Verdict from 13 user reviews

10 reasons to buy

  • Several reviewers claimed that the Air Jordan Future Cleat makes their feet stay perfectly dry and warm in rain and snow.
  • Although this sneaker cleat’s look is not for everyone, many purchasers perceive it as both stylish and functional.
  • Some reviewers appreciated its overall look that is different from the current sneaker trends today.
  • A couple of wearers reported that this high-top had gotten them heaps of compliments from other people.
  • The materials of this shoe make it comfortable and lightweight, claimed by most reviewers. 
  • One commenter highlighted that the grip of the Future Cleat is better than any pair of sneakers he owns.
  • The break-in period of this kick was very brief, according to a couple of purchasers.
  • Many users attested this cleat’s waterproof feature and durability.
  • It looks way better on feet, said a large number of reviewers.
  • The high-top construction of this shoe gives excellent ankle support, attested by some buyers.

4 reasons not to buy

  • There were several comments that the Air Jordan Future Cleat runs tight and narrow.
  • Numerous remarks were made on the laces of this shoe fraying easily.
  • A couple of disappointed reviewers stated that the insoles are very thin.
  • The Future Cleat is a bit expensive shoe to cop.

Bottom line

The Air Jordan Future Cleat has gained high recommendations for its functionality that perfectly balances its stylish image. Designed for the winter, numerous buyers attested how this Jordan sneaker cleat makes their feet warm, dry, and comfortable all at the same time.

Another desirable feature is its lightness, which can be attributed to its waterproof upper. The sole’s grip is also not an issue, and if there is a feature of this shoe that needs improvement, it probably is the laces that, according to several buyers, tend to fray easily.

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Good to know

The Air Jordan Future Cleat’s high-top construction delivers sufficient ankle support with a traditional lace-up closure that is adjustable for a customized and snug fit. Although the high collar construction can be restricting, the mesh material allows flexible foot movement.

This shoe can be availed in men’s sizing that ranges from 7 to 16 in Medium width. The fit is true to size for the greater part of reviewers.

The Air Jordan Future Cleat may not be everyone's cup of tea since many see it more as a functional kick than a stylish pair to strut off the streets. This cleat features a mesh eVent upper that is plain-looking for some, but waterproof and breathable.

The upper is highlighted with 3M reflective details along the laces and sealed off with a Jumpman logo on the tongue. Some colorways add a touch of speckle elements throughout the midsole.

Like the Future silhouette, this cleat version also features a mesh upper but in a high-top construction. It boasts a few noteworthy features that make the shoe both trendy and functional. Designed to withstand the cold weather and wet conditions, it has an eVent upper technology that is not only waterproof but also breathable. The tongue is gusseted to help keep out water, snow, and debris.

The Jordan Future shoe, which first dropped in 2014, is one of the Jumpman models that fuses lifestyle with performance. It is known as the first Jordan hoop-inspired shoe to feature a one-piece woven upper with a sole that took inspiration from the celebrated Air Jordan XI. Lightweight and minimal in design, it did not take much time to achieve fame and success in the sneaker realm.

The Future proved worthy of its spot as one of the most successful hybrid shoes ever issued. It received tons of colorway releases here and then, including premium colorways like the Infrared and the Glow. This mid-top off-court shoe also had a low-top version released in February 2015.

In 2016, while the production of the Future shoes stopped temporarily, the Jordan brand introduced a high-top, winterized, cleat version of the Future called the Air Jordan Future Cleat. Like the Future, it features a mesh/woven-like upper but equipped with waterproof technology. Also adopted from the Future silhouette are the asymmetric lacing and the sole design and construction. 3M reflective detailing is seen on the laces, while the tongue is gusseted to prevent entry of dirt, water, and debris into the shoe.

  • The laces have reflective details for added visibility, while the sole unit got inspiration from the AJ 11.
  • The asymmetric lacing is a nod to the Jordan Future shoe.
  • Also featured is a full-length Lunarlon sole for in-shoe comfort.
  • The outsole has deep lugs for aggressive traction on snowy surfaces.


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Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.