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Unboxing and Closed Look: NIKE AIR ZOOM BB NXT EP

Due to the effect of COVID-19, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games are postponed. But the corresponding sports equipment are on sale now. NIKE releases Nike Air Zoom BB NXT basketball shoes.


It has a big Swoosh logo on the big white shoebox, it’s printed with Air Zoom.

The side shoe tag of shoebox

The vamp is made of knitted material.

The shoe tongue buckle design can prevent the shoe tongue moving. The shoe tongue is printed with BB.

It has several shoelaces holes. It can fasten the shoes well.

I love the shoe heel design. it has the pull tab which is convenient for putting on and taking off. It has dot design to reinforce.

It adds liner on the part of heel tendon. It’s designed according to the heel tendon.

The inner side Swoosh logo with 40 dots on the inner side of shoe heel constitute 2020.

The outboard upturning TPU on the forefoot sole can offer great lateral supporting performance to prevent the deformation of ZOOM Air cushion and improve the resilience.

It uses full-length React foam which is light and has good resilience and stability.

The double-deck React foam is thick.

The outsole is water ripple design which improves mult-directional traction performance.

The outsole pattern corresponds with the ZOOM Air cushion of forefoot sole. The big groove design improves the flexibility.

The hollow-out insole stability looks good.

The radial type pattern offers good stability.

The upwarping design of tiptoe and shoe heel make it looks like a pair of running shoes.

The all around of shoe-pad is upwarping, which locks the foot very well.

The shoe-pad uses React cushion foam, with double-deck insole, it’s 3 layers of React foam.

The reverse side of shoe-pad has brush coating

The length of EUR44 shoe-pad is 289mm

The width of EUR44 forefoot shoe-pad is 98.04mm

The thickness of EUR44 shoe-pad is 6.16mm

The EVA material insole fabric

The unit weight of EUR44 is about 456.8g


NIKE AIR ZOOM BB NXT is released for Olympic games basketball shoes. It may try to re-place the position of Hyperdunk. The overall design is good, it has the retro design and popular elements.

The size is normal size, the forefoot of EP version is a little wide, which is suitable for more foot types. After fastening the shoelaces, the fitness is good. The feedback of forefoot ZOOM Air cushion is obvious. The stability is also good. But the center of gravity is a little high, it needs to be careful when making big movements. And the rear sole is a little soft. If you are used to the stiff Phylon insole, it needs some times to break-in.