Nike has introduced its newest tennis shoe, the NikeCourt Air Zoom Zero. It’s the first Swoosh model to feature a full-length, curved Zoom Air bag in the sole, articulated specifically for tennis-specific movements. The unconventional bag combines both top-loaded and bottom-loaded Zoom cushioning, resulting in full transition under the foot via one smooth path from heel to toe, with, according to professional tennis players, “no clunk-clunk motion.”
The outsole is mapped strategically to create areas of denser durability where it’s needed most. Other design details include an internal bootie for second-skin-like fit, forefoot webbing for lockdown and an angled cutout on the outsole featuring a glitch graphic of the national flags of NikeCourt athletes.
The NikeCourt Air Zoom Zero will release in three colorways for both men and women on July 19 at Nike’s web store and select retailers. For more performance models, Nike is releasing the Zoom Pegasus Turbo in a clean black and silver colorway.