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77 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
$160...is it worth the price? I don't think so, man! I mean, these are nice, I like them; but the thing that I would change is the traction. The traction, it was a little bit of a disappointment...There' s a lot of better performers in my opinion than this shoe, that are cheaper. You know what I'm saying? So it's a little hard to recommend it. But if you really want the Jordan 33 (SE); it's a good performer, just watch out on the dust.
This may fit your playing style a little better, may fit what you're looking for better. The biggest thing that I'm looking is just a Fast Fit system that is more reliable.
Also known as the Air Jordan 33 Low, the special edition AJ 33 bears significant improvements to the regular Air Jordan 33. It still features the FastFit system but is now missing the adjustable laces on the midfoot. It has a full-length phylon carrier with Zoom Air in the forefoot and a hex Zoom unit in the heel. This cushioning setup suits faster players really well because of the responsiveness and court feel that it provides.
For traction, the shoe has a translucent rubber outsole that features the exact same pattern as the regular Air Jordan 33.
Cushion. The Air Jordan 33 Special Edition has a phylon midsole. It has a hexagonal Zoom unit at the heel and a highly responsive Zoom Air in the forefoot. This setup affords the wearer high levels of responsiveness and court feel. As such, this shoe is said to be better suited to faster players.
Traction. The outsole of the Air Jordan 33 Low is made of translucent rubber. For traction, it features a pattern that is very similar to what is seen on the AJ 33, which is reported to have really good traction especially on dust-free indoor courts.
Length and Width. There are only a few reviews available, but they are one in saying that this shoe runs a bit long and is quite narrow. In fact, its width makes it a little bit challenging to wear and remove. New buyers are advised to go at least one size higher, especially if they have wider-than-usual feet. It will be better if they are able to try the shoe on in-store before they make their purchase online or through any other platform.
Lockdown. The shoe is equipped with the FastFit system that makes use of nylon cables and ribbons in order to achieve a nice snug fit.
The upper of the AJ 33 Low is made of knit textile with synthetic overlays for durablity. Underneath the textile are nylon ribbons and cables. These elements comprise the shoe’s FastFit system, which contributes greatly to a great lockdown.
It can be said that the SE is the more streamlined version of the AJ 33. While the original has flaps and some exposed cables, the AJ 33 SE or Air Jordan 33 Low covers these elements with a very soft and thin textile. This has synthetic overlays in high-wear areas to further protect the foot.
The Air Jordan 33 SE comes in the following colors:
- Cool Grey/Volt
- Royal Blue/Orange