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  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $110
  • Weight
    15oz

    Good to know

    Basketball shoes usually weigh between 300g and 400g for speed and agility. Write your on-court tale with basketball shoes that barely tip the scales.

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81 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

  • 82 / 100 | JAHRONMON

    If you’re looking for A1 traction and ample support, you’re not going to want to drop $110 on the Zoom Rev ’17.

  • 76 / 100 | The Sole Brothers

    The materials are really good, it just felt a little bulky.

  • 80 / 100 | WearTesters

    Although the Zoom Rev 17 is still a step behind the 2016 (and 2015), it is an extremely solid option for someone looking for quickness, forefoot cushioning while still riding low, and a great fit.

  • 80 / 100 | BasketballDiagnostics

    If you are searching for comfy, one-to-one fit and responsive & light cushion tooling then the Nike Zoom Rev 2017 is your go to model.

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Profile of the Nike Zoom Rev 2017

One of Nike’s team model shoes for 2017, the Zoom Rev 2017 boasts a premium mesh upper, Zoom Air unit on the forefoot, and a herringbone pattern on the outsole that works really well on clean courts.

Performance

Cushion. The shoe features an injection-molded Phylon midsole that houses a bottom-loaded Zoom Air unit at the forefoot. This type of setup provides ample impact protection at the heel and responsiveness at the forefoot for efficient take-off. The wavy shape of the outsole gives a “crash pad” effect that contributes to the cushion’s springiness.

Traction. The Nike Zoom Rev 2017’s traction pattern uses a combination of a tightly packed, full-length herringbone pattern and a ripple-like embossing that gives the outsole its wavy form.

Since the grooves are very dense, the outsole will need frequent wiping on moderately to excessively dusty courts.

Fit

Length and Width. Generally, the shoe fits true to size. Those with slightly wide feet are advised to stay with their standard Nike basketball shoe size since the upper material stretches and later on conforms to the foot’s shape. Those who have very wide feet are suggested to try on the shoe in your local shoe store.

Lockdown. A thick padding on the ankle, which is akin to the Geofit technology on Adidas shoes, helps to hold down the foot when laces are tightened. The internal heel counter, works in tandem and cups the heel in place, ensuring no heel slips.

The sides of the midsole form a slight wall that centers the foot onto the sole. The durable mesh upper completes the lockdown system by wrapping the foot to the midsole forming a unit that is ready to ball.

Material

The Nike Zoom Rev 2017’s upper features a soft and lightweight textile mesh that is backed by foam. The upper is overlaid with fuse in high-wear areas such as the toe rand and lace loops. The tongue and ankle collar are heavily padded and are comparable to the Adidas Geofit system.

For the midsole, Phylon cushioning and a forefoot Zoom Air unit is used. The outsole, depending on the colorway, is made of either clear rubber, solid rubber or gum.

Style

The Zoom Rev 2017 takes the classic basketball shoe silhouette and adds futuristic details such as the wavy midsole. The shoe also experiments with different textures on its upper while maintaining a minimalist look. A Nike logo is printed on the lateral side of the shoe and the shoe’s outsole.

Special Colorways of the Nike Zoom Rev 2017

These affordable Nike basketball shoes are available in several colorways.

  • Black/Anthracite/White
  • Cool Grey/Dark Grey/White
  • Vivid Pink/White-Hyper Pink
  • White/Black/Metallic Gold/Pure Platinum
  • White/Pure Platinum-Black

Nike Zoom Rev 2017 Aaron Gordon ‘Dunk Contest’ PE

The Nike Zoom Rev 2017 ‘Dunk Contest’ PE features a black upper with a unique graphic that represents the eye of a storm. Just like the storm’s eye, Aaron can keep calm and be at peace on the court despite the chaos going on around him.

Nike Zoom Rev 2017 ‘BHM’ PE

This Quickstrike release comes dressed in black, white, and metallic gold. The shoe’s detailing pays tribute to the Black History Movement and recognizes the power of unity and equality in sports.

Nike Zoom Rev 2017 Devin Booker PE

Featuring the Phoenix Suns’ “Away” color scheme, this PE colorway boasts a black upper with orange accents. A speckled midsole and personalized “DB1” logo on the tongue completes the Suns-inspired theme.

Nike Zoom Rev 2017 Draymond Green PE

This player exclusive colorway is dressed in black with yellow highlights throughout. Draymond’s “D23” logo is seen on the tongue while his jersey number 23 is found on the heel.


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