Size and fit

The Nike Air Zoom Alpha is available in men’s sizing. Women can still order a pair by getting 1.5 less to have their exact fit. The shoe has a low-top profile that allows sufficient ankle mobility. It has laces that users can tighten or loosen the fit. 

This low-top shoe has textile and synthetic leather uppers that provide sufficient breathability and comfort on feet. It is equipped with the Zoom Air technology that gives incredible comfort and an excellent ride. 

Nike Air Zoom Alpha Style

The low-top Nike Air Zoom Alpha is a unisex sneaker that is inspired by a running shoe. The shoe upper highlights different layers of materials and a play on dimensions that can remind us of the Nike Spiridon.

Like other Nike shoes, it is released in several fresh colorways to update the track style with a modern twist. Some of the colors available are midnight navy/ white/ black/ carotene, black/ habanero red/ white/ volt, binary blue/ carotene/ white-black, black/ volt/ grey, and lucid green/ habanero red/ white. 

The low-top Air Zoom by Nike has a sporty silhouette that can look good with fabric shorts, track pants, denim jeans, joggers, or cargo shorts. Ladies may also wear this kick and pair it with their miniskirts or denim jumpsuits to complete a sporty look with a feminine vibe. 

Notable Features

The low-top Nike Air Zoom Alpha features a classic silhouette that can bring us back to the 90s. It features a chunky and retro design that can complete a modern look. Apart from the nostalgic style, it also highlights comfort by delivering an incredible ride because of the installed Zoom Air unit that runs from the heel to the forefoot area. 

Nike Air Zoom Alpha History

The Nike Air Zoom Alpha was initially released in 1996. It was the first shoe that Nike released with the Zoom Air technology. It featured an excellent ride as the Zoom Air unit that ran from the heel going to the forefoot. 

In February 2019, Nike resurrected the Air Zoom Alpha in a stitch-for-stitch remake. The OG Binary Blue and Black/ Volt were the first colorways released. Other color variations were offered later on. 

Bringing us back to the 90s' decade, the Nike Air Zoom Alpha pays homage to the milestone of the brand's unprecedented experiment, the Zoom Air technology.

Nice to know

  • Nike branding is evident on the tongue, heel, and medial sides. 
  • The iconic Swoosh logo is embroidered at the medial sides of the shoe. 
  • It has a rubber outsole for reliable traction. 

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Dad, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air, Nike Zoom Air
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
Technology: Air Cushion

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Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.