Who should buy the Air Jordan XXXV

This Air Jordan model is good for the following:

  • buyers who are Michael Jordan fans and have a lot of cash to spare
  • ballers who usually play indoors
  • bigger players who prioritize effective cushioning over anything else

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Who should NOT buy this Air Jordan shoe

Buyers who are on a budget are understandably not willing to purchase the AJ 35. Russel Westbrook's One Take 3 is a good alternative. We've also compiled a list of other cheap basketball shoes from Jordan and other brands.

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Those who love to play outdoors will be able to perform better if they wear the Cosmic Unity or the Kyrie 7. Both shoes are from Jordan's mother company Nike.

The grip is OK, just keep the sole dust-free

The 35th Air Jordan's outsole is soft, but it has a really nice grip on clean indoor courts. Players report that the sole picks up dust quite easily, but this is nothing that frequent wiping cannot solve.

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Impact protection, check! Bounce, check!

The cushioning system protects the knees and feet well enough from hard landings and heel strikes. Because of this, reviewers say that it's OK to use this shoe for long hours on and even off the court. 

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The Zoom units installed in the midsole deliver energy return, but they are admittedly less bouncy than the ones in the AJ 34.

The AJ 35's premium materials ensure comfort

The AJ 35 is made of high-quality materials that really feel nice. However, the shoe needs to be broken in before its starts to perform at its best. 

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As for the fit, buyers can just go with their usual measurements for Jordan shoes. This Air Jordan is reportedly true to size.

The foot is securely locked down

There's practically nothing to complain about when it comes to support and lockdown. The Flywire and the updated eclipse plate seem to have done well in making sure that the foot is securely mounted on the footbed; there is just a high level of material responsiveness from all directions! This makes it a lot easier for the player to make aggressive decisive moments while in the game.

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Enjoy smooth steps when wearing the Air Jordan 35

The 35 has a really nice heel-to-toe transition because of the curved heel and forefoot.

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Feels light, and plays right

Though the Air Jordan 35 is at 13 oz (369 g), this shoe still feels a lot lighter and more wearable than the really heavy LeBrons from Nike Basketball. 

Facts / Specs

Top: Mid
Signature: Michael Jordan
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Air Jordan
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Grey / White / Black
SKUs: CQ4227001 / CQ4227004 / CQ4227030 / CQ4227100 / CZ5657100 / DC1492001 / DD2234001

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