Explore the Nike G.T. (Greater Than) series, a phenomenon in the world of basketball footwear. From the G.T. Run to the G.T. Jump and G.T. Cut, these models have left their mark. Now, meet the game-changing Nike G.T. Hustle 2 basketball shoe.

The Nike G.T. (Greater Than) series is a relatively new addition to the world of premium, high-performance basketball shoes and so far it included the G.T. Run, G.T. Jump and G.T. Cut models. We wrote about them G.T. RUN here, G.T. JUMP here and G.T. CUT 2 here.

Yes, it seems that the G.T. Run is being replaced by the G.T. Hustle 2, and while we do not know the whole story behind this, there is one thing that we can confirm. The new member of the G.T. rotation is awesome! Not only is this a great performing basketball shoe, but it also has an amazing ambassador – learn all about it in this blog.


When it comes to tech details of this basketball shoe, there is definitely one thing that we need to single out and highlight – full-length Zoom Strobel! Over the last few years, this is something basketball players are in love with since many consider it to be the best cushioning solution currently available.

Why? Well, the reaction and comfort you get from it are the answers, and the phylon foam beneath it makes all of this even better.

Traction & upper

Next up is the quite peculiar traction pattern that uses the classic herringbone solution in a pretty creative way – there are spike like circles under the shoe and we have to admit that this looks great and performs even better! It seems like the traction could do its job on outdoor surfaces as well.

The upper is a combination of textile and mesh materials which provide plenty of breathability while also improving the overall lockdown features of this basketball shoe.

In the colorways that have been released so far, we can see that these materials were spiced up with some sweet color combinations, and that is something that will always make us happy.

The ambassador

Speaking of colorways, one of them is a pretty straightforward black and white setup, and there is a very special reason for that. It is supposed to match the uniform colors of the San Antonio Spurs since their #1 overall pick from the 2023 NBA Draft will be the shoe’s main ambassador!

Yes, Victor Wembanyama will be the main NBA promotor for this basketball shoe and given the hype surrounding the rookie they will most definitely also get an immediate boost in demand.

At the same time, the young Frenchman is a somewhat of a strange choice since the design and performances of the shoe seem to be primarily aimed at helping guards and quicker players. Still, given how unique Wemby is this might prove to be the ideal pair of kicks for him and the next generation of ballers.

Born on January 4, 2004, Victor’s journey to stardom began on the courts of Paris, where his passion for basketball blossomed. His remarkable athleticism, shot-blocking prowess, and agile movements have earned him comparisons to legendary NBA players. With a promising career ahead, he is the most hyped NBA rookie since LeBron James.

Another cool detail we discovered while researching and testing the shoe is connected to the above mentioned fact that the Nike G.T. Hustle 2 is a successor of the G.T. Run -Wembanyama was wearing the G.T. Run while he was still playing for Metropolitans 92. In summary, both player and shoe are bursting with potential, and we eagerly await what the future holds for this dynamic duo!