Summary

We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many users recommend the Jordan Supreme Elevation because of its exceptional responsiveness, which is brought about by the Zoom Air units.
  • A good number of buyers mention that the Jordan Supreme Elevation is aesthetically attractive. The overall combination of Flyknit, exposed side stitches, white midsole, and translucent rubber outsole is stunning.
  • These basketball sneakers are great alternatives to running shoes and training shoes.
  • A lot of testers claim that the ankle and midfoot straps are a huge help to keep the foot secured from side-to-side movements.
  • Most athletes are happy with the extraordinary impact protection the shoe delivers.

4 reasons not to buy

  • According to some wearers, the rubber outsole needs to be wiped frequently to maintain its traction.
  • A few wearers complain that the Zoom Air bags make them feel too high off the ground.
  • As attractive as the Jordan Supreme Elevation looks, some owners say the materials feel cheap.
  • Many sneakerheads from the United States complain that the shoe is not that easy to get in their area.

Bottom line

Even with how gorgeous the Jordan Supreme Elevation is, it seems that the positive reviews cannot overtake the negative ones easily. Design-wise, these Jordan basketball shoes will get a five-star rating to most shoppers. Even so, there are those who question the durability of the materials in the upper. Sure the straps add security to the foot, but some say they do not prevent the foot from heel slippage. With all these, many wearers prefer the Jordan Supreme Elevation either for working out or street style.

Facts

Expert Reviews

85 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 | SneakerGearz | | Level 3 expert

    So the Jordan Supreme Elevation is very lightweight. It does feel light in your foot. It feels the fit once you go down a half size like there's almost nothing on your foot. You can get some decent lockdown without any containment which sounds weird. The cushion is bouncy. It's a little bit mushy. It is very, very comfortable. And I would say this would be an awesome casual shoe.

  • 79 / 100 | 23TEE | Level 1 expert

    The Jordan Supreme Elevation disappointed me in few issues. The soft midsole foam, the small heel area, and not having outrigger. But other than that, the Jordan Supreme Elevation provides a solid performance shoe. If you are heavy forefoot striking, you probably do not have those issues and this shoes are made for you. These shoes are for those who are looking for soft cushion, excellent impact protection, ok traction, ok ankle support, that doe snot feel to restrict, and the most important not for heavy heel strike people. However, if you are looking for court feel, low to the ground, please look else where.

  • 91 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 4 expert

    From the overall build of the shoe, it’s really solid, with the slight exception of the support-side. I hope Jordan Brand keeps coming with these performance team models, because I’ve personally been a fan of them on-court. Keep em coming!

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Inspired by the 32nd Air Jordan, the Jordan Supreme Elevation was first seen on the feet of Jimmy Butler on November 7, 2018. These basketball sneakers are the lightest Jordan shoes despite the addition of the midfoot and ankle straps. This model is a Greater China exclusive and had a low-key release in March 2019. The blue rendition with an against-the-grain heel resembles the Philadelphia 76ers All-Star’s alma mater, the Marquette University.

The upper of the Jordan Supreme Elevation is made of entirely Flyknit that greatly reminds of the Air Jordan 32. For the cushion, the Jordan brand reports that the Supreme Elevation has the largest Zoom Air units ever placed in a shoe model. This sneaker is tagged as the most responsive shoe the brand has ever designed.

Cushion. The Jordan Supreme Elevation comes with forefoot and heel Zoom Air units. These cushioning technologies are encapsulated in a Phylon midsole. They offer a substantial amount of impact protection, bounciness, and responsiveness. These keep the wearer from stress and fatigue in their knees and legs.

Traction. The outsole of the Jordan Supreme Elevation is a combination of icy translucent and solid rubber. The solid rubber comes with a lateral herringbone traction pattern. As for the translucent side, it is designed with squares in an angular pattern. The Nike Kobe 10 almost has the same traction pattern.

Length and Width. According to some reviewers, because the Jordan Supreme Elevation is built for Asian wearers, the shoe is slightly wider than the standard length and width the Jordan brand has. On the contrary, some testers say that the width of the Jordan Supreme Elevation is smaller than that of Kevin Durant’s tenth basketball shoe. They add that going true to size will not deliver the right fit to normal-footers. Therefore, it is best for new buyers to fit the shoe prior to the purchase.

Lockdown. The Jordan Supreme Elevation boasts the traditional lacing system to keep the foot in place. As if the laces aren’t enough, these Jordan basketball shoes feature straps in the midfoot and ankle for a more secure lockdown.

The Jordan Supreme Elevation has a ribbed Flyknit upper with exposed stitches on both sides that reveal its intricate design. The Velcro straps are elastic to make it easier for wearers to adjust the tightness.

The Jordan Supreme Elevation surely has one of the prettiest designs the brand has ever made. These Air Jordan XXXII-lookalike also similar upper aesthetics as the Jordan Flyknit Elevation 23. The Jumpman logos are found on the lateral ankle side, rubber outsole, and insole. The shoe comes with a dainty black pull tab for ease of wear and removal. There is an “AIR” callout at the heel of which the A is replaced with a Jumpman logo.

The Jordan Supreme Elevation has released in multiple colorways. As for the Jimmy Butler’s player exclusives, he has worn the green and yellow pair, Philly-inspired blue-red-white pair, and the checkered-black-and-red pair to name a few.

Even so, the ones available to the general public are the Black/White, Infrared, Gym Red, and White/Black/Pink.

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