Profile of the Nike Zoom Evidence II

Released as one of Nike’s budget basketball shoes, the shoe continues the Evidence legacy. The Evidence 2 features a triangular traction pattern, a forefoot Zoom Air unit within its Phylon midsole, and an engineered mesh upper.

Performance

Cushion. Housed within the forefoot is a Zoom Air unit that bulges out slightly from the Nike Zoom Evidence 2's bottoms. The Air unit allows the wearer to stay on his or her toes. Due to the unit's responsiveness, the shoe is ideal for fast-paced plays.

Traction. The shoe's outsole features a multidirectional triangular tread pattern. The grooves are not very widely-spaced thus dirt may get caught. However, only light wipes are needed to refresh the shoe's soles. For players who are fans of that reassuring outsole squeak, this shoe has a lot of it.

Fit

Length and Width. Although the width fits true to size, the shoe runs long. It is advised to visit your local shoe store to fit the Zoom Evidence II personally. If the width of your foot permits, you can go half a size down.

Lockdown. The shoe’s tight fit is attributed to the supportive midfoot Flywire cables that provide containment during quick lateral cuts, the heavily-padded collar that adds security to the ankles and reduces the possibility of heel slippage, and the padded tongue that runs to the toes to ensure comfort.

Material

The Nike Zoom Evidence II uses Engineered Mesh for its upper. The material is overlaid with a rubberized fuse on the forefoot and lacing area to ensure durability. It is lightweight and thin, allowing ventilation within the shoe.

Below the upper, the tongue extends up to the toe to add comfort and improve the fit, akin to the Tech Fit Cleaty technology by Adidas.

The midsole cushion is made of Phylon. Encased within it is a Zoom Air unit at the forefoot. Some colorways have solid rubber outsoles while others are paired with translucent rubber. Solid rubber outsoles are safe for the outdoors. The translucent rubber, however, is best used indoors because it is made of a pliable compound that burns easily on concrete surfaces.

Style

As a low-top basketball shoe, the silhouette looks similar to some of Kobe Bryant’s shoes. The design plays with subtle geometric shapes that run from the shoe's heel to the midfoot. The forefoot, for its part, is adorned with dual-toned mesh. A large Nike swoosh is embossed onto the medial and lateral sides of the shoe.

Special Colorways of the Nike Zoom Evidence II

The Nike Zoom Evidence II comes in more than five different colorways. The more popular ones are the Wolf Grey/White/Cool Grey, Dark Obsidian/Light Carbon/Gum Light Brown/ White, Black/Cool Grey/Metallic Gold, Black/White/Wolf Grey/Metallic Silver, and Black/University Red/White/Metallic Silver.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 10.1oz
Top: Low
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Colorways: Black / Blue / Red / White / Grey
SKUs: 908976001 / 908976003 / 908976004 / 908976005 / 908976006 / 908976011 / 908976012 / 908976090 / 908976100 / 908978600

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Author
Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

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.