Lonzo Ball Scraps First Shoe, Introduces Redesigned Model

Big Baller Brand ZO2 Prime
via Big Baller Brand

After unveiling his first Big Baller Brand signature sneaker earlier this year, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball has apparently scrapped the shoe and replaced it with the shoe you see here.

Dubbed the BBB ZO2 Prime, the sneaker is touted as a “legendary upgrade” to the original design and claims to be one of the lightest basketball shoes in the game.

As for features, it sports a carbon fiber external counter to help in the shoe’s lightweight feel; a super strong mono-filament ripstop mesh, allowing for optimal strength and durability; something BBB calls “next generational foam” made of 40% EVA and allows the shoe to sit 25% lower to the ground; a “hybrid cut upper”, which allows for a perfect balance of support, lockdown and agility; and finally, areas using Haptic 3D Printing, which provides protection while saving weight.

On the BBB website, it makes mention of a company called Santa Ana Designs, which has its logo on the upper of the Z02 Prime. Details about this company are unknown, but reports say Big Baller Brand is partnering on a new company from the people behind California-based BrandBlack… which may explain what Santa Ana Designs is.

For Ball fans who ordered the original shoe, they will automatically be shipped the new ZO2 Prime or can request a refund. The pricetag is still $495 USD and are available for purchase now on at the Big Baller Brand website.

Previous orders are still slated to ship November 24, but new orders won’t be fulfilled until January 30, 2018.