Top: Low
Signature: Michael Jordan
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Price: $185
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81 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 74 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    I didn't love them on the very first night like I thought I would, but that quickly changed with each night that passed.

  • 80 / 100 | Zak Kerr | Level 4 expert

    Overall, these things are just a super clean shoe. I feel like you can not only look fresh on court and perform good. But you can also look fresh off court wearing these bad boys and that's definitely a good look by Jordan brand.

  • 95 / 100 | LiveforBball | | Level 5 expert

    Performance is everything you want – great traction, responsive cushioning, unbeatable comfort, all-around support, high-quality materials and plenty of technologies. If that’s not enough, I don’t know what is. You could be wondering why I’m giving it such a high rating. You probably noticed that some other shoes do certain things superior to this one. But that’s the thing – the Air Jordan XX9 Low does ALL things great, it does not shine in a PARTICULAR aspect. That makes it one of the most versatile shoe packages ever. The only issues are the need to break the foam in, the traction pattern collects dust quickly and the Jordan XX9 Mid probably had a SLIGHTLY better outsole. But just a tad bit. If you’re a guard, check it out, if you’re a somewhat bigger player, still check it out.

  • 74 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    I didn't love them on the very first night like I thought I would, but that quickly changed with each night that passed.

  • 80 / 100 | Tre Good | | Level 4 expert

    Definitely try these, I think it's a great shoe.

  • 85 / 100 | penueljoshbarrina | | Level 2 expert

    These Jordan 29 Lows might be the best shoes I've ever played in so far.

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The Air Jordan 29 Low made its first public appearance when Michael Jordan himself wore the pair in a summer basketball camp in 2015. The shoe has an entirely white upper that sits on top of an icy outsole. On December 4 of the same year, the shoe was released to the public at $185, in the Infrared colorway. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the shoe model features a durable and comfortable Flyweave upper. The outsole is decoupled and is connected by a tendril. The sleek upper design comes in different colorways for wearers to enjoy.

Cushion. The unlocked Zoom Air at the forefoot delivers superb cushioning and impact protection. It protects the lower back, knees, and ankles from pain and stress. The shoe has a Phylon carrier for all-day comfort.

Traction. The Air Jordan 29 Low offers a wavy traction pattern. Just like other Air Jordan basketball shoes, the 29 Low needs some wiping to maintain its floor grip. Connecting the decoupled forefoot and heel is the tendril, giving the shoe better stability and smoother heel-to-toe transition.

Length and Width. The Air Jordan 29 Low runs true to size. A reviewer recommends going half a size up if the new wearers prefer wiggle room for the toes. Wide-footers can as well opt for their true Jordan size; however, it is still best to fit the shoe before purchasing.

Lockdown. Flightweb reinforces the standard lace-up system of the Air Jordan 29 Low through webbed straps that are attached to the midsole. The natural cut of the shoe is designed to hug the ankle for comfort and support.

The Air Jordan XX9 Low is made of one-solid Flyweave upper that delivers a snug and pain-free fit, unlike stitched uppers. The technology is a blend between Hyperfuse and Flyknit, providing comfort and durability to the upper.

The Air Jordan XX9 Low is definitely a stylish shoe on and off court. Vibrant colors grace the shoe, making a simple streetwear iconic. Simply avoid baggy and really long pants that reach the ankle of the shoe and the outfit is good to go.

Just like the other Air Jordans, the 29 Lows come in colorways with special dedications and inspirations.

Air Jordan XX9 Low Bulls

Because of Michael Jordan’s love for his first NBA team; the red, white and black colorway is named Bulls. It is released in the spring of 2016, and retails at $185.

Air Jordan XX9 Low Infrared

The Infrared colorway is also called “Oreo” by some. It features a black and white ombre with digital elephant prints on the woven textile. The speckled midsole is tainted with cement gray, while the orange Jumpman logos contrast the whole color scheme.

Air Jordan XX9 Low “Jimmy Buckets”

The Jimmy Buckets colorway is inspired by Jimmy Butler, a shooting guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves. When the colorway was released on February 24, 2016, he was a small forward for the Chicago Bulls, hence, the colors of the shoe. Alongside Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard, Butler is one of Jordan’s ambassadors.

In red and black, the Flyweave upper of the Air Jordan XX9 Low features an elephant pattern, and an embossed number 23 at the heel. As a reference to Butler, his JB logo is seen on top of the tongue. The signature shoe comes with an icy and translucent rubber outsole. The shoe retails at $190. The shoe also comes with Jimmy Butler’s first ever Jordan merchandise, which includes a black shirt and a red hat.

Air Jordan XX9 Low UNC

In honor of Michael Jordan’s college alma mater, the UNC colorway of the Air Jordan 29 Low comes in a gradient of carolina blue and black. The midsole is white and the outsole is carolina blue.

Air Jordan XX9 Low White

The white colorway is not anything special like the Jimmy Buckets. It only became famous because Michael Jordan himself wore the shoe in his Flight School camp in August 2015. It was released on December 4, 2015 together with the Infrared colorway, which is featured in another subsection.