Who should buy the Nike Zoom II

The Zoom Live 2 is another great budget model from Nike. It has the same setup as its predecessor the Nike Zoom Live 2017, only with a different upper design.

  • You are looking for a budget-friendly pair, that still has excellent midsole technologies that would support you.
  • You're a follower of Zoom and would want an upgraded upper version.

Nike Zoom Live 2 logo

Nike's midsole technology

The midsole of the Zoom Live 2 consists of a firm Phylon carrier and a Zoom unit at the forefoot. The Zoom unit is top-loaded to provide a good balance of comfort, impact absorption, and responsiveness. The full-length Phylon gives comfort, lightness, and court feel.

Nike Zoom Live 2 midsole zoom

Amazing outsole configuration of Nike Zoom Live II

Depending on the colorway, the outsole rubber of the Nike Zoom Live 2 can either be gum or solid rubber. It has a multidirectional traction pattern with deep grooves. These grooves resist dust and grip court floors well.

Nike Zoom Live 2 outsole

The shoe model aims to minimize wiping and to free wearers from worries about possible slipping. The pattern runs up to the sides of the shoe for better stopping power and grip, especially for side-to-side movements.

Nike Zoom Live 2 outsole bottom

Durable lockdown system

The Nike Zoom Live II has Flywire cables and a standard lace-up system to keep the foot down. The Flywire technology uses nylon or Vectran installed on the shoe in the same way as the wires that support suspension bridges, providing lightweight and durable support.

Nike Zoom Live 2 shoelaces

Zoom Live's durable upper

The upper of the Zoom Live 2 is made of breathable mesh with fuse overlays for durability. The shoe has smooth fabric lining and a molded insole for a nice step-in comfort.

Nike Zoom Live 2 upper

The collar and tongue of the shoe has thick foam pads, giving the ankle a comfortable and secure hug.

Nike Zoom Live 2 ankle

Simple minimalist style of Nike Zoom Live II

The Nike Zoom Live II is a low-top shoe that comes in five colorways. The shoe model has a simple design with Swoosh logos found on both the tongue, insole, and both sides of the shoe. 

Nike Zoom Live 2 forefoot

A “ZOOM LIVE” callout is diagonally printed on the tongue of the shoe.

Nike Zoom Live 2 collar

Facts / Specs

Weight: 13oz
Top: Low
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Colorways: Red / Blue / Black / Grey / White
SKUs: AH7566002 / AH7566101 / AH7566400 / AH7566600 / AH7567001 / AH7567003 / AH7567100 / AH7567101

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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.