The Air Zoom GT Cut 2 will release in the Bred colorway on September 16 for Nike members and September 20 in North America. The Sabrina Ionescu colorway releases October 13 on Nike.com and the Nike app.
The Zoom GT Cut has informed all of Nike’s signature models since its release in 2020. The model was extremely limited in production numbers which sent resale value through the roof, but that’s not why that he shone. The model allowed Nike to fill the void left as the brand found a way to come to terms with the Black Mamba domain. Although the relationship is mended, Nike does not produce many new Kobes. The shoe remains the most popular model for NBA athletes and for recreational hoops, but due to the resale value, it is impossible to get a pair.
While the GT Cut was obviously designed to fill the void and provide hoopers with an alternative, the latest iteration hasn’t really helped as the model was pushed back from its original Olympic release and when it arrived during the Makeup Olympics in 2021, the shoe was discontinued only and in the SNKRS app, but it didn’t really go to traditional retail. The 2’s design retains some of what made the original special, but it’s certainly not as smartly designed as the 1.
The Zoom GT Cut 1 utilized a mesh and foam upper allowing for distinct lines creating opportunities for incredible color blocking. The sneaker also had a more lateral and forward stability design in the midsole molding shaped to match the arch of the Swoosh. This element alone gave the model more precise detail than this new iteration. The empty reinforced fabric look in the images of this model puts the model in a similar situation of potential silhouette fatigue that the era of Flyknit basketball sneakers ran into (LeBron and KD’s flyknit sneakers hurt). performed at retail). The 2’s heel looks over-engineered but has a comparison as it oozes elements of the Air Jordan 2 and the 2017 Hyperdunk combined. The Swoosh here isn’t as exciting as the 1, which makes it look like the 2 won’t be as exciting and won’t work like the 1. It’ll be interesting to see how the market reacts to the 2. I don’t think not that it will be as strong.