Summary

We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Most sneaker fanatics are happy with the re-release of the Jordan Jumpman Quick 6. It makes them nostalgic as it reminds them of NBA player Eddie Jones in the 90s.
  • Almost all sneaker collectors are beyond satisfied with the retro release of the shoe. They mention that the overall build is great and is made to last. Jordan’s parent company, Nike, delivers successful retros like the Kobe 1 Protro.
  • The leather upper of the Jordan Quick 23 feels premium according to many buyers.
  • Several shoe owners appreciate the bounciness and comfort of the Zoom Air and Air units. It has the same setup as the Nike LeBron 16.
  • These Jordan basketball sneakers are true-to-size, claim some testers.
  • A good number of wearers claim that the Jordan Quick 23 is comfortable straight out of the box and does not need any break-in time.
  • A lot of Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 owners report that the shoe performs well on outdoor courts.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One potential buyer claims that the Jordan Quick 23 feels cheap.
  • Some shoe fanatics are not happy with the name change of these Jordan basketball shoes. They say it makes shoppers confused.
  • A couple of Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 owners express their frustration with the Jordan brand for replacing the nubuck details on the upper with synthetic leather.  

Bottom line

The Jordan Quick 23 is one of the most anticipated signature shoes for 2018. For two decades, sneakerheads had longed for this classic to return to the market. Surprisingly, the Jordan brand made some changes to the build of the shoe, which receive mixed feedback from buyers. However, these Jordan basketball shoes are still purchased by many sneaker lovers because of Eddie Jones who originally wore the Jordan Jumpman Quick 6.

Facts

Rankings

A top 2% best basketball shoe
A popular pick

Expert Reviews

95 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 95 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    These guys right here, they're ready to go. If you wanna wear this casually, you're gonna be happy. if you wanna wear this on court to relive some old memories, you're also gonna be happy.

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The Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 was first released in 1998. While it was already the second signature shoe of NBA star Eddie Jones, it was the first signature shoe to carry his branding.  The brand takes a step forward by re-releasing the shoe model for the first time in twenty years without any collaboration with Jones. Now officially known as the Jordan Quick 23, the new model comes with a few tweaks and bit of inspiration from the Air Jordan 13 and 14. The design taken from the AJ 14 is the Ferrari-like logo on the heel.  The rubber pods on the midsole are from the AJ 13. The plastic eyelet with Eddie Jones’s logo on the Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 does not make it to the Jordan Quick 23.

Cushion. The Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 Retro comes with a Phylon midsole for optimal cushioning. The signature shoe has a forefoot Zoom Air unit and heel Air unit. These provide impact protection and energy return. For step-in comfort, the shoe comes with an Ortholite insole.

Traction. The Jordan Quick 23 features a solid outsole rubber with a herringbone traction pattern. The outsole rubber is designed to withstand indoor and outdoor surfaces. The forefoot area has widely spaced flex grooves to deliver maximum court grip and control to multidirectional footwork. The midsection of the outsole comes with a thermoplastic polyurethane torsional shank plate for arch support and stability.

Length and Width. The Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 runs true to size. Reviewers recommend that new buyers get their true Jordan size.

Lockdown. The Jordan Quick 23 uses the traditional lace-up system for lockdown. To keep the tongue in place, the middle section of the tongue has leather lace loops. The inner walls and the tongue come with thick padding to provide comfort and support.

The upper of the retro version of the Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 features a combination of tumbled and synthetic leather. The side panels are made of perforated synthetic leather for ventilation. The forefoot has leather overlays for durability. The heel comes with a pull tab for ease.

The Jordan Quick 23 is fashionable just like other Jordan basketball sneakers. On any occasion, the shoe surely fits well. Clean and crisp top shirts paired with khakis or long or short denims look great with these Jordan basketball sneakers.

The Jordan Jumpman Quick 6 released a limited number of colorways in the 90s. In its 2018 release, the Jordan Quick 23 sees a handful of colorways such as the following:

  • Black/Black/Black
  • Grey/Anthracite/White-Orange
  • Orange/Black/White
  • White/Navy-Varsity Maize

In early 2018, Jordan Brand employee Franke Cooker made headlines when he revealed the Neon orange and Neon Green colorways of the Jordan Quick 23. However, there are no reports of these colorways being released.

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