Who should buy the Air Jordan 33

This Air Jordan is a great match for you if:

  • You are after a pair with excellent grip on any type of court
  • You want a shoe with excellent cushioning that provides comfort throughout the game

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Who should not buy the Air Jordan 33

Some players mentioned that the Air Jordan 33 has a tricky lacing system, so you might want to check out lace-up Air Jordan shoes such as the Air Jordan 1 Retro High and Air Jordan 30.

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Built to spoil your feet

Many verified buyers are satisfied with the shoe’s cushioning, commenting that it provides the same amount of mobility, court feel, and impact protection as the Air Jordan 32

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This makes sense given that it features a combination of Zoom Air units and a carbon-reinforced FlightSpeed plate. This combination propels players, allowing them to take flight.

Outstanding traction

According to nearly all verified buyers, the Air Jordan 33 has an excellent grip. One even says that it is the best traction since the Air Jordan 31 Low. Like the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360, the AJ 33 also features a web rubber outsole that offers a superior multidirectional grip on any surface. 

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Difficult to put on 

The new lacing system, however technically advanced, gave trouble to many. It is difficult to use it, especially for those who have wide feet. Some even said that the "release" option has almost no give.

Asks for a break-in

Materials will mold to your feet but it takes time. However, it can be so tricky in the beginning that one expert said that the Air Jordan 33 asks for a "serious" break-in. 

With Air Jordan 33, lockdown is not an issue

According to several key players, putting on the Air Jordan 33 is smooth. This is brought by its FastFit system which allows easier entry that enables players to lock themselves into the shoe with a single tug of the forefoot strap. 

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The FastFit system is like a racing harness for the foot. Players can achieve ultimate lockdown and can quickly loosen the fit in just three easy steps. Below is how FastFit works according to Nike.com:

1. Loops on the tongue and heel allow easier entry.

2. The tightening system activates its cables with a single tug of the forefoot strap, creating a full 360-lockdown.

3. Eject by pulling the side loops to release the cables.

Thanks to its knit textile upper with leather and synthetic overlays, several commented that the shoe provides lightweight support and durability.

Fits true to size

According to some athletes, the Air Jordan XXXIII reportedly fits true to size but runs narrow at the forefoot. Wide-footers are advised to try these basketball shoes in-store before copping.

Simply breathable

Many wearers commended the mesh upper for being super breathable and very flexible, just like the 34th Air Jordan

The iconic style of the Air Jordan 33

Taking cues from the Air Jordan 3, the 33rd iteration of these Michael Jordan basketball shoes features an oversized tongue adorned with the Jumpman logo. At the heel, the “Nike Air” callout is reminiscent of past AJ models such as the AJ III, IV, V, and VI. The visible FastFit technology also mimics the original Air window that debuted on the AJ III.

Colorful look of the Air Jordan 33

The Air Jordan 33 debuts in the ‘Future Flight’ and is followed up by the ‘Tech Pack’ colorway. Currently, these innovative basketball sneakers are available in the following color combinations:

  • Black/Black-Dark Smoke Grey-Sail ‘Tech Pack’
  • Black/White/Dark Grey ‘Utility Blackout’
  • Desert Ore/Black/Dark Concord/White ‘Visible Utility’
  • University Red/Black/Sail/University Red
  • White/Metallic Gold-Black-Vast Grey ‘Future of Flight’
  • White/Metallic Silver-University Red-Clear Jade ‘Guo Ailun’ PE

Air Jordan 33 ‘Chinese New Year’

Jordan Brand greets the Year of the Pig with a Chinese-New-Year-inspired colorway of Michael Jordan’s latest signature sneaker. The Air Jordan 33 ‘Chinese New Year’ features a black-based upper with red and metallic gold accents. Chinese patchwork found on the tongue and insole round out the theme.

Air Jordan 33 ‘Future Flight’

The ‘Future Flight’ colorway takes inspiration from the tones of astronaut suits. It boasts a predominantly white upper with black overlays and red accents. On the branding, hints of metallic gold add a touch of elegance.

Air Jordan 33 PE ‘Guo Ailun’

This China-exclusive release was made for a Chinese basketball player and Jordan Brand athlete Guo Ailun. This PE colorway features a white-based upper with red accents. Guo Ailun’s logo and a jade translucent outsole complete the silhouette.

Air Jordan 33 ‘Tech Pack’

Also inspired by astronaut suits, this colorway features a mix of black, sail, and dark smoke grey with blue, red, and yellow accents.

Air Jordan 33 ‘Utility Blackout’

The AJ XXXIII goes into stealth mode with the ‘Utility Blackout’ colorway. Following Jordan Brand’s tradition of creating stealth-inspired hues, these Air Jordan basketball shoes are covered in black, white, and dark grey. An icy blue translucent outsole completes the theme.

Air Jordan 33 ‘Visible Utility’

The ‘Visible Utility’ colorway is reminiscent of Nike’s ACG style from the ‘90s. It features a beige-based upper with hints of yellow, red, and pink.

Travis Scott X Air Jordan 33 NRG ‘Army Olive’

Jordan Brand and Travis Scott continue to strengthen their partnership by adding another unique colorway to the Air Jordan 33 lineup.

The Travis Scott X Air Jordan 33 NRG is dressed in army olive, ale brown, sail, and black. Hints of volt and a prominent Cactus Jack branding finish off the silhouette.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 15.6oz
Top: Mid
Signature: Michael Jordan
Lockdown: Lace-Up, Slip-On
Collection: Air Jordan
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: White / Black / Grey / Red / Green

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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.