Big Baller Brand can’t stop and won’t stop. A few weeks ago, they unveiled their latest model, the Melo Ball 1 designed for high school super star LaMelo Ball.
This time around, they’ve unveiled a new look for NBA rookie, Lonzo Ball. In an exclusive with SLAM, Big Baller Brand shows off the ZO2 Prime Remix.
The ZO2 Prime Remix is a re-design of the original ZO2 Primes that were launched in May. The ZO2 Prime Remix shows off a sleeker silhouette and a more aggressive look. The look of the sneaker isn’t the only thing that was improved. The Prime Remix is also loaded with new tech to improve the performance of the sneaker.
Based on the tech specifications on the website, the Prime Remix uses several lightweight but high performance materials so that the shoe can be “one of the lightest in the history of the game.”
The shoe features a carbon fiber external heel counter for stress support. The upper uses a mono-filament called Rip Stop Mesh. This is the same material that yachts competing in the Americas Cup uses. The ZO2 Prime Remix also has a new kind of foam that is composed of only 40% EVA. This allows the player to sit 25% lower to the ground increasing court feel. The sneaker uses Haptic 3D Printing in high wear areas for additional protection.
Besides the tech in the shoe, the design also helps with performance. They used a Blucher construction which was the original way basketball shoes were made. This helps with lockdown in the forefoot. The design is a hybrid cut which means the back is cut like a low top but the collar moves into a mid top design. The show also features a motion control medial and a semi-sock construction for improved stability and better fit.
Customers who ordered the original ZO2 Prime will receive the Prime Remix when it ships out in November.
The last time Lonzo wore the ZO2 Prime was in the first two Summer League games. Since then he’s been wearing models from different brands in his games. It seems as if he’s gearing up for the upcoming NBA season with a much improved signature sneaker.
Photos from SLAM