Verdict from 22 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Several buyers love the Nike Zoom Evidence 3’s sleek silhouette. They say that these basketball shoes go well with any outfit.
  • Like James’s LeBron Witness 3, a good number of players are reporting that the traction works very well on outdoor courts.
  • These Nike basketball shoes feel super comfortable, one wearer declares.
  • A few are saying that the Zoom Evidence III offers excellent quality, especially for its low price.
  • Many owners appreciate the shoe’s eye-catching design.
  • These mid-top basketball shoes are very easy to put on, an owner reports.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Zoom Evidence 3 lacks ankle support, several players complain. They quickly sprained their ankles after playing in these Nike shoes.
  • A reviewer claims that these mid-top basketball shoes have a narrow fit.

Bottom line

Not much has changed from the Nike Zoom Evidence II and Nike Zoom Evidence III. The third Zoom Evidence remains a reliable option for those looking for a comfortable, durable, and pocket-friendly basketball sneaker that works well on both indoor and outdoor courts. These Nike basketball shoes also have a sleek and stylish silhouette that most casual wearers will find appealing.

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Good to know

Show your opponents what you’ve got with the Nike Zoom Evidence III. These mid-top basketball shoes combine lightweight containment with plush comfort. 

A padded collar and wrap-around upper provide increased support while Flywire cables keep the foot secure. A lightweight mesh upper keeps the feet fresh by allowing air to circulate.

These Nike basketball shoes also feature a Phylon midsole with forefoot Zoom Air cushioning for a soft and plush feel underfoot. A curved rubber outsole delivers unrivaled traction on the hardwood.

Cushion. The Nike Zoom Evidence 3 features a Phylon midsole that offers a soft and stable ride. At the forefoot, a Zoom Air unit provides lightweight responsiveness and impact absorption.

Traction. These Nike basketball shoes boast a curved rubber outsole that offers a smooth heel-to-toe transition. The curved outsole also features angled treading for increased multidirectional grip.

Length and Width. The Nike Zoom Evidence III reportedly fits true to size. Buyers can order their real size when copping online.

Lockdown. These mid-top basketball shoes feature a half-length internal cleatie that offers a snug one-to-one feel. Flywire cables are built into the lacing system for an adaptable fit.

These Nike basketball shoes are equipped with a lightweight mesh upper that wraps the foot. The upper is designed to provide breathable support all game long.

The Zoom Evidence III features a mid-top cut with padded collars that support the ankles. The shoe’s fold-over design and snug materials provide a natural feel.

The Nike Zoom Evidence III arrives in several eye-catching colorways.

  • Black/Black/Wolf Grey
  • Black/Blue
  • Black/Metallic Gold/Cool Gray/White
  • Black/University Red/White
  • White/Black/White


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Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.