4football continues to “take apart” the advanced technologies used in the production of your favorite models of sports shoes and clothing. In this article we will talk about the Nike Zoom Air shock absorption technology. This innovative cushioning system was designed as an improved version of the Nike Air standard units, presenting a more flexible and optimized alternative. Originally developed for basketball, this shock absorption system was used in Nike models of all sports directions: from football and running shoes, to the popular Air Jordan line.
What’s it? Introduced back in 1995, the Zoom Air technology, also known by the original name Tense Air, was first put into practice in the production of Nike Air Go LWP series sneakers. The Zoom Air is based on a variety of durable synthetic fibers sandwiched between plastic parts, providing flexible, “responsive” cushioning. Zoom Air technology exists in several variations of placement: “heel”, “forefoot”, “forefoot and heel” and “along the entire length”.
How it works: The low-profile design of the shoes using Zoom Air gives athletes a sense of proximity to the playing field/playground, speeding up and improving their reaction. Zoom Air technology is adapted to the specifics and requirements of shoes for various sports, providing an optimal balance between pressure and cushioning.
Interesting football boots built using Zoom Air technology:
- Nike HyperVenom Proximox Zoom
- Nike HyperVenom ZOOM PHANTOMX PRO
- Nike Zoom Phantom Venom PRO
- Nike Zoom Phantom Venom Elite
Conclusion: Zoom Air improves your reaction and gives your shoes the necessary flexibility, while it remains strong enough to withstand the harsh conditions of football loads. Cleats with Zoom Air technology are ideal for athletes with explosive speed and reaction, however, this does not prevent them from being in demand in any playing styles.