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Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run Performance Review

After playing about 20 hours basketball games by wearing Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run, I want to share my reviews for the performance of Nike air zoom G.T. run with you.


1. Traction Performance: 8 scores
The traction performance of Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run
depends on the condition of the court. The traction performance is great on clean court, but it will decline after absorbing the dust. The traction performance on clean court is 8 scores, and it will decline to 7 scores if absorbing the dust. I think it is due to the stiff outsole material. As the outsole is stiff, the lines of outsole won’t change when friction. The outsole of PG5 is soft, so the lines of outsole can change according to your exercising directions. But the disadvantage of soft outsole is the abrasive resistance. After playing about 20 hours basketball shoes, I haven’t found abrasion on the outsole of Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run. And the outsole is XDR material, so I think that the abrasive resistance is good, it’s suitable to play basketball on outdoor court.
2. Cushion Performance: 7.8 scores
Before talking about the cushion performance, let’s have a look at the insole material. It’s said that Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run uses Air Zoom cushion on forefoot sole and full-length React cushion. But after looking at the deconstruction of Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run, I found that the forefoot sole of Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run don’t have React cushion, but use two air zoom cushion. The toes position uses React and Air Zoom strobel. As the forefoot sole don’t have React cushion, the height of forefoot sole is not so high as imagination. The forefoot sole is elastic. But the feedback of forefoot sole is not fast. So I only give 7 scores for the feedback of Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run. The rear sole uses double-deck React as the cushion material. The overall cushion performance is good.
3. Fitness: 7 scores
To pursuing lightweight, the vamp material is changed to plastic mesh fabric. So the fitness of Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run is not good. The feet and vamp have space. And the space will become bigger after wearing a long time. The shoe heel will be easy to loose. The shoe tongue material of Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run is the same as vamp. It uses thin plastic mesh fabric. After fastening the shoelaces, the shoe tongue can’t fit the instep well. Overall, the problem of fitness is due to the vamp material. But the aim of Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run is the lightweight.
4. Supporting Performance: 7 scores
Ankle support: 7 scores
The ankle part has a hidden TPU plate without other stiff material and foam padding. The material is thin air vent plastic. The ankle support depends on the TPU plate. Although it surrounds the ankle, but the effect is not good enough.
Lateral Support: 7 scores
The vamp is plastic material. The overall strength is not good enough. The vamp is easy to deform. The lateral supporting performance is just above average.
5. Stability: 7.5 scores
Although the fitness and supporting performance of Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run is not good enough, but the stability is good. Many guys would think that the stability of Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run should be bad as the center of gravity is high. But I think that the stability of Nike Air Zoom G.T. Run is great when playing basketball. The outboard of the middle part has a piece of stiff plastic stabilizing plate which can help to improve the stability. And the outboard React has reinforcement. The overall stability is good.