Who should buy the Air Jordan Future

The Air Jordan Future is a solid option if:

  • A sneaker with generous cushioning is what you prefer.
  • You are after a shoe that has a futuristic design.
  • You are looking for mid-top sneakers that would not drag your feet down with their weight.

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Who should not buy the Air Jordan Future

Sneakerheads who are after a shoe that could lock their feet in place might want to have look at other models. A few owners have reported that the Air Jordan Future's lockdown design requires some improvements. The Jordan 6 Rings is a better choice. Also, the Jordan Aerospace 720 is similar and not squeaky. 

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The plush cushioning of the Air Jordan Future

Plenty of users are one in saying that Air Jordan Future shoes are supremely comfortable footwear with lots of cushioning. Also, the Phylon cushioning of this shoe provides uncompromising comfort right out of the box.

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They squeak

What's interesting is that the squeaking is not apparent straight from the box. For some, it happened after a few weeks of wearing the shoes. The bad thing is that they also squeak on non-sleek surfaces and when lighter people wear them - so it seems it is not fixable. Of course, best to wear them in dry conditions only! 

Barefoot-like experience

A big number of testers state that the mid-top Air Jordan Futures feel light on the feet, and they barely feel like they were wearing anything.

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Not so durable

Many people have found signs of wear and tear after only a few weeks. The comments regarding this went from "Not even a month and the shoe started to wear" to "I have loose threads on the actual fabric." 

Fits perfectly

The Air Jordan Futures have a perfect fit width-wise, according to several purchasers.

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Top-notch materials

A handful of customers have noted that the materials used for these Jordan sneakers look and feel premium.

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Avant-garde and versatile style

Many reviewers commend the “avant-garde” styling of this mid-top sneaker. Moreover, a few wearers commented that like other Future sneakers, the Air Jordan Future has a very versatile design. One can wear them on a walk on a hot summer day or put them on at night to a rocking event.


  • Pair your Air Jordan Future in a black, white colorway, and red (Black/White/GymRed) with a jogger, a shirt, and a hoodie on top for a sporty look.
  • Match the Air Jordan Future in a red colorway or black shade (Black/Dark Concord/White) or the Air Jordan Future ‘Bred’ with rolled up slim jeans and a checkered button-up shirt for a casual Friday style. The purple Jumpman logo should add a nice burst of color to the black and white.


  • A grey hoodie, black tights, and the Air Jordan Future sneakers in red (Bordeaux/Bordeaux/Phantom) would be perfect for a workout day.
  • Ripped blue jeans, a green shirt, a black cotton jacket, and the Air Jordan Future in the women’s olive colorway (Olive Canvas/Olive Canvas/Phantom) would be an interesting getup for a day out with friends.

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Subtle colorways of the Air Jordan Future

Some people are pleased with the subtle colorways of these casual sneakers.

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The Air Jordan Future History

The Air Jordan Future was launched on March 1, 2014, as a model that would bridge the gap between lifestyle and performance. They were the first basketball sneakers to utilize one-piece woven uppers and had midsoles that were instantly recognizable from the Air Jordan XI. The woven uppers, meanwhile, gave off a definite HTM vibe through their off-center lacing system.

The shoes were minimalist in approach yet the little accents that were thrown in, such as the suede hits on the ankle collar and tongue and reflective threads, made them stand out. The sneakers debuted in two premium colorways: the Air Jordan Future ‘Infrared’ and ‘Glow’ (which had a black upper with a glow-in-the-dark sole).

The silhouette proved to be so successful that the Jordan brand had 16 colorways lined up for release that same year for their fall and summer collections. The line-up included mostly solid colors with a few multi-colored prints and a tonal black colorway added in. A low-top version followed in February of 2015. Production of new Future sneakers stopped briefly in 2016 before making a comeback to retailers in December of 2017 in two colors: Pure Platinum and Black.

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Additional info

  • NBA star Kevin Martin played on the court wearing Air Jordan Futures.
  • Air Jordan Future shoes have different patterns/accents depending on the colorway. Some versions feature weave or camo patterns, others have reflective uppers, others contain a smooth fabric, and yet others come “furred.”
  • An Air Jordan Future in a blue colorway is also offered. The official name of the colorway is Hyper Royal/Phantom/Metallic Silver/Hyper Royal.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Jordan Future, Air Jordan
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Rubber Sole, Woven / Fabric
Technology: Phylon

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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.