Since debuting last month, Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Nike Air Zoom Freak 1 has been seen in a handful of colorways inspired by everything from his family to the Milwaukee Bucks. The latest colorway of the Greek Freak’s debut signature to surface is inspired by one of his favorite movies, Coming to America.
The mesh upper is covered in leopard print to resemble the shawl worn by Eddie Murphy’s character, Prince Akeem, in the 1988 comedy. Additional regal details include a metallic gold Swoosh, “Coming to America” written in gold lettering on a furry black tongue, and a translucent outsole with gold speckling.
An officially licensed collab with Paramount Pictures, the offering is completed with a special card bearing a photo of Antetokounmpo dressed like the prince of Zamunda, pink flower petals as a nod to the one’s thrown at the feet of King Jaffe in the movie, and a metallic gold box with red branding.
Check out a first look at the Coming to America x Nike Air Zoom Freak 1 below. The pair is currently scheduled to arrive at select retailers like nike.com alongside a matching collection of apparel on August 2.
Article written by Mike DeStefano #SoleCollector