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Takedown Awareness: Nike Air MZ3 (1997)

FLAGSHIP SHOE: Nike Air MZ3

The Nike Air MZ3.

Name: “MZ” stands for “Max Zoom”

Player: Juwan Howard and many others

Original Release: 1997

Retro: N/A

Weight: 14.4 ounces

Price: $125

Design Features:

  • full grain floater leather, mesh and synthetic leather upper
  • metalbuck underlays
  • textured, sculpted Phylon midsole
  • encapsulated forefoot Zoom Air unit
  • visible heel Air Max unit
  • sculpted solid rubber outsole with optimal flex grooves

TAKEDOWN SHOE: Nike Air Hover Uptempo

The Nike Air Hover Uptempo.
Photo via souliisole

Player: Steve Kerr and others

Original Release: 1998

Retro: N/A

Price: $75

Design Features:

  • mesh, full grain and synthetic leather upper
  • metalbuck underlays
  • sculpted Phylon midsole
  • encapsulated heel Air Sole unit
  • sculpted rubber outsole with herringbone pattern traction

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