Nike Sabrina 1
The Sabrina 1 has been a surprise hit from Nike especially with its addition in the Nike By You lineup. Several of the people I know in the sneaker game have ordered pairs, some of them multiple pairs, of these shoes and love them both on and off court. I am not very versed in the women's game so I will not pretend to know that I know much about Sabrina Ionescu. I do know she plays for the New York Liberty and from the highlights I have seen, that woman can ball! Her first signature with Nike has been a smash and the shoe has both aesthetic appeal along with court playability. The Sabrina 1 has a full length React foam midsole with a forefoot Zoom Air unit, keeping you low to the ground and giving you excellent court feel and has a midfoot shank for stability. The outsole has either full rubber, translucent rubber or a mix of both depending on the model you get. The traction pattern is a tight almost artsy design but is similar to a herringbone pattern and provides great traction. While the Upper is all layered textile, it provides good lockdown and breathability. All in all the Sabrina 1 is a very good ball shoe at a decent price. Retail is $130 for most models and Nike By You version is $150.
I got a lot of my information from our friends over at WearTesters, since it is not a shoe that I have played in myself.
On a personal note, I only have sons but I LOVE to see more women getting their "just desserts" and seeing the kind of boom or resurgence of women with signature shoes. I think it is something that is amazing for our young women to see and hopefully picture themselves doing one day.
Images from Nice Kicks! Of the bond colorway that is now available!
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