Meanwhile, Nike’s official site introduces the “Fresh Paint” colorway of Zion 3 as being inspired by Air Jordan 4 but with a twist. The site says that the colorway is all about Zion “carving his own journey and path.”
The shoes feature multiple details including drop-in midsoles that have Formula 23 foam, Zoom air unit in the forefoot, a rubber herringbone traction pattern, and the iconic “Z” icon on the lateral side.
The midsole cushioning helps absorb the explosive force and provides support and stability. The herringbone traction provides quickness and control. The shoes also feature the lowest stack height yet on the Zion signature shoe, which helps in feeling close to the ground to control movements.
The “Z” logo is added via a raised TPU material upon the lateral side.