The preferred sneaker in Zion Williamson’s time as a Duke Blue Devil happened to be a guard shoe; the Nike Kyrie 4. This is despite Zion being a giant athlete. Many pundits called for Williamson to rock a big man shoe after his PG 2.5 exploded. While Zion did warm up in LeBrons, his return from injury and the remainder of his career happened in the Kyrie 4.
This sneaker was incredibly low to ground, with the extra court feel aiding point guards like Kyrie Irving across the league. The upper consisted of mesh on the toe area for added breathability. Depending on the colorway, either leather or suede made up the heel portion. This is a nod to Irving’s love of retro 90’s sneakers he wore as a child.
The prime feature on this sneaker was the traction, which wrapped onto the midsole in a teeth pattern. Functionally, this allowed the player to stay in control no matter where Zion or Kyrie stepped. This proved to be vital, as the PG 2.5 situation happened with Zion moving laterally. For their part, Nike provided Zion with a “reinforced” Kyrie 4 after checking on the Duke Forward after his knee injury.