Many consider the Nike Zoom Freak 1 to be one of the best basketball shoes on the market today. This is because it was designed by the legendary designer Tinker Hatfield who helped produce some of the best shoes in the world.
The Freak 1 was created with a single focus: make the basketball shoe for the most comfortable basketball shoe you have ever worn. With this focus, the shoe has achieved what many had their eyes set on when they were searching for a new basketball shoe: comfort and low profile design.
A few months ago, I purchased the Nike Zoom Freak 1 in black. My wife was the first to try it out and the last to let me get my hands on it. The shoe feels great when you are playing the game but the feel also extends to the training floor.
After two days on the training floor, I could not believe how comfortable it was. I went through all of my practices without a problem and it never caused any irritation or soreness on my foot.
Other basketball shoes have a lot of cushioning, which does not help with ground reaction, but it does help a lot in comfort. The Freak One does not have any of that and as a result, is a much more comfortable shoe.
It is designed to be lightweight, so you can wear it while running but it will still be comfortable. However, the sneaker also features a full mesh upper, which gives the shoe a very casual look but gives it an athletic fit that is similar to other Nike sneakers.
Many people may disagree with me because they think the athletic look of the shoe is a negative, but I am sure Nike understands how serious this issue is for many people. The shoe also has an air-channeled outsole that offers you a firm and secure grip on the court.