Who should buy the Air Jordan Dub Zero

Noteworthy for being a trove of comfort, the Dub Zero is the hybrid shoe you never knew you needed. Buy it if:

  • You like sporting a long-sleeved button-up shirt over a pair of baggy pants.
  • Shoes that you can clean in an instant are what you like.
  • You're the kind of sneakerhead who prefer to stick with just one pair for years.

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Who should not buy it

If you need a pair with a more forgiving fit, check out the Jordan Son of Mars. Also, with no reported creasing issues, the Jordan Max Aura 3 is a great replacement for the Dub Zero.

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Pampering daily rides

Scores of reviewers find the Air Jordan Dub Zero incredibly comfortable. To them, this level of comfort makes the shoe quite ideal for everyday wear.

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Dub Zero: A fine looker

Many sneakerheads are extremely pleased with the shoe’s clean and head-turning design. They also praise its fine top-to-bottom finish.

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Quite a tank

People say that this Air Jordan shoe lasts for years.

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Stout-footed peeps beware

The Air Jordan Dub Zero sneaker has a slim cut, which might give wide-footed sneakerheads a cramped feeling when their feet start to swell.

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Makes styling up a breeze

Reviewers in droves love the colorways of the Air Jordan Dub Zero. They say that they go well with various outfits.

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Develops crow's feet too soon

Based on reports, this bball-inspired kick tends to crease easily.

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Another smart buy from Air Jordan

This casual shoe is priced reasonably, with shoppers calling their purchase “money well spent.”

Accurate sizing

The Air Jordan Dub Zero runs true to size, according to numerous testers.

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Upkeep made easy

Sneakerheads say that the Dub Zero from Air Jordan is quite easy to clean and keep clean.

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The origin of the Air Jordan Dub Zero

The Air Jordan Dub Zero was released in 2005. Rumor had it that the silhouette was at first just an attempt by Jordan to conceal the highly anticipated Air Jordan XX, but leaked photos of the sneaker became so popular among sneakerheads that the brand rushed it to production.

The shoe was actually a combination of seven Air Jordan silhouettes—the Air Jordan 4, 6, 11, 12, 13, 15, and 20. Its soles come from the 4, the back loops from the 6, the patent leather from the 11, and the tongue’s “T W O 3” from the 12. The shape, meanwhile, takes inspiration from the cut of the 13, the woven leather at the back from the 15, and the laser-etch design on the uppers from the Air Jordan 20.

During the shoe’s initial release, four colorways in patent leather were dropped. In 2006, the brand released yet another colorway, but this would be the last for the silhouette until its return three years later. Unlike the first drops of the sneaker, the 2009 release featured embroidered logos instead of the etched laser print. The brand dropped four colorways for the silhouette in 2009 before taking them off the market again for several years.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan as well as the 10th anniversary of the laser print, Air Jordan brought back the silhouette in 2015. The laser print was brought back as well, but the patent leather had been replaced with traditional leather.

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Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Air, Air Jordan
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, Synthetic
Technology: Air Cushion

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.