Our verdict


Breathing new life to the Jumpman brand, the Air Jordan First Class proves to the sneaker world that there is more to the Air Jordan legacy than just its retros. The modern style treatment includes lightweight injected midsole and outsole that makes you leap higher like His Airness. The unique eyestay designs also add a knack of modernity to this Jordan off-court kick.


  • Premium quality
  • Comfortable interiors and cushioning
  • Perfect cushioning
  • Foam midsole
  • Lightweight
  • Great design and materials
  • Flexible soles
  • Easy on and off


  • Unresponsive air-sole unit
  • Not enough breathability
  • Loose design

Who should buy the Air Jordan First Class

Consider purchasing this sneakers if:

  • You love a sporty and mid-cut style shoes
  • You consider durability since this is made of leather

Air Jordan First Class logo

Style of Air Jordan First Class

Creating dapper looks to the often on-court design on the Air Jordan line is always a welcome development for the brand worn and popularized by the greatest basketball player of all time.

Wearing the Air Jordan First Class brings out elegance and sophistication in nubuck and synthetic overlays over a smooth textile upper. 

Air Jordan First Class upper

The off-court silhouette offers more styling possibilities to the often athletic looks of Air Jordan.

The mid-top shoe is a fitting follow-up to the hugely successful Air Jordan Eclipse off-court sneakers, the Air Jordan First Class stamps its class with enough chops and swanky swagger. 

Air Jordan First Class mid-cut style

With signature Air Jordan detailing that does not overwhelm, the premium sneaker boasts of a subtle Jumpman at the tongue pull tab, insole, and the back heel.

Air Jordan First Class tongue

The design is also decked with the symbolic No. 2 and 3 holding the round laces that are further secured with exceptionally placed metallic eyestays opening more possibilities for lacing customizations.

Underlying story of Air Jordan First Class

The recognizable Jumpman logo of Air Jordan comprising a silhouette of NBA legend Michael Jordan performing a slam dunk is the essential game accessory on and off the court.

Air Jordan First Class design

Creating the first Air Jordan prototype started in 1984 with Jordan already testing out the Nike Airship on the court.  Peter Moore led the design team behind the black and red colorway first release.

The design initially involves a familiar Nike Swoosh logo which was no longer featured in succeeding models of Air Jordan.

Air Jordan First Class lace

The success of the Air Jordan sub-brand for Nike has continued for more than 30 years since the first Air Jordan. 

The pimped-up casual style of the Air Jordan First Class only proves that Air Jordan no longer depends on their often expensive retro releases and collaborations to make a dent in the lucrative sneaker market.

Air Jordan First Class outsole