Nike Basketball Unveils The Sabrina I Collection

The line is set to drop this summer

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The Nike Sabrina 1 is finally here. Or almost here rather.

At Nike, Basketball is more than just a game. It’s a culture, an opportunity to break barriers, build community, and shape the future. Demonstrating its commitment to serve the next generation of hoopers of all genders, Nike is proud to introduce the newest signature Basketball collection from one of the game’s brightest and most influential stars – Sabrina Ionescu. 

We’ve all been eagerly awaiting and anticipating Ionescu’s first primetime drop, and now we’ve finally got some updates! Inclusive of apparel, accessories, and the all-new Sabrina 1 shoe, Sabrina’s signature collection has something for everyone, and is the latest step in hers and Nike’s journey together to grow the game for the next generation and fuel its culture both on and off the court.

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Inspired by Sabrina’s ability to do it all for four quarters – whether it’s scoring, rebounding, or passing – the Sabrina 1 shoe is built to be a tool to help enable players to get up and down the court quicker and with less fatigue. At a starting price of $125, the Nike Sabrina 1 provides a more accessible footwear option for all communities and athletes. The collection launches later this summer. 

Here’s Some More Details on the Sabrina I Design:

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The designers worked with Sabrina directly inspired by her Romanian heritage and her precise attention to detail. The intricate textile embroidery patterns on the forefoot and eye-stays allude to traditional Romanian art and architecture and are complemented by elevated suede on the tongue and heel, and the design is highlighted by a dotted “i” that wraps around the top and bottom outsole of the shoe, culminating in a dotted “i” on the heel and tongue. ​​On the heel of the right shoe, the “i” is flipped to resemble an exclamation mark – putting an exclamation point on the significance of this moment for Sabrina and Nike Basketball.

On the medial midfoot, a vertically slanted Swoosh disrupts the rubber midsole, representing the barriers and ceilings that Sabrina breaks, and there’s a quote in there as well serves as reference to Sabrina’s unmatched competitive spirit, as well as her belief that dream seekers – like her – can come from anywhere. 

A Little More About the Innovation:

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Using data-backed research from thousands of athletes – both male and female – as well as specific feedback from Sabrina herself, Nike design teams focused on science-led findings to create a do-it-all shoe that is lightweight, comfortable, and supportive regardless of who is wearing it. By honing in on specific anatomical needs and insights that span across genders – including support, midfoot fit, underfoot cushioning, and shoe weight – Nike design teams were able to unlock performance benefits and solutions that serve not just Sabrina, but all basketball athletes.

Underfoot, the Sabrina 1 leverages full-length Nike React foam cushioning for a comfortable, responsive ride, while utilizing a top-loaded Nike Zoom airbag in the forefoot designed for responsiveness and quickness without adding unnecessary weight. 

Sabrina I Colorways

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There’s three colorways in the Sabrina I drop. Here’s a little bit more information about them:

The first three Sabrina 1 colorways are inspired by some of Sabrina’s most recognizable traits and characteristics, including her energy, electricity, and fierce competitiveness: 

  • IONIC: “Ionic” not only plays on her last name, but also represents the energy and electricity that Sabrina brings to both the court and her community. 
  • MAGNETIC: The art of Sabrina’s craft and her energy draws people in – from fans who watch her games night-in and night-out, to youth that she serves in her community. 
  • SPARK: “Spark” represents the electric spark that she brings every time she steps on the court, lighting up her game and her teammates around her. 

Sabrina I Apparel Collection

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And of course Nike and Sabrina had to hook us up with some drip as well! Created in collaboration with Sabrina with a focus on all-inclusive performance and lifestyle pieces with something for everyone, Sabrina’s first signature apparel collection delivers premium comfort and style for all. The collection, launching in adult sizing with select pieces available in Plus sizing, includes a hoodie, tees, shorts, and crossbody bag. The collection also debuts an all-new performance sock innovation – the Nike Unicorn Sock – Nike’s first sock to use Dri-FIT ADV materials, being exclusively introduced in Sabrina’s collection. 

When is the Sabrina 1 releasing?

We still don't have an exact release date, but we know they're arriving this summer.

This summer is set to be legendary. Just like Sabrina Ionescu.

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