Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Nike Zoom Freak 1 Is Inspired by "Coming to America"

Nike, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paramount Pictures are teaming up for an official Coming to America-inspired Zoom Freak 1 and apparel collaboration. Tagged as the Athens-born athlete’s favorite film, the collection takes design cues from the royal garb worn by Eddie Murphy’s Prince Akeem in the 1988 cult classic. The basketball silhouette teases a faint cheetah print underneath a black mesh overlay, highlighted by gold detailing on the midsole’s reversed velvet swoosh and the embroidered branding on the tongue. Similar patterns land on the accompanying pieces, regal patterns grace the track jacket’s sleeves and basketball shorts’ sideseam, while the animal graphic touches on the T-shirt and cap’s “Freak” labeling. The Nike Zoom Freak 1 “Coming to America” collection drops August on nike.com.