The traction on the Zoom Freak 4 takes time to break in, but once it does, it performs reliably afterwards.
The two forefoot Zoom Air units are bouncy but can take a lot of force to feel them. The foam feels springy regardless, though.
Material quality is a letdown. Nike didn't use premium materials, but they hold up for performance.
One improved feature is the fit. The shoe accommodates more foot shapes and is better for players with slightly-wide feet.
Reviewers mentioned the torsional support isn't the best, but it didn't take away from the lockdown and stability of the shoe.
The Nike Zoom Freak 4 performs well in all performance basketball categories while being a shoe for price-conscious players.
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