While widely-considered one of the biggest letdowns in recent NBA history, Zion Williamson is heading into the 2022-23 season focused. For the occasion, he and his NIKE, Inc. family have prepped the Jordan Zion 2 signature sneaker, which arrives in a “Hope Diamond” colorway on Thursday, June 30th.
Inspired by the 21-year-old’s goal of winning at the next level of his career, the upcoming colorway indulges in a “White,” “Half Blue,” “Deep Royal Blue” and “Pink Prime” mix of colors that make a statement on the court. Technologically-wise, Williamson’s second signature model from Brand Jordan features a reworked Zoom Air strobel unit that decouples the full-length component in order to achieve a smoother landing on the heel following an explosive play from the New Orleans Pelican; the update also enables 20% more Zoom Air the the forefoot for improved responsiveness. Additionally, the performance cup sole and strap across the vamp helps contain Zion Williamson’s foot in place, delivering optimal support to one of the most awe-inspiring athletes currently gracing the hardwood.
On the aesthetic front, the sneaker indulges in design cues from 1980s and ’90s hoops footwear, while “ZW” logos from the Jordan Zion 1 are slightly modified. Self-affirming messages land throughout the Zion 2, reminding the young player that “Nobody built like you, you design yourself” and to “win” (included in Morse code on the outsole).
Enjoy campaign imagery of the pair ahead, as you wait for a Nike.com release on Thursday, June 30th, for $120 USD.
In related sneaker news, check out the Nike Air Max 97‘s upcoming drops.
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Jordan Zion 2 "Hope Diamond"
Release Date: Jun 30th, 2022 (Thursday)
Color: Half Blue/Pink Prime/Deep Royal Blue
Mens: $120 Style Code: DO9161-467Grade School: N/A Style Code: DO9514-467Little Kids: N/A Style Code: DO9513-467Infant & Toddler: N/A Style Code: DO9512-467
After MarketAvailable Now
North AmericaJun 30th, 2022 (Thursday)