Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Price
    $100
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Nov 2019
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Updates to Jordan 89 Racer

  • The Jordan 89 Racer is a road shoe that’s designed for daily running sessions and urban adventures. It has a fashionable design that’s similar to a lot of contemporary athletic footwear. Its design also takes cues from the Air Jordan 4 basketball sneaker, though this running shoe uses thin prints and reinforced stitching to serve as its overlay system.
  • Underfoot cushioning is the responsibility of the full-length Cushlon platform. This compound carries the entire foot throughout the running session, protecting it from impact and encouraging it to take an invigorated step. A rubber layer covers the forefoot, heel, and the surrounding perimeter of the outsole, protecting them from the abrasive nature of the asphalt.

Jordan 89 Racer size and date

The Jordan 89 Racer was designed using the usual sizing measurements. Consumers are encouraged to get a pair using the sizing choices to which they are most accustomed. Note: Trying on the shoe first or studying user reviews may help in attaining a pleasant in-shoe experience.

When it comes to width, the available option is D – Medium as this running shoe was designed with men’s foot dimensions in mind.

The last has a semi-curved shape that mimics the natural outline of the human foot. Such a design encourages anatomical comfort and security.

Outsole

A rubber compound is used for the outsole unit of the Jordan 89 Racer. This layer protects the frame of the platform, as well as the forefoot and heel sections. Wear-and-tear are conditions that won’t sit well with the efficacy of a shoe, so it’s the job of the external pad to stave off such troubles.

A waffle pattern graces the outsole, and it has grooves and mildly protruding traction nodes to heighten flexibility and grip, respectively.

Midsole

The Jordan 89 Racer makes use of a full-length Cushlon foam. This Nike technology offers springy steps and well-mitigated foot-landings. Though it serves as the primary cushioning system, it doesn’t have a substantial form or a heavy frame. Moreover, it is able to follow the bending capacity of the foot, thereby permitting freedom during those heel-to-toe transitions. In contrast, the Adidas Ultra Boost utilizes a proprietary midsole foam that focuses on energy return.

An insole is placed on top of the Cushlon platform. This extra layer adds a bit more to the underfoot experience, giving a soft floor on which the foot can stand. It can be removed or replaced with a fresh insert if the wearer desires to do so.

Upper

The upper unit of the Jordan 89 Racer uses a breathable textile to provide a well-ventilated running experience. It has a dual-layer approach to secure the foot correctly.

Side panels that are similar to the Air Jordan 4 basketball shoe adorn this product’s façade, but they’re not stitched in place; instead, they’re fused with the fabrics, thus bringing a smooth and uncluttered look to the entire silhouette.

A traditional lacing scheme is used for this running shoe. Discrete eyelets anchor the crisscrossing shoelaces, allowing for a hassle-free yet secure adjustment of the fit system.

The lightly padded collar and tongue cushion the sides of the foot, the heel and the instep. These elements also prevent in-shoe quivering and unintentional shoe removals.

The iconic Jordan logo adorns the back of the collar. This artistic embellishment heightens brand recognition and lasting consumer respect for the legacy of the star athlete, Michael Jordan.


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