on this with an articulated tongue with targeted padding and unique stitching patterns helping to ease lace pressure and provide a snug fit.
The shoe also contains a new style of cushioning position below the forefoot which is contained by a two loop internal strap. The cushioning is a full length Air Strobel unit with an additional stacked, bottom loaded Zoom Air unit. All the cushioning a player like Zion would need. The Zion 1s come in 4 different colour ways: Gen Zion, ZNA, Noah & Marion.
Gen Zion will be the first colourway released in the limited quantities on April the 23rd, followed up by ZNA (5th May), Noah (19th May) and Marion (26th May).
Jordan Brand is home to many elite athletes, including Carmelo Anthony, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul, all of whom are generational, once in a lifetime kind of players. Zion's arrival to the brand adds a sense of youthfulness to the brand, one which continues to grow and add to their roster and with players like Zion, who is now the first Gen Z player to have their own signature shoe, the future is looking quite bright for the Jordan Brand.
For a detailed look at the shoe plus a look at all the colourways being released, check out the images below.