UPDATE November 14, 2023: A first look at an upcoming Zoom Flight 5 hybrid colorway has been revealed.
The future of Nike Basketball resides in the Greater Than series, split between the sport’s three main player profiles; the GT Jump for big men, the GT Cut for speedsters and the GT Hustle for those in between. While the latter has since been released in its third iteration alongside an expected team-up with Victor Wembanyama throughout the coming NBA Season, the Nike GT Cut 3 has since been officially revealed.
The inaugural Nike GT Cut quickly became one of the most widely-regarded on-court toolings from The Swoosh in recent memory, however routine shipping delays surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the lauded model from ever truly receiving the limelight. For its third volume, the silhouette undergoes a striking disconnect from the streamlined simplicity of its past counterparts while maintaining the potential to rival the success of its initial solution.
Mirroring the low-top trim and risen tongue construction of the Nike KD 3, the GT Cut 3 expands upon the perforations of its past composition by filling the mid-foot, heel counter and tongue with a litany of breathable slits. Boasting a split build at the forefoot, the front half of the model exercises a Flywire-reminiscent detailing that consumes the upper in a vectorized aesthetic. The latter strikes the forefoot and mid-foot of the lightweight textile upper for reinforced containment while a TPU component wraps up the lateral sidewall to help keep the wearer locked above the footbed. Underfoot, the herringbone traction system is informed by pressure mapping with specific pods placed at high-stress points along the outsole for optimum grip during precise and quick cuts.
In terms of the cushioning set-up, Nike has transitioned its running model’s synonymous Zoom X cushioning system into the GT Cut 3’s midsole, marking its first appearance within a Nike basketball shoe. Resembling the visibility of the Air Max roster with a sliver of foam housed within an extended heel clip, the Beaverton brand’s team of designers recontextualized the midsole to achieve a lower stack height than that of its predecessor. As such, the sole unit’s low court-feel is complimented by the lightest construction in the three-model series.
The Nike GT Cut 3 is currently scheduled to release in Spring of 2024 for a retail price of $170. While we await further release details, see the latest updates on the GT Cut 3 model below.
Nike GT Cut 3 “Zoom Flight 5”
Updated November 14th, 2023
The Nike Zoom GT Cut 3 will combining with Jason Kidd’s Zoom Flight 5 for a hybrid solution next year. Featuring the 1997 model’s wavy overlays and bug-eye detailing.
Nike GT Cut 3 “Grey/Purple”
Updated November 13th, 2023
Behold: a new Nike GT Cut 3 has appeared in grey/purple.
Nike GT Cut 3 “All-Star”
Updated November 10th, 2023
A first look at an “All-Star” colorway has surfaced; a release date is expected for February 16th, 2024. Grade School sizes are pictured.