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Jordan Zion 1 Performance Review

What do your imagine Jordan Zion 1 to be? Zion Williamson gets a new basketball milestone with the signature shoe at age 20. We want to talk about Zion Williamson’s first pair of signature shoes today.

Jordan Zion 1 is mid-low structure. Different people has different request for the shoes. For Zion Williamson, the comfort level is the key point.

The shoe tongue of Jordan Zion 1 is filled in irregular padding which can avoid the press to the instep after fastening the shoelaces. It has ZW and Jumpman logo on the left and right shoe tongue. The shoe tongue has good fitness and can reduce the oppression to the instep.

The inspiration of shoe tongue design comes from the armor of super hero. The connecting part with shoe tongue is also a important part for stabilizing. After fastening the shoelaces, it can offer good fixity to forefoot sole. In additionally, the padding around the ankle is thick. Jordan Zion 1 offers good stability to the runners when running.

Zion Williamson is only 20 years old when he realizes his dream of signature shoes. One of his request to Jordan Zion 1 is that when people walk into the store, they can recognize that is Zion Williamson’s shoes at first look.

So Jordan uses Z logo on the vamp of Jordan Zion 1. The designer Vianney de Montgolfier thought that Z is the most suitable logo to represent the characteristic of speed and power. I also prefer to the Z logo of Jordan Zion 1.

Although the vamp of Jordan Zion 1 is made of composite materials, but it’s divided into three parts according to the different supporting request when playing basketball. The front end of vamp is made of mesh fabric, and the middle part is made of tear resistant material, and the heelpiece part is made of thick composite material. It’s durable and flexible.

For the performance, Zion Williamson thought that he need the best balance of speed and strength. Jordan Zion 1 uses full-length Air Strobel with a piece of ZOOM Air cushion on forefoot sole to satisfy his request.

With the thick and soft shoe-pad, it’s comfortable. When you jump and moving, the ZOOM Air cushion on forefoot sole will offer the resilience.

The forefoot outsole of Jordan Zion 1 is engraved with the cities’ name and the names to express Zion Williamson’s growth track. And the inner side of outsole is engraved with ‘Shock The World’ which comes from the twitter by Zion Williamson in 2016. In the Summer of 2016, he attended the basketball training camps. He got MVP on the NBPA TOP 100 Camp and Under Armour Elite 24.


  • The rear support of Jordan Zion 1 is good. It’s mid type, but the flexibility is good. After fastening the front two couples of shoelaces, it’s obviously tight. The shoe-pad is thick. The Air Sole cushion is more obvious. It needs to press deeply to feel the Zoom Air cushion. The traction performance of transparent outsole is enough if playing on indoor court. The overall performance of Jordan Zion 1 is good, but the cushion performance should be not enough for Zion Williamson as he is powerful player.