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22nd September 2022 EDT RELEASES

Nike Air Zoom GT Cut 2: The Meeting of Science and Performance

Birthed from the data-driven approach to the ZoomX Vaporfly 4%, comes the most advanced basketball sneaker to-date.


[Update 22 Sep] The second colorway of the technologically-supported GT Cut 2 gets a scheduled release date. The “Summit White” colorway will be available on Nike.com from 7th October with a price tag of US$170.

[Update 14 Sep] The Nike Air Zoom GT Cut 2 gets an official release date. Leading the campaign are basketball superstars Devin Booker, rocking the “Bred” colorway; with Sabrina Ionescu the white. The former will be released early for Nike members on 16th September, and a wider nationwide release on the 20th. The latter’s is scheduled for 13th October.


When George “the Iceman” Gervin laced up in the Nike Blazers in 1977, they were considered the most advanced shoe of its time with its leather upper, mesh nylon tongue and textured vulcanized rubber soles; but compared to today’s sneakers, they’re almost unplayable in. As the game and its players evolve, the engineering behind their footwear must, too.

Four decades since, Nike’s designers have adopted a data-driven approach into their modus operandi. Learning from their research on the ZoomX Vaporfly 4% about testing for specific types of movement, birthed the new “Greater Than” series, or GT for short. Three models have emerged from this: the Air Zoom GT Cut, the Air Zoom GT Run and the Air Zoom GT Jump, with each focused on its namesake movement. All players cut, run, and jump throughout the game, but some may have an inclination in one or two of them. Where the shoes comes in is in its ability to enhance the performance of its area of focus. Out of the trio, the GT Cut proved to be the most popular amongst players and Nike’s ready to release a sequel.

Part of the reason for the GT Cut’s positive reception is its signature full-length Zoom Strobel, a tech design feature that first debuted on the KD12s. Added features include the redesigned molded heel, a stronger Smear Traction 1.0 outsoles on the forefoot and rear, and reworked mesh uppers found in a semi-translucent dashed pattern.

Three colorways have emerged with at least five more to be revealed before the year ends. Keep it locked right here for updates on the pricing and a confirmed release date.

On that note, check out some other high-tech sneakers like the Nike Air Kukini!