Basketball shoes come in all kinds of different builds and sizes, often with variations within companies being minor or negligible – in the case of indoor and outdoor performance shoes, that can be another story.
Recently, Sneaker Report gave you a look a new Nike Basketball model that looks to be released in China only, historically because of way the shoe is made as an outdoor shoe, and the majority of Chinese basketball players playing the game on concrete. Today, we show you the indoor model which is more likely to see time in the US.
This version of the Zoom Crusader lacks the XD designation, but gains a bit more in tech and visual effect. Whereas the XD version is primarily a plainer shoe that makes it name with an upper that is more solid and equipped with Nike’s XDR sole (made specifically to last longer for outdoor play), the more standard Zoom Crusader is enabled with what appears to be an open-hole mesh bootie (like the Zoom Kobe 8) with Flywire adornments beneath a mesh-heavy Hyperfuse application.
This all makes for a more US-friendly hoop shoe that could see time on the hardwood with low lovers like NBA stars Deron Williams, James Harden, and Andre Iguodala sometime in the 2012-2014 NBA season.