Summary

We spent 8.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

10 reasons to buy

  • Several users are saying that the shoe’s traction is on point. It grips well on clean and semi-dusty courts.
  • A few are claiming that the Jordan Ultra.Fly 2 plays excellent outdoors; they find the materials very durable.
  • The shoes fit like a glove, several observe. The materials mold to the shape of the foot.
  • Many wearers claim that the Ultra.Fly 2 runs true to size, and the length is perfect.
  • A small number of players notice that the rubber outsole is pretty durable.
  • A user asserts that this is his favorite Jordan shoe to hoop in right now, and he highly recommends it.
  • Like the AJ 6 Retro, these Jordan basketball shoes are very comfortable according to a good number of buyers. It feels like a sock so comfy that you forget that you are actually wearing something.
  • Most wearers appreciate how the cushioning is set up; they can feel the forefoot and heel Zoom units.
  • Several declare that the Jordan Ultra.Fly 2 is a good basketball shoe.
  • Similar to the Air Jordan XII Retro, these Jordan basketball shoes provide solid lockdown and support according to a lot of testers. They do not experience any slippage since the shoes are well padded.

7 reasons not to buy

  • Almost all testers observe that the shoes are very hard and annoying to put on. The opening is small, and it doesn’t stretch much.
  • Most buyers comment that the Jordan Ultra.Fly 2 is very narrow.
  • The shoes feel a bit heavy and bulky, some testers remark.
  • Many wide-footers find the snug fit uncomfortable.
  • A user is pushed to return these Jordan Brand shoes because of its disappointing fit.
  • Ventilation is very poor according to some wearers.
  • Several testers observe that the traction does not hold up well on dusty courts. They are saying that the outsole picks up dust quickly, so frequent wiping is recommended.

Bottom line

The Jordan Brand brings it with another affordable performance model. The Jordan Ultra.Fly 2 is one of those shoes that is not receiving the attention it deserves. With all the tech included, this shoe is truly a bang for your buck.

Even with its fit and traction issues, players who appreciate good cushioning and support should still give these basketball sneakers a try. These Jordan shoes cater to both guards and big men. It performs exceptionally well outdoors.

Overall, the Jordan Ultra.Fly 2 is a solid all-around performer. You may just find it creeping into your regular rotation.

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The Jordan Ultra.Fly 2 continues its predecessor's success with updated tech, plush cushioning, and ideal comfort. The Zoom Air units in the heel and forefoot deliver a responsive and low-profile cushioning, while a webbing lace system keeps you strapped in from practice time to game time.

The Ultra.Fly 2 takes things to the next level with an iconic Jordan silhouette equipped with updated technology to suit today’s game. It is designed for versatile players and offers complete comfort and flexible support for every position on the floor.

Jordan is all about flight, so get ready to take off from the court with the Jordan Ultra.Fly 2.

Cushion. In the heel and forefoot of the Jordan Ultra.Fly 2 are Zoom Air units that deliver responsive cushioning. They ensure a more natural and comfortable reaction while you cruise down the court.

The midsole is made of a lightweight Injected Phylon (IP) foam that adds another layer of plush cushioning and provides a smooth and stable ride all game long.

Traction. The Jordan Ultra.Fly 2 has a rubber outsole that features a multidirectional traction pattern that enhances friction. It prevents slipping and provides a good grip on any surface.

Length and Width. Wearers agree that the Jordan Ultra.Fly 2 runs narrow. Wide-footers may experience a problem with the fit. They are advised to try the shoes in-store before purchasing. Narrow-footers can go true to size.

Lockdown. The Jordan Ultra.Fly 2’s lightweight knit provides containment while its full-length internal cleatie construction delivers a snug, one-to-one fit. A synthetic overlay is added to the upper for a more enhanced lockdown.

The shoe also features a webbing lace system that locks your foot down. It creates a dynamic and supportive fit that allows your foot to flex naturally.

A midfoot shank increases torsional rigidity; providing the support you need to make all your best moves on the court.

A lightweight knit upper bonded with synthetic overlays provides an enhanced fit and increased durability for long-lasting comfort. The Jordan Ultra.Fly 2’s knit upper is as comfortable as a sock and supports natural movement. It also delivers the support you need for sharp cuts and sprints.

Made famous by an on-fire Jimmy Butler during the Bulls playoff push during the 2016-2017 season, Jordan Brand gives the head-turning Ultra.Fly a sleek sequel. The Jordan Ultra.Fly 2 blends mid-top containment with lightweight movement.

Jordan Brand designers have once again shown that they are willing to experiment with their on-court models. The Ultra.Fly 2 bears a strong resemblance to the Air Jordan 15. It strips back the OG’s elaborate caged upper with a modern one-piece cleatie construction. Its streamlined upper is topped off by a curled collar with an extended tongue in a similar “Flight” inspired motif as the Jordan 15 retro.

The Jordan Ultra.Fly 2 is anchored by a Zoom Air cushioning system.  A wavy midsole adds definition to the otherwise retro-based model.

These Jordan Brand shoes are available in a variety of color options.

  • Black/White/Anthracite
  • Black/White/Gym Red
  • Game Royal/Game Royal/White/Photo Blue
  • Gym Red/Gym Red/White/Action Red
  • Midnight Navy/Midnight Navy/White
  • Pure Platinum/Metallic Silver/White
  • Soar/White/Black
  • TB Game Royal/Black-Photo Blue-Metallic Silver
  • TB Midnight Navy/Black-Metallic Silver
  • TB Pine Green/Black-Green Spark-Metallic Silver
  • TB University Red/Black-Action Red-Metallic Silver
  • University Red/White/Black
  • Varsity Royal/Black-White ‘Royal’
  • White/Black/White
  • White/Metallic Silver-University Red
Author
Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.

dimitrije@runrepeat.com