Who should buy the Air Jordan 2010

  • A great addition for serious collectors of Air Jordan signature basketball sneakers.
  • Get the Air Jordan 2010 if you want a stylish, supportive and pricey basketball shoe for indoor games.

Unconventional design

Considered a memorable shoe for its unconventional design, the Air Jordan 2010 features a clear side window that symbolizes how MJ sees through his opponents on the court. 

The basketball sneaker features a detached toe cap, a perforated leather upper, a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) transparent window, and a double-stacked Zoom Air cushioning setup.

Air Jordan 2010 comes with double-stacked cushioning

Jordan is one to spoil hoopers with the Air Jordan 2010’s cushioning system and its double-stacked Zoom Air units.

Air Jordan 2010 comes with double-stacked cushioning

This setup is a cushioning sandwich where a thin Phylon foam is in between a top-loaded heel unit and a bottom-loaded full-length Zoom Air unit. 

Offers a springy ride

The top-loaded unit brings stability while the full-length Zoom Air creates a more springy ride that absorbs shock even on the get-go.

The outsole features a herringbone traction pattern that is scattered all throughout. The tread pattern extends to the heel to assist players that land on the heel.

Lockdown fit

Length and Width. The shoe fits true to size, but it can feel a bit narrow at the forefoot due to the clear counters. It is best to try the shoe on personally in order to avoid shoe discomfort.

Air Jordan 2010 Lockdown fit

Several elements of the shoe’s design contribute to its lockdown power: the traditional lacing system, the TPU counters at the forefoot and heel, the foam pods on the heel, and the rigid heel cup. 

Accommodates the foot's natural form

All of these work together to avoid both side-to-side and front-to-back internal slippage. The collar is purposefully made asymmetrical in height so that it accommodates the foot's natural form and ultimately giving it a snug and sculpted wrap.

Air Jordan 2010 Accommodates the foot's natural form

The shoe’s toe box is detached and completely wrapped in soft tumbled leather. Because of this, the wearer will be able to flex and bend without creasing the toe box nor the main body of the upper. 

Mesh fabric for breathability

The same high-quality leather material is used in the heel area. Underneath the leather toe box is a mesh fabric that contribute to the shoe’s breathability.

Air Jordan 2010 clear windows

The clear windows on the side panels are made of TPU, which provides ventilation and takes off some of the shoe’s weight. TPU counters reinforce the medial and lateral sides of the forefoot and heel so that they keep the foot within the footbed during hard cuts and other movements.

Translucent outsole

The shoe’s Phylon midsole houses two Zoom Air units of differing sizes. Depending on the colorway, the outsole is made of either a solid rubber compound or a translucent one.

Air Jordan 2010 Phylon midsole

The clear panels on the sides are actually the designers’ response to Michael Jordan’s request for a transparent shoe. 

Luxurious leather toe cap

Both the clear window and the luxurious leather toe cap take the center stage, and they are often described as classy and over the top.

Air Jordan 2010 Luxurious leather toe cap

The base of the Phylon midsole showcases a quote from Michael Jordan that says, “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Air Jordan 2010 is a must-have shoe for collectors

In the year of its release, five colorways were debuted. The Air Jordan 2010 28 Days of Flight is a dual chrome shoe of black and neon green. The shoe is finished off with a solid rubber outsole.

The XX8 Days of Flight colorway celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Air Jordan shoe series. The basketball shoes of Michael Jordan have a 28 Days of Flight colorway from the first Air Jordan model to the 23rd.

Facts / Specs

Top: Mid
Signature: Michael Jordan
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Air Jordan
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: White / Black
SKUs: 387358061 / 387358101

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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.