Memory Lane: Nike Zoom GP II Sample
Take a detailed look back at a woven sample version of Gary Payton's signature Zoom GP II that simply never made it.
words & images_Nick DePaula It's crazy to think that it's been a decade since the Zoom GP II originally released, and much like Gary Payton not always being brought up when discussing the game's all-time great guards, the Zoom GP line often goes under the radar when discussing Nike Basketball's best signature shoes. Sleek and low-profile it was, with The Glove's defensive game perfectly in mind. Following up after the Hawk Flight, Zoom Glove and Zoom GP, the GP II once again was Zoom-based with tremendous lockdown and court feel, and released in three colorways. For one reason or another, this metallic blue woven version never made it to production. Enjoy a detailed look below.