Size and fit

The Nike GTS 16 TXT is available in women’s and men’s sizes. It has a canvas upper that provides the foot with a secure fit. Ankle movement is unimpeded as the shoe has a low-top collar. A classic lace-up system allows the wearer to adjust the fit and keep it snug.  

Nike GTS 16 TXT Style

the  skate-inspired design makes the low-top Nike GTS 16 TXT an ideal shoe for street styling. It also has a simple and preppy flair due to its tennis roots, creating a low-profile look that can be styled in many different ways. For the ladies, jeans, capri pants, skorts, dresses, and skirts can all be paired with these timeless kicks.

When it comes to men, jeans, track pants, and shorts will match this model. An old-school ‘90s appeal can be achieved when these shoes are worn with white or colorful socks up to the ankle or higher, paired with shorts or skirts. 

Notable Features

With a straightforward look, the canvas upper of the Nike GTS 16 TXT is minimally styled. Stitch detail can be found all over the upper. A classic touch is added to the shoe with the Swoosh logo, placed on the sides. Nike name branding is also embroidered on the heel tab and tongue. Completing the low profile look is the unadorned white midsole, while the tongue and collar are padded for added style and comfort. 

Nike GTS 16 TXT History

Nike was founded by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman as Blue Ribbon Sports in 1964. The company went from distributing Onitsuka Tiger shoes from the trunk of Knight’s car to being its own brand, producing innovative shoes that have stood the test of time. Today, the influence of the Swoosh logo and the Nike name is undeniable, spreading all over the world across different sports and beyond.  

Nike’s fame and fortune are well-deserved, given how much the company has worked on improving and creating different footwear technologies to improve performance. The brand is also known for sleek, modern styles, especially when it comes to lifestyle shoes. One retro-inspired sneaker that many fans love is the Nike GTS 16 TXT. Originally released in the 1990s, its name stands for Great Tennis Shoe in reference to its simple look while TXT refers to its textile upper.

It has a simple design with distinct 1990s vibes, perfect for casual wear in light of the vintage craze in today’s fashion world. Its roots include skateboarding and tennis, which accounts for its durability and support. That said, it’s a worthy shoe for sneaker lovers who want a low-key yet sophisticated look for any kind of occasion.

Additional Info

  • Durability is improved with the molded rubber outsole. 
  • A herringbone pattern on the outsole enhances the shoe’s grip. 
  • The brushed collar lining adds comfort to the ankle. 
  • A cushioning insole offers support and a comfortable ride.  

Facts / Specs

Top: Low
Inspired from: Casual
Colorways: Black / Blue / White / Red / Beige
SKUs: 840300002 / 840300003 / 840300010 / 840300100 / 840300200 / 840300300 / 840300410 / 840306006 / CJ9694001 / CJ9694100

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.