Demonstrating the commitment to serve the next generation, Nike introduces the newest student athlete to sign with the brand: Paige Bueckers.
Nike is industry-leading in its investment in women athletes. The company is committed to growing women’s sports and building a better game through listening to athletes, serving them holistically and collaborating on creating positive change through sport.
Who Is Paige?
One of the best players of her generation, University of Connecticut point guard Paige Bueckers is a generational basketball talent who breaks barriers and records on and off the court. Paige is a former high school National Player of the Year and was the first freshman to earn a major college National Women’s Player of the Year award. She is also a four-time gold medalist for the United States at the youth international level.
More than a star on the court, Paige is dedicated to making a difference off it. The All-American is intentional about the impact she makes in communities throughout the U.S., both leading and supporting several non-profits and community organizations that create opportunities for children and families and promote social justice through programming focused on access to sport, the arts, cultivating economic opportunity, and fighting food insecurity.
As part of her partnership with Nike, Paige will continue her efforts in the community and to use her platform to make a difference and pave the way for the next generation.
“I am blessed and honored to announce my partnership with Nike,” says Buechers. “Joining the Nike family is a childhood dream come true. I can’t wait to see what we accomplish together on and off the court.”
G.T. Hustle 2
On court, Paige joins the Nike Basketball family as the latest member of the brand to hero the all-new G.T. Hustle 2. Created with the pinnacle of Nike Basketball technology, the G.T. Hustle 2 is built to help athletes like Paige stay fresh for four quarters and outlast opponents on the floor.
Product details for the G.T. Hustle 2 that will launch later this fall are below:
LIGHTWEIGHT, SMOOTH, RESPONSIVE
The full-length Cushlon foam is perfect for providing plush comfort and cushioning at high speed and helps keep your foot from moving around in the shoe. We paired the foam with a molded insole that makes for a potent combination of soft responsiveness.
BOUNCY AND SMOOTH
We stitched a full-length Zoom Air unit to the bottom of the upper to give you a propulsive feeling down the floor and optimal energy return to help you stay fresh all game long. Whether you’re exploding out of triple threat or sprinting from baseline to baseline, it gives you responsiveness directly under your foot.
MINIMAL SO YOU CAN MOVE
Built like a modern running shoe, the minimal upper helps keep the shoe as lightweight as possible. Engineered mesh uses reinforced layers to create support around the toe, heel and midfoot, delivering stability without adding weight.
Padded, mid-high collar adds support around the ankle without sacrificing agility.
Foam tongue helps reduce lace pressure.
Waffle herringbone traction pattern offers great bite and court feel.