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Nike Air Zoom BB NXT Performance Review

Although the Olympic Games has been postponed this year, the team shoes Nike Air Zoom BB NXT arrived as promised. Another good news is that the midsole setup of the shoe has been injected with a combination of new technology. But can the shoes live up to its reputation of “magic shoes”? Go on checking then and you’ll find the answer.

The Nike Air Zoom BB NXT has a warped tail with a thick midsole. The first released version is mainly black with green and yellow and also decorated with valerian blue, making it very much similar to Air Zoom Alphafly Next%.

The big Swoosh on the inside of the shoe is not complete, and the “Air” in the Air Zoom logo on the midsole has been cut in half, suggesting that this is Nike’s innovation, the rise of a new edition of basketball shoes.

The foam inside the shoe is comfortable and fits various kinds of foot type. The last is relatively wide and the soft foam inside the tongue is rather thick, creating a comfortable sense of fit. Besides, the design of the inside heel makes the shoes look more casual and wears more comfortably.

As for the air permeability and supporting, they can be said to be above average. The vamp has the material of heat-melt reinforcement, and the lower part still contains a layer of sponge. But the ventilation inside the shoes is not seriously affected if you wear it for walking. However, when it comes to the actual performance, whether the shoe will cause sweltering effect is still unknown.

Moreover, these wave points are designed as gradient effect and the shoelace hole is designed as water wave, which brings a stronger  visual effect. However, the vamp is designed as the engineering net surface, so the support brought by dispersed hot-melt reinforcement is not so satisfying. And I also felt the wrapping is not as good as I had expected before since my feet are very thin.

Equipped with whole-foot three-layer Nike React cushioning foam, including two layers of cushioning cotton on the midsole and one layer of insole, the shoe, on the whole, wears especially comfortably. The TPU support plate at the midfoot can also be seen since the bottom is hollow which is to enhance anti-torsion performance.

Designing the shoes is like creating a car, each part having its own function, and working with each other to help the players stay in the best condition and provide a nice foot feel.

The Nike Air Zoom BB NXT inherited some elements from  the Zoom BB, the best guard shoe of 2007. With the simple and nice appearance, comfortable Zoom and affordable price, the Zoom BB can be said to be a very good shoe. But it is a pity that Nike did not release it at last.

Nike Air Zoom BB NXT outsole is integrated with the innovative pattern. From the surface of the outsole, the lines are not dense, even a little rough. Although it can bring a relatively outstanding anti-skid effect, but it is not wear – resistant.


In general, Nike Air Zoom BB NXT has excellent shock response, outstanding rebound, and nice grip while the supporting is average. So there are still some aspects that need improving.