Nike welcomes Devin Booker to the Nike Basketball signature family with the introduction of his signature shoe, the Nike Book 1.
Star shooting guard and Phoenix Suns player Devin Armani Booker is the latest to join Nike’s basketball family with an eye-popping sneaker.
A three-time All-Star at 26 years old, Booker has established himself as one of the best players in the NBA. He’s always focused on his game, poring over every move on his way to becoming one of the top shooting guards in the league. With his methodical approach, Booker has been inspired by the fundamentals of the greats and now joins other legends in Nike’s signature lineup.
Booker’s personal style is inspired by the same qualities that define his game: classic, original, but still geared to perform. His debut shoe, the Nike Book 1, was designed with classic Nike style in mind with the goal of still being able to perform at the game’s highest level.
Booker gave the design team a few silhouettes as starting points, such as the Air Force 1, the Blazer and the AJ1. Design inspiration also came from one of his restored cars: a ’72 Chevy Blazer K5, a blue beauty he nicknamed “Uncle Larry” and turned into a low-rider. It’s LS-swapped, he says, so the original engine was replaced by a modern, high-performance one. However, he preserved the car’s original patina, so it has a vintage exterior, making it high-tech on the inside, classic on the outside.
Using insights from Booker and young hoopers around the world, the Nike Book 1 offers athletes a tailored combination of lateral stability, cushioning, and responsiveness underfoot.
For the Nike Book 1, the Nike design team has stacked a Cushlon 2.0 foam midsole with a rigid TPU sidewall for added support, with a top-loaded Nike Zoom air bag in the heel.
On the outside, a workwear-inspired canvas and twill upper add durability, while a suede collar and genuine leather across the forefoot provide more reinforcement and a familiar, plush, broken-in feel. The pull tab at the heel was inspired by a book spine, with numbers referencing chapters in an ongoing story.
The Nike Book 1 releases in Spring 2024 in two signature colorways.
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