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Nike Zoom Rize 2

Released 12/2020, Mid Top
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8.9
EXPERT RATING
2 reviews
NA
USER RATING
0 reviews
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 1 shop | Official Retail Price: $159.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings
User Ratings
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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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:

The 8.9 average overall rating ranks #13 of 186 shoes overall
9.2
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
December 31, 2020
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.
8.7
MARKCHES
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:

There are 0 user ratings with an average rating of NA

Traction of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

The 9.3 average traction rating ranks #20 of 186 shoes overall
9.5
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
December 31, 2020
The traction was great for me during testing in both regular solid rubber and XDR rubber versions.
9.0
MARKCHES
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:

The 9.3 average cushion rating ranks #22 of 186 shoes overall
9.5
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
December 31, 2020
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!
9.0
MARKCHES
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:

The 9.0 average materials rating ranks #19 of 186 shoes overall
9.0
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
December 31, 2020
The upper materials are minimal, form-fitting, decently supportive, and require almost no break-in period.

Support of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

The 8.5 average support rating ranks #92 of 186 shoes overall
9.0
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
December 31, 2020
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.
8.0
MARKCHES
May 6, 2021
Heel containment, lockdown, and lateral support are very good.
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Fit of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

The 9.0 average fit rating ranks #17 of 186 shoes overall
9.0
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
December 31, 2020
Half a size down felt more secure as the materials do stretch just a bit over time.

Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 50.0% average outdoor rating ranks #75 of 186 shoes overall
fair
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
December 31, 2020
The standard rubber’s durability is solid but if you only play outdoors it might make sense to go for the XDR option.
fair
MARKCHES
May 6, 2021
Outdoor use is okay.
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Width of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

slightly narrow
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
December 31, 2020
It's a narrow shoe overall.

Size of the Nike Zoom Rize 2:

½ size large
Jalique Gabay [weartesters.com]
December 31, 2020
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.
true to size
MARKCHES
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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