Who should buy the Nike Zoom Assersion

Assert your dominance on the court and show your opponents that you are one of the best with the Nike Zoom Assersion. You'd want this pair if:

  • You're looking for a lightweight and comfortable pair but would also bring you solid and explosive performance.
  • You're into signature shoe designs, but only the budget-friendly models.

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Impressive cushioning of Nike Zoom Assersion

The Nike Zoom Assersion features a lightweight Injected Phylon midsole and a forefoot Zoom Air unit that delivers plush underfoot cushioning.

Nike Zoom Assersion forefoot

The Injected Phylon foam adds a layer of flexible cushioning that offers a lightweight feel while the low-profile Zoom Air unit delivers responsive cushioning.

Nike Zoom Assersion cushioning

The Zoom Assersion’s cushioning setup provides supportive comfort and keeps your every step light and nimble.

Nike's outstanding midsole for Zoom Assersion

Able to make quick directional changes, the Nike Zoom Assersion features a banked midsole that is designed to provide support and stability when hitting hard angles on the court.

Nike Zoom Assersion midsole

Strong outsole construction of Nike Zoom Assersion

The durable rubber outsole has a micro-traction pattern that wraps around the sides of the midsole, increasing traction when making hard cuts.

Nike Zoom Assersion outsole

The shoe’s traction is able to help engage every part of your foot, enabling you to step confidently in any direction.

Nike Zoom Assersion outsole bottom

Steady, solid lockdown

A mesh forefoot band works with the Flywire cables, adapting to your multidirectional movements while maintaining lockdown.

Nike Zoom Assersion lockdown

A plush foam padding provides stability and support during lateral movements. It also offers a comfortable fit around the ankle collar.

Zoom Assersion's upper setup

The Nike Zoom Assersion’s upper is made of lightweight textile and some synthetic materials that offer breathable comfort during intense play. Fuse overlays add durability on high-wear areas.

Nike Zoom Assersion upper top

Design story of Nike Zoom Assersion

Nike Basketball is driven by their signature lines, but their footwear catalog is much larger than what’s usually reported. Sporting a low-top silhouette, the Nike Zoom Assersion takes its design cues from signature models such as the Kyrie 3 and Nike PG1. 

Nike Zoom Assersion style

With the Nike Zoom Assersion, you can definitely ball on a budget and still look dope while doing it.

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Colorways: Black / Grey / White / Red
SKUs: 818062600 / 917505001 / 917505006 / 917505010 / 917505100 / 917505101 / 917505104 / 917505600 / 917506004 / 917506104

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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.