ARTICLE BY Ged McMahon
Nike Zoom Freak 1 Roses Pair
Nike Zoom Freak 1 Roses Medial
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Nike Zoom Freak 1 Roses Top
Nike Zoom Freak 1 Roses Heels
Nike Zoom Freak 1 Roses Outsole

This Nike Zoom Freak 1 is a Shoe With a Story
Release: 7 September 2019

There’s nothing quite like a shoe with a story, and this iteration of the Nike Zoom Freak 1 really packs in the feels – designed as a tribute to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s late father Charles. Dubbed the ‘Roses’ colourway, the silhouette is blessed with a striking white and ‘University Red’ colour scheme, while ‘Metallic Gold’ Swooshes provide a nice additional touch.

According to Giannis, ‘The roses are a tribute to my dad because he loved them. With every step I take, he’s always going to be there helping me.’ The rose theme continues on the outsole, with three large roses included within the multidirectional traction pattern – a feature that you can spot on more Freak 1s than just this colourway.

The outsole also boasts the powerful message ‘I am my father’s legacy’, a further tribute to the NBA MVP’s dad who sadly passed away in 2017.

Want to stop and smell the roses? Pairs of this shoe with a story are set to hit Nike and selected stockists on September 7.

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