The Nike Zoom Cage 2 showcases a commitment to deliver a tennis shoe that combines hardcore durability with lightweight support and a glove-like fit. The shoe gives players a low, stable ride and Zoom cushioning in the heel provides an explosive speed and match-long comfort.
“With the Nike Zoom Cage 2, we focused on creating a really durable tennis shoe that still lets players be quick to the ball,” said Michael Hui, Senior Designer of Tennis Footwear at Nike. “The high level of durability and protection in the Zoom Cage 2 would usually involve the trade-off of a heavier shoe but we’ve been able to include the Zoom cushioning feel that players love on court while keeping it lightweight and fast.”
The utilization of Nike Drag-On material on the Zoom Cage 2 provides great lateral support for players who slide a lot on the court. It is also highly breathable for improved cooling while the upper design also provides a protective cage of durability that gives the shoe its name. An encapsulated Zoom Air bag in the heel of the shoe delivers explosive cushioning and great comfort.
A 3 mm rubber midsole gives players protection where they need it the most. On the Zoom Cage 2, the midsole has been designed to wrap up around the heel in a new way that splits down the back to allow for greater agility and on-the-court quickness.
Years of experience and foot pressure data was utilized to create the unique 6 mm outsole of the Nike Zoom Cage 2. The outsole provides thicker tread in high wear zones for unmatched levels of durability and traction. And this also helps cut down on scuffs and everyday wear and tear on the shoe. Sole material has been removed where it’s not needed to make the shoe as light as possible. The outsole design also puts the player closer to the ground for better support and control when sliding into a shot.
The new Nike Zoom Cage 2 is available Jan. 14 at nike.com and select retailers worldwide.