Nike Air Zoom BB NXT is light with plenty of cushion. Looking at it, it has a lot of cushion, but when you pick it up and even wear it, the shoe is surprisingly light! When lacing it up, the shoe i very comfortable and responsive. The extensive sole makes it look tall despite it being a low-top shoe. BB NXT definitely has an advanced design to feel this good.
Most basketball shoes I play in are mid-top or high-top with more ankle support; I jump a lot and play aggressive defense so ankle support is a must. The BB NXT makes you “feel shifty” because they are extremely comfortable and responsive to quick footsteps.
Any and every ball move I go to execute is quick because the shoes are light and when my foot makes contact, I can react quickly.
need a shoe with lots of ankle support (the Nike KD 14 is praised for its great ankle support)
looking for an outdoor basketball shoe (the Cosmic Unity is also suitable for outdoor use)
The Nike BB NXT fits comfortably
The Nike BB NXT is true to size and it is good for playing and comfortable enough for everyday wear.
The BB NXT has multiple layers of cushion
The BB NXT didn’t give any hot spots or sliding when laced up and playing. The shoe performed well when doing the shooting and ball-handling drills. The multiple layers of cushion feel like they are evenly distributed from the toe to the heel.
It is easy to like
The materials in the upper are mostly made of mesh, which gives a good tight lockdown feel and yet is still breathable.
The Air Zoom BB NXT is durable
After wearing it during a few workouts there are no real signs of wear and the shoe is holding up pretty good.
No complaints out of the box
There was no break-in period for the Air Zoom BB NXT. Pretty much out of the box it felt the same from day 1. Very convenient to just play in these.
The “stop and go” was perfect!
The BB NXT grip was a very high-quality rubber texture! I played on a laminate floor and “stop and go” was perfect. I can only imagine how good the traction would be on hardwood floors!
The Nike Air Zoom BB NXT is one of my new favorites to play in! The utility of this shoe extends beyond basketball due to the extremely comfortable cushioning. The ability to play fast and decisively will appeal to a lot of players who enjoy a lightweight shoe that is comfortable to wear for an extended timeframe.
Basketball players who more actively jump, rebound, and defend will likely lean to a shoe with more ankle support to prevent rollover. The BB NXT offers a great option for your basketball shoe rotation!
Basketball is part of my daily life. I pretty much hoop 6 days a week, sometimes 7 days. I'm 6'6 so all of my reviews are based on a size 14 shoe, its weight, traction, durability. I play positions 1 through 4, so performance-wise I really put shoes to the test.