Feel like defying gravity? Meet one of Nike Basketball’s most responsive cushioning systems ever devised for game shoes. The double-stacked Zoom Air works in unison with an external jump frame made from PEBAX® that's lightweight, springy and strong. The woven exoskeleton-like upper helps you feel fully connected, so you can move with confidence and power and defeat the force that holds you down.
MichaelJ98971814 - Jun 27, 2022
For context: I'm 6'4" and 275lbs. I bang inside for most of the game. I'm pretty agile, slide my feet well and can guard most 3s-5s. I'm not the fastest, but I run hard. My vertical is not great anymore, but I make up for it by being strong and crafty, boxing out for rebounds and planting my feet for pump-fakes and Olajuwon moves. I cut hard to the basket and I euro-step sometimes. This is the type of player the GT Jumps are made for. These are the best basketball shoes I've ever played in. For my build, I need cushion and response/energy return in my shoes. Before this, my go-to lineups were the LeBron's. I still have the Soldier 9s for outdoor play, but until the GT Jumps I was rocking the LeBron 16s and 18s. I have some 15 lows that were nice to play in, but I'm not really a lowtop guy. These shoes blow them all away. I've never felt anything like them before. Maybe the KD14s and the Jordan 29s were the closest, but they always felt like they were missing something. Not the GT Jumps. For me, they are the complete package. The full Zoom Strobel with the stacked Zoom pads in the heel and forefoot are unreal. If that wasn't enough, Nike used Cushlon foam for the midsole and added a PEBAX Jumpframe that keeps your foot stable on top of all that cushion. Absolutely ridiculous. I've played in a few games in my men's league and I can attest that the energy return on these is uncanny. I felt like I was able to pick up speed faster than normal because of the energy return. I felt like I was able to complete the initial lift-off with ease, but more importantly for me, I felt I was able to take the hard landings and "re-jump" more quickly with a lot more ease (think tipping in a miss). This led to a couple more easy baskets from crashing the offensive board. Here's the thing: They will be hit-or-miss for a lot of people. I understand why they may not work for some. Lighter, quicker players may not feel the benefits of what all the cushion tech is designed to do. You simply need to be able to cause all that cushion to fully compress and react in order to feel the intended impact. You won't be able to completely feel the full kickback of the energy response. Heavier players - the bigger 3s, 4s and 5s that bang inside, box out, post up, fight for position, run hard, take off strong and land forcefully - You will love these shoes. There's nothing else like it on the market.
Wayne - Jun 20, 2022
The Nike Air Zoom G.T. Jump is a very responsive and stable basketball shoe. It makes it easy to make quick lateral movements with the combination of the full length Zoom Air that provides springy cushioning and the superior outsole grip for traction. A typical concern for basketball shoes is stability - the Flywire cables and Air Tongue System keeps my feet in place that ankle rolling became non-existent. The shoes seem a little bulky at the back, but it feels so much lighter than it looks. The forefoot area was on the tight side out of the box that eventually contoured to my feet within the first hour of playing. Overall, the build quality feels premium and two thumbs up for the design since my little one said that it’s ‘Super-duper cool’! Thanks to the Stellar Product Testing Panel for providing me the Nike Air Zoom G.T. Jump to test and review.
14743155276 - Jun 15, 2022
Too clunky of a shoe for me if your a shifty more agile player this isn’t the shoe. The G.T. Cuts are the best in the series by far.