With his break-out season being capped off with the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo joins an elite club of Nike athletes as he now unveils his first signature shoe – the Air Zoom Freak 1.
Decked with double-stacked Zoom Air units under the heel, a multidirectional traction pattern, and a rubber clip that extends from the outsole up through the midsole, the Greek Freak’s first signature shoe contain subtle elements that are fundamental to serving his unique style of play. It also honors his love of another signature shoe line from the brand: “Since I was little I have been wearing the Kobes. The fit, feel, and function has always been comfortable to me,” he says.
The newest sneaker from Nike will also feature his own logo. Its pattern is built from a repeat of the Antetokounmpo primary logo, an interlocked ‘G’ and ‘A’ that gives homage to his family name. Negative space is used to reflect the path he took on the long journey to where he is now, while the clipped corner of the ‘G’ references his anomalous athletic talents. He is named the ‘Greek Freak’ after all for his singular combination of length and agility.