Who should buy the Nike Zoom Live 2017

The Nike Zoom Live 2017 is a straightforward budget-friendly basketball shoe. Its upper is made of mesh and nylon with protective fuse overlays. You would want this pair if:

  • You're looking for an affordable but really great-looking shoe.
  • You're an explosive player who needs explosive impact protection.

Nike Zoom Live 2017 logo top

Solid midsole setup of Nike Zoom Live 2017

The midsole of the Nike Zoom Live 2017 is made of Phylon. This is Nike’s go-to cushioning material that provides a good amount of impact protection and a stable low-profile ride.

Nike Zoom Live 2017 midsole

At the forefoot, a rectangular Zoom Air unit is embedded. This setup is responsible for the high energy returns that fuel explosive cuts and sprints to the basket.

Nike Zoom Live 2017 midsole mid

Nike Zoom Live's outsole configuration

The bottom of the shoe is covered by a full-length rubber outsole. The pattern on it is composed of short diagonal, horizontal, and vertical lines that are arranged in various orientations to provide multidirectional support.

Nike Zoom Live 2017 outsole

The spaces in between the short nubs on the outsole are wide, so there is no need to worry about them getting clogged by dust.  The pattern extends up to the sides of the midsole to provide much needed traction at even the most gravity-defying angles.

Nike Zoom Live 2017 outsole heel

Stable secure lockdown

This shoe has the traditional lacing system. It is reinforced by a Y-shaped strap that is anchored on two points at the lateral side and locked on the medial side.

Nike Zoom Live 2017 lace

 Not only does this strap keep the laces down, it also pushes the foot closer to the rear part of the shoe for a more secure fit. Speaking of the rear area, the shoe also has an internal heel counter.

Nike Zoom Live 2017 strap

Within the Zoom Live 2017’s midsole, there is a torsional shank that keeps the wearer’s ride stable and free from threats of foot twisting.

Jordan's impressive upper

The upper of the Nike Zoom Live 2017 is made of nylon and mesh with some fuse overlays on high-wear surfaces such as the toe cap and that specific part of the upper where the laces are anchored.

Nike Zoom Live 2017 upper

This combination of materials is said to hug the foot like a glove, further enhancing the support that the shoe gives.

Simple stunning style of Nike Zoom Live 2017

There is not so much gimmick with the Nike Zoom Live 2017. Everything on it is straight to the point, from the ankle collar down to the outsole.

Nike Zoom Live 2017 ankle

The only giveaway that the Zoom Live 2017 is from Nike is the large Swoosh on the strap and the midsole. This simplicity, however, is what attracts some buyers.

Nike Zoom Live 2017 forefoot

Facts / Specs

Weight: 340g
Top: Low
Lockdown: Strap, Lace-Up
Colorways: Grey / Black / White
SKUs: 852421001 / 852421010 / 852421011 / 852421107 / 852421117

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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.