I have worn Nike Zoom Freak 3 to play basketball games about 15 hours. Today I want to share the performance of Nike Zoom Freak 3 with you.
Personal info: 180cm/76kg
- Traction Performance:
The traction performance of Nike Zoom Freak 3 is excellent. The outsole of Nike Zoom Freak 3 is easy to absorb dust. After absorbing dust, the traction performance declines. If the traction performance without dust is 8.5 scores, after absorbing the dust, the traction performance will decline to 8 scores or 7.5 scores. The abrasive resistance is good. I haven’t found the abrasion on the sole after playing the basketball games about 15 hours. Some lines of the outsole is thin, so it needs to pay higher attention when playing basketball on outdoor court. If playing on outdoor court, the outsole is easy to be abrased.
- Cushion Performance
The cushion configuration of Nike Zoom Freak 3 uses two pieces of separated Zoom Air cushion on the forefoot sole and Phylon foam on the rear sole. The cushion performance of forefoot sole is good enough. The Zoom Air cushion is elastic. The feedback of rear sole is not good enough. The forefoot center of gravity is a little high, so the overall feedback and speed is not good. The outsole is separated type.
The vamp of Nike Zoom Freak 3 is made of engineering mesh fabric. The fitness is not great, but the air permeability is good. The cross-strap design doesn’t have actual usage. I think it’s a decoration. The cross-strap of Nike Zoom Freak 3 is not the same as KD7. It looks like a decoration, but it doesn’t have good usage.
- Supporting Performance:
The ankle support is disqualified. Nike Zoom Freak 3 almost don’t have any support. The outboard heelpiece is foaming material and foamed plastic padding. They are soft material. It’d easy to deform when playing basketball. There is only a piece of small TPU plate which is hidden on the heelpiece. The ankle doesn’t have any support, so I’m worried about the safety. The supporting performance of ankle position is worse.
The lateral support is bad. The lateral plastic TPU plate is on an awkward position. It doesn’t have good usage. The center of gravity of Nike Zoom Freak 3 is a little high. So the strength of Nike Zoom Freak 3 vamp is not good enough. I’m unsatisfied at the supporting performance of Nike Zoom Freak 3.
The stability of Nike Zoom Freak 3 is worse. The center of gravity of Nike Zoom Freak 3 is a little high. Normally we hope that the center of gravity of basketball shoes is low, if it’s high, it will affect the anti-rollover performance. The anti-torsion performance of Nike Zoom Freak 3 is worse. Although it’s said that Nike Zoom Freak 3 has the insole supporting plate, but I haven’t felt the exist of the supporting plate. The sole of Nike Zoom Freak 3 has many grooves, so the overall area in touch with the ground is reduced. The shoe heel doesn’t have widened design. So it’s unstable.