The Nike Zoom Freak 5 “Ode To Your First Love” is a heartfelt tribute to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s late father, Charles, and his early days as a professional soccer player. This special edition sneaker intertwines Giannis’s family heritage and his part-ownership of MLS’ Nashville FC, showcasing a deep connection to his roots and the sport of soccer.

Drawing inspiration from the Nike Air Zoom Total Ninety II FG, a classic soccer boot from the early 2000s, and the color scheme of the Greek National Team, the Zoom Freak 5 features a striking patent leather overlay in silver with quilted stitching details. This design choice not only pays homage to the aesthetics of its soccer counterpart but also to the legacy of Giannis’s father. The right tongue of the sneaker sports a badge reminiscent of vintage Nike soccer equipment, centered with the word “Freak” as a proud declaration of Giannis’s nickname.

The sneaker is adorned with black jersey mesh along the tongue, complemented by vibrant blue accents on the sock liner, tongue tag, and laces. A large Swoosh on the midfoot showcases a gradient pattern transitioning from black to blue, symbolizing Giannis’s dynamic playstyle and the fluidity of his growth as an athlete. This gradient design is mirrored on the eyelet and collar overlays, moving from silver to blue towards the back, and is completed with a clean white midsole and black rubber outsole.


The Nike Zoom Freak 5 “Ode To Your First Love” is set to release on April 25, 2024, through Nike and select retailers, both online and in-store. Available in men’s sizing, the pair will retail for $140. Stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more of the latest sneaker news, release dates, and restock alerts.

Nike Zoom Freak 5 “Ode To Your First Love”
Color: Photo Blue/Black-Metallic Silver-White
Release Date: April 25, 2024
Style Code: DX4985-402
Price: $140