Last updated on February 16th, 2024
Sabrina Ionescu's journey in 2023 has been remarkable, even though she was defeated by the Las Vegas Aces, who eventually became the WNBA champions. This year has seen her achieve significant milestones, such as earning her second All-Star nomination and setting a new record for the most three-pointers made in a single season in the history of the WNBA. All this success was accompanied by the debut of her very first signature shoe collaboration with Nike.
After receiving a warm welcome on September 1st, the low-top Zoom-enhanced design swiftly gained popularity in the NBA. It made appearances with Jordan Poole, Mikal Bridges, and even an NBA referee, as well as at grassroots events. The Nike Sabrina 1 has solidified its position as a highly coveted choice for the upcoming basketball season.
During the peak of the college season, Sabrina Ionescu has presented various collegiate programs, including both men's and women's teams, with an exclusive version of her inaugural signature shoe. The Nike Sabrina 1, now making its mark on the NCAA basketball courts, features the logo of each program on the right tongue tab. With the shoe's distinct embroidery on the upper and the customizable sole unit, every school can seamlessly showcase their three primary colors on this model.
In the coming weeks, be on the lookout for several Nike-sponsored schools to receive their own exclusive versions of the Nike Sabrina 1s. One of these schools is the University of Oregon, where Sabrina herself once played. As the 2023-2024 season kicks off, make sure to return here for updates on more college-exclusive Nike Sabrina 1s.
Up until now, the Blue Devils have revealed four distinct choices for both players and coaches. For instance, head coach Kara Lawson has been spotted wearing a pair with a midsole that is speckled in black and white. The options include two designs for home games, one in a calm blue color and the other in a jet-black shade with touches of white on the tread and swoosh. Additionally, a vibrant blue hue adorns the heel and upper detailing of the latter design.
Arizona maximizes the intricate embroidery on the upper by encircling the navy blue fabric with bold red details. The deep blue design extends to the tongue and tongue tab, while the profile swoosh and the entire sole unit are dyed in a rich crimson shade.
Virginia made the decision to maintain the upper of their exclusive design in a relatively uncomplicated manner. Deep navy dominates the color scheme, while elements of crisp white provide a striking contrast on the forefoot, profile swoosh, midsole, and the back of the tongue. On the sole, the tread carries on the inspiration from the letter "i" on the heel, adorned with a vibrant orange accent.
The inaugural PE from the Big Ten belongs to the Michigan State Spartans, who flawlessly incorporate their majestic gold color into the dominant white and green tones of the Sabrina 1's. The Spartan logos proudly adorn the left tongue tab of both the home and away uniforms, while the speckled midsole detailing adds a touch of flair to the footwear.
Stanford's duo remains faithful to the previous Team Bank releases, upholding the essence of the model. The upper predominantly features Cardinal Red, similar to its Virginia counterpart, while a speckled red design adorns the rear section of the midsole.