The Jordan Zion 1 “Noah” Is Inspired By Zion Williamson’s Kid Brother

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With Zion Williamson being the first Gen-Z athlete in Jordan Brand and Nike history, his first signature shoe, the Jordan Zion 1, is being met with much anticipation—and rightfully so. From his rise to stardom to his hometown in South Carolina, the Pelicans player’s personal experiences are creatively channeled by four revealed colorways for the model. Among these offerings is the wild “Noah” style, named after and inspired by his younger brother.

The proposition sees a textile and synthetic construction that is divided between black and white by a fittingly Z-shaped overlay at the center. As seen on Zion’s Air Jordan 34 PE, another shoe inspired by his sibling, this new pair is also bursting with colors and utilizes drawings and doodles throughout. Specifically, overlays of multicolored brushstroke letters spelling “ZION” are atop the black sections of the design while the outsole sports a colorful pattern reminiscent of melted crayons. As explained by Zion himself, these motifs are inspired by the time when Noah was handed some crayons and a pair of Air Jordan 1 Lows to draw on when he and his family visited the Nike headquarters. He added that the mix of bright hues also reflects his brother’s colorful personality. To complete the basketball silhouette, a sturdy, full-length Air Strobel layered over a Zoom Air unit underneath the forefoot has been added for superior stability, as well as a forefoot band and unique traction pattern for the security and responsiveness demanded by the hardwood.

Get a closer look at the Zion 1 below, which will be dropping on May 19th in full-sizing.

And if you’re looking for more colorways of this upcoming model, check out the glow-in-the-dark Zion 1 “ZNA.”


Jordan Zion 1 "Noah"

SKU: DA3130-001
RELEASE DATE: May 19, 2021

US 05/19/2021 Wednesday

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