Key to the shoe is an all-new, advanced traction design. It features a rubber compound arranged in an intense wiper-blade pattern with deep tread grooves. When the player applies force with each step, the grooves separate and then snap back upon release, helping the player dig into the court to cut with quickness. A second zone of nubbed traction is spread up the forefoot.
Other updates to the Nike Air Zoom G.T. Cut 2 include a refined heel shape for a more secure fit, a carved out midsole to reduce the rubber content and the overall weight of the shoe, and a heel Zoom Air unit which was added based on player feedback. Returning to the shoe from the first G.T. Cut silhouette is a full-length articulated Zoom Air strobel and a drop-in React foam sockliner.