Our verdict


The Air Jordan 14 Retro Low is a great shoe not only for performance but also for everyday use. Wearers cannot go wrong with the comfort it brings. It might be a little pricey at $170 but given all the technologies and materials it has, you really get what you pay for. If you are a true Jordan fan, you surely cannot afford to miss the Air Jordan 14 Retro Low.


  • Smooth heel-to-toe transition
  • Short break-in period
  • Good for outdoor play
  • Soft and comfortable upper
  • Great for casual
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Amazing grip and control
  • Responsive midsole
  • Good impact protection


  • Lesser quality materials
  • Lacks breathability
  • Too expensive for a low-top
  • Bulky shoe

Who should buy the Air Jordan 14 Retro Low

The first Air Jordan 14 Low was released in June 1999, or a year after the mid-top. It came in three colorways at $130 each. With the same technologies and materials, the Jordan brand re-released these low-tops throughout the years. This is a solid option for you if:

  • You're looking for an Air Jordan low-top that can still serve style and comfort.
  • You're big on comfort and stability when it comes to your agile game play.

Air Jordan 14 Retro Low logo name

Air Jordan's outstanding midsole setup

This low-top model has the same cushioning setup as the mid-top Air Jordan 14. It boasts a Phylon carrier and Zoom units at the forefoot and heel.

Air Jordan 14 Retro Low midsole

This setup keeps the knees and leg muscles free from stress and fatigue all day or game long. During play, the Zoom units absorb impact and respond with great energy return.

Air Jordan 14 Retro Low midsole mid

Superb outsole of Air Jordan 14 Retro Low

The Air Jordan 14 Retro Low features a herringbone traction pattern. This traction is unbeatable in supporting lateral and linear footwork.

Air Jordan 14 Retro Low outsole front

With the help of its thick rubber outsole and the deep grooves on it, the shoe model performs beastly on any surface, providing superb control and grip.

Air Jordan 14 Retro Low outsole heels

Standard secure lockdown system

Just like its mid-top predecessor, the Air Jordan 14 Retro Low uses a standard lacing system. The shoe has two extra eyelets for a more secure lockdown.

Air Jordan 14 Retro Low lockdown

To prevent the tongue from moving to one side, the shoe laces pass through a loop at the middle of the tongue.

Air Jordan 14 Retro Low eyelets

Air Jordan 14 Retro's comfy construction

A large part of the Air Jordan 14 Retro Low’s upper is made of nubuck leather. Its side panels are made of suede. This combination provides comfort and flexibility. The EVA foam on the sides provides protection against ankle rolls. Additional comfort comes from the padding in the inner walls of the shoe.

Air Jordan 14 Retro Low upper

Air Jordan 14 Retro Low's super style

The Air Jordan 14 Low looks best with joggers or short pants. A reviewer paired his shoe, which is in the Laney colorway, with black jogger pants. The pants should be tucked behind the tongue so that the tongue's yellow bar and Jordan callout will be on display.

Air Jordan 14 Retro Low low-top

The Jumpman logos are found on the forefoot, lateral side, insole, and outsole. The “JORDAN” callouts are found at the top of the tongue and on the outsole. The “XIV” callouts are located on the outsole and at the back of the tongue.

Air Jordan 14 Retro Low forefoot