Updates to Jordan 88 Racer

  • The Jordan 88 Racer is a running shoe that’s designed for those who have neutral pronation. It is also made to tackle the roads. It has an upper that’s made of synthetic material, with open pores providing breathable support throughout. Printed overlays and discrete eyelets help in bolstering the façade and ensuring a snug and secure fit.
  • Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of a full-length Cushlon foam. This compound offers springy steps and mitigated foot-landings. The one that provides protection against wear-and-tear is the Waffleskin outsole technology, which boasts diamond-shaped traction nodes and flex grooves.

Size and fit

The Jordan 88 Racer was designed to be true to size, though it is recommended for consumers to try on the shoe first before deciding on a purchase as some reviews claimed that it was half-a-size smaller than expected. Widthwise, the available option is D – Medium as it is only available in the men’s version.


The outsole unit of the Jordan 88 Racer uses the Waffleskin technology, which is composed of a traction-ready layer on the immediate underside of the foam platform. Aside from doling out grip over any road surface, this compound also protects against the debilitating effects of exposure and continued use. Diamond-shaped protrusion increase traction capacity. The tread pattern is heavily similar to the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35.


Cushlon serves as the midsole unit of the Jordan 88 Racer. This foam runs the entire length of the platform, serving as the support system of the foot as it goes through the gait cycle. It also mitigated impact shock during the landing phase and energizes the foot during the toe-off.


The primary material used for the upper unit of the Jordan 88 Racer is synthetic textile. This flexible and form-fitting fabric is meant to secure the foot and keep it in place. It has visible ventilation pores that encourage air into the foot-chamber, thus maintaining a cool and dry in-shoe experience.

Synthetic prints are fashioned strategically on the upper. These add-ons are meant to bolster the façade while also supporting the outline of the foot.

Midfoot panels are placed underneath the textile exterior, jutting out at the instep to act as eyelets for the lacing system. These sidewalls help the traditional lacing system when it comes to adjusting the tightness or looseness of the coverage.


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