words_Nick Engvall

In 1997 the Nike Zoom Spiridon was one of the first running shoes to receive Zoom Air technology. Before this point, most technically advanced running shoes from Nike,  like the Air Max 95 and Air Max 97, were loaded with Max Air cushioning. Zoom Air was relatively new technology, and was just making its entry into the mainstream stardom it receives today.

Fast forward 13 years and the spirit of the Spiridon is now being recreated for basketball use. This time the style is a higher cut model with a shorter name, the Nike Zoom Don.Although the ankle height may have changed, the Zoom Don still pays tribute to its origins with the a combination of mesh and synthetic materials on the uppers and a metallic Swoosh, as well as in its namesake on the heel. Since this new version is for basketball, the midsole area is a bit more substantial than the running shoe that inspired this design.

Available now: Nike Zoom Don

Nike Zoom Don Metallic Silver/Concorde/Black