The design of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s signature shoes ZOOM FREAK 1 is similar to the KOBE series. The insole of ZOOM FREAK 1 has double layers of ZOOM Air Cushion. And the price is not high, so many of shoe fans are interested in it. Today let’s have a look at the internal structure of ZOOM FREAK 1.
Splitting the left shoe in the middle
We can see the double layer of ZOOM AIR Cushion on the rear sole from the side section
Separating the vamp with insole
The mesh vamp is thin and ventilated. The holes for shoelaces are extended to insole, which can improve the lateral wrapping performance.
The lining is soft and plying-up
The blue shoe-pad is printed with ALL BROS to salute Giannis Antetokounmpo’s family
The surface of insole fabric is gray EVA material
The reverse side of insole fabric uses non-woven material and is printed with the shoes’ information.
The integrated insole
The radial grooves on the forefoot can improve the moving flexibility
The size of the two ZOOM AIR CUSHION is the same.
The two pieces of air cushion are stacked up and down
The length of EUR42.5 air cushion on rear sole is about 75.67mm
The width of EUR42.5 air cushion on rear sole is about 40.19mm
The thickness of EUR42.5 air cushion on rear sole is about 8.28mm
The overall thickness of EUR42.5 air cushion on rear sole is about 16.64mm
The SWOOSH logo plate on the upturning outer side of insole
The outsole is made of stiff rubber and transparent rubber
The thickness of EUR42.5 forefoot insole and outsole is about 15.66mm
Under the condition of decompression, the thickness of EUR42.5 insole and outsole on the rear sole is about 22.72mm. The front and back difference of level is about 7.06mm
Let’s have a look at the comparison of FREAK 1 EP and GS’ construction:
FREAK 1 GS
ZOOM FREAK 1 EP
GS version (the upper one) has independent cushion foam on the rear sole
EP version (the bottom one) has double layer ZOOM Air Cushion on rear sole
Many shoe fans are unsatisfied that FREAK 1 doesn’t use arch supporting plate. But we have different ideas. The design inspiration of FREAK 1 may come from KOBE AD EP. After all, Giannis Antetokounmpo has used to wear KOBE’s signature shoes for a long time.
KOBE AD EP
The insole of KOBE AD（the upper one）uses ZOOM Air Cushion on rear sole
The insole of FREAK 1（the bottom one）uses double layers ZOOM Air Cushion on rear sole
Vamp: multilayer vamp design is very comfortable and fit to the foot well. The upturning material around vamp can steady the shoes well.
Insole: The groove design on forefoot can improve the starting flexibility. The double layer ZOOM Air Cushion on rear sole has obvious feedback.
Overall: ZOOM FREAK 1 is a pair of qualified signature shoes. The overall performance is great and the price is not high. It’s worthy to have a try.