Who should buy the Jordan 88 Racer

  • A good option for road runners who have neutral pronation and want a lightweight and visually appealing shoe for jogging and gym sessions.
  • A great choice for shoe enthusiasts and athletes who are looking for an affordable and stylish running shoe sports events and casual wear.

Jordan 88 Racer logo

Updates to the Jordan 88 Racer

  • 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.
  • Full-length Cushlon foam that provides underfoot cushioning for springy steps and mitigated foot-landings.
  • Waffleskin outsole technology provides protection against wear-and-tear that boasts diamond-shaped traction nodes and flex grooves.

Jordan 88 Racer updates

Grippy outsole on various surfaces

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.

Jordan 88 Racer outsole

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.

Jordan 88 Racer mitigates impact shock

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.

Jordan 88 Racer midsole

It also mitigated impact shock during the landing phase and energizes the foot during the toe-off.

Maintains a cool and dry in-shoe experience

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.

Jordan 88 Racer visible ventilation

It has visible ventilation pores that encourage air into the foot-chamber, thus maintaining a cool and dry in-shoe experience.

Jordan 88 Racer offers personalized fit

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.

Jordan 88 Racer lacing system

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.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Release date: Aug 2018
BRAND Brand: Jordan
Width: Normal

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.