Nike Zoom Rize 2

Released 12/2020, Mid Top, 
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8.9
EXPERT RATING
2 reviews
8.8
USER RATING
4 ratings
A super lightweight and minimal basketball shoe with a traditional look.

Best Suitable For:

Works for centers as well as explosive down-the-line guards.

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Available at 3 shops | Official Retail Price: $159.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (2)
User Ratings (4)
Traction
9.3
Cushion
9.3
Materials
9.0
Support
8.5
Fit
9.0
Outdoor
50%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
light
heavy
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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User Rating8.88.4(0.4)8.5(0.3)8.4(0.4)9.3(0.5)9.3(0.5)
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Nike Zoom Rize 2 Review

Pros:
Super lightweight
Excellent traction
Cons:
Lacks a true outrigger

Performance of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

The Nike Zoom Rize 2 is one of the lightest basketball shoes currently available and only weighs around 360g at a size 9. The upper material is minimal but functional and the traditional lacing system makes it super easy to put this shoe on. The traction pattern uses a pretty hard rubber that is durable enough for outdoor use and doesn't pick up a lot of dust thanks to the well-spaced traction pattern. The foam cushioning in the heel is very comfortable, plush and the Zoom unit in the forefoot provides a lot of bounce. Overall, the Nike Zoom Rise 2 is a solid performer that works especially well for bigger guys (it is worn by Nikola Jokic and Marc Gasol in the NBA).
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

Expert Rating: 8.9 (ranks #20 of 303)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The Nike Zoom Rize 2 is my personal favorite shoe to play in right now. It has all the necessary features to be enjoyed by bigger post players like Marc Gasol or Nikola Jokic while also appealing to faster, downhill-type guards like Russell Westbrook.
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8.7
May 6, 2021
If you like minimal, lightweight, low-cut basketball shoes with a traditional look and lacing system, then the Nike Rize 2 is a great pick.
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User Reviews of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

User Rating: 8.8 (ranks #115 of 303)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
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5 - Poor
0
8.1
September 2, 2023
NIKE ZOOM RIZE 2 Unisex Bringing it back into production again a lot, I like the design and since it's a basketball shoe, it's something that really matches with those of real users.
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9.2
November 15, 2021
Absolute bangers! I wish the materials felt nicer, but its the only complaint, and they get the job done and keep the shoe light.
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9.4
November 4, 2021
User didn't add a summary.
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8.4
November 25, 2021
User didn't add a summary.
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Traction of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

Expert Traction Rating: 9.3 (ranks #41 of 303)
User Traction Rating: 9.0 (ranks #107 of 303)
10 - Amazing
3
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The traction was great for me during testing in both regular solid rubber and XDR rubber versions.
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9.0
May 6, 2021
The circular traction pattern uses harder rubber that gives you gnarly traction on clean courts. You won't have any problems on dusty courts either thanks to the well-spaced grooves.
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Cushion of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

Expert Cushion Rating: 9.3 (ranks #36 of 303)
User Cushion Rating: 9.5 (ranks #24 of 303)
10 - Amazing
4
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The forefoot Zoom feels bouncy and highly effective and the foam is springy and comfortable. Apart from the court feel, you get everything you need from this cushioning!
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9.0
May 6, 2021
The full-length injected Phylon feels super plush and the high-PSI Zoom unit in the forefoot is pretty firm when walking but bouncy when you run or jump. Overall, the setup is pretty low-to-the-ground and reponsive.
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Materials of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

Expert Materials Rating: 9.0 (ranks #16 of 303)
User Materials Rating: 8.3 (ranks #154 of 303)
10 - Amazing
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9 - Great
3
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The upper materials are minimal, form-fitting, decently supportive, and require almost no break-in period.
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Support of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

Expert Support Rating: 8.5 (ranks #144 of 303)
User Support Rating: 8.8 (ranks #114 of 303)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The lateral TPU support piece that cages the forefoot Zoom provides a lot of stability, torsional support, and prevented me from rolling on the footbed. This isn't the most supportive shoe of all time but I felt secure at all times.
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8.0
May 6, 2021
Heel containment, lockdown, and lateral support are very good.
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Fit of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

Expert Fit Rating: 9.0 (ranks #17 of 303)
User Fit Rating: 8.0 (ranks #232 of 303)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
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5 - Poor
1
Half a size down felt more secure as the materials do stretch just a bit over time.
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Durability of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

User Durability Rating: 8.3 (ranks #183 of 303)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 50.0 (ranks #132 of 303)
User Outdoor Rating: 50.0 (ranks #169 of 303)
Good (100%)
1
Fair (50%)
4
Bad (0%)
1
fair
The standard rubber’s durability is solid but if you only play outdoors it might make sense to go for the XDR option.
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fair
May 6, 2021
Outdoor use is okay.
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Width of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

very narrow
1
slightly narrow
2
regular
2
slightly wide
0
very wide
0
slightly narrow
It's a narrow shoe overall.
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Size of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

very small
0
slightly small
0
true to size
5
slightly long
1
very long
0
½ size large
I tested true to size and half a size down and I prefer the slightly tighter fit of the smaller size but they both work.
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true to size
May 6, 2021
Go true to size if you have regular wide feet. Wide-footers may want to go half a size up.
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