Sneaker Report has previously covered the 10 Best Nike Air Max Basketball Shoes, but Air Max isn't the only popular Nike cushioning for the hardwood.
Designed as an evolved version of Nike Air, Zoom Air was first introduced in 1995 in the form of the Nike Air Go LWP. Although it didn't bare the “Zoom Air” namesake, it featured what was originally known as Tensile Air cushioning. Later renamed Zoom, the cushioning was created specifically for the game of basketball and featured an extremely responsive and spring-like on-court feel. Built with strong tensiles of fabric which bound the units together, Zoom Air offers a more focused and responsive feel than Max Air. Its low-profile structure has provided a comfortable and close-to-the-court feel for quick, explosive players for nearly two decades. Whether you're looking to try out Zoom Air for the first time, or want to upgrade to a different style, you'll want to check out The 10 Best Nike Zoom Air Basketball Shoes.
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