Nike Basketball Unveils the Air Zoom G.T. Cut 2

Nike Basketball unveils the Air Zoom G.T. Cut 2, a new version of the Air Zoom G.T. Cut that's releasing in Sept. 2022. Click here for the release details.

Nike Air Zoom G.T. Cut 2 'Bred'
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Nike Air Zoom G.T. Cut 2 'Bred'

Last year, Nike Basketball introduced its Greater Than (GT) series of performance footwear, which included the Air Zoom G.T. Cut designed for hoopers who are keen at creating and closing gaps in an instant. For 2022, the brand is introducing a new version of the shoe just in time for the 2022-23 NBA season.

Shown here is the Nike Air Zoom G.T. Cut 2, which will make its retail debut starting this week. The key update to this latest rendition of the performance hoop shoe is the traction design featuring grooves that separate and snap back to help players quickly make cuts on the court. Other changes to the Air Zoom G.T. Cut 2 are the refined heel counter, a carved-out midsole that reduces the weight of the shoe, and a heel Zoom Air unit. Also making their return from the first G.T. Cut silhouette is the full-length articulated Zoom Air strobel unit and the drop-in React foam sockliner.

“The G.T. Series is completely untethered from traditional ways of thinking,” Ross Klein, the senior creative director of Nike Performance Footwear, said. “The traction pattern is one of those elements that was generated at a micro-level insight from the Nike Sport Research Lab after studying the relationship between court and shoe. The teams were able to drive a new innovation that gives the athletes the right amount of friction on court so they can cut faster, rotate quicker and adjust their footwork with enhanced precision.”

The Nike GT Cut 2, priced at $170, will be released in the “Bred” colorway exclusively for Nike members this Friday, Sept. 16, at followed by a wider release on Sept. 20 across select Nike Basketball retailers.

Nike Air Zoom G.T. Cut 2 Heel
Nike Air Zoom G.T. Cut 2 Lateral
Nike Air Zoom G.T. Cut 2 Outsole