Who should buy the Jordan Courtside 23

This basketball-inspired Jordan sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with lacing system that ensures a secure lockdown.
  • You are after a sneaker with upper made of leather and textile that keeps sweaty feet at bay.
  • You prefer a shoe with mid-top profile that protects and supports your ankles.

Jordan Courtside 23 Shoe logo

Style of the Jordan Courtside 23

Exhibiting a sporty mid-top profile, the Jordan Courtside 23 has a premium and pristine appearance thanks to its leather and textile upper and essentially monochromatic color schemes. The barely visible Air cushioning units add a degree of distinction, as frequently, these Air cushioning units are very noticeable on many Nike and Jordan sneakers. Because of its basketball design origins, the Jordan Courtside 23 looks best when paired with loose, casual clothing, such as oversized denim pants.

Jordan Courtside 23 Midsole

Notable Features

The Nike Air cushioning units deliver exceptional cushioning on countless Nike sneakers, including the Jordan Courtside 23. Its outsole exhibits a variety of shapes and textures that offer traction on various surfaces.  

Jordan Courtside 23 Shoe toebox

History of the Jordan Courtside 23

During the 1987-88 NBA season, Michael Jordan won the annual Slam Dunk contest, was crowned as the All-Star MVP, was selected as one of the First Team All-Defensive, and was awarded as the Defensive Player of the Year. And the shoe that the young MJ wore during this stellar career year is the Air Jordan III.

Jordan Courtside 23 Heel

Peter Moore and Bruce Kilgore, two of the AJ I and II designers, left Nike due to various conflicts. They tried to convince Jordan to leave the brand too, to which he said no. As Nike is obviously adamant to continue the worldwide phenomenon Air Jordan series, it managed to hire sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield.

Jordan Courtside 23 Laces

Hatfield and Jordan shared their concepts and visions with each other, as to produce the best shoe that will complement his style of play. Jordan specifically wanted a light but durable basketball shoe. Both of them agreed that the Air Jordan III would have a mid-top profile, which is the first J’s to be built as such. The famous Jumpman logo is placed at the back, with elephant prints along the toe box and sides.

Jordan Courtside 23 Collar

The Air Jordan III was initially priced in 1987 at $100. Since its release up to now, the AJ III is among the most sought-after Jordans for sneakerheads and casuals due to its timeless design, support features, and exciting color schemes. Numerous polls and articles on the internet have concluded that the Air Jordan III is the greatest sneaker of the series.

Jordan Courtside 23 Outsole

As the brand recently celebrated Air Jordan III’s 30th anniversary, it introduced a lifestyle sneaker that is inspired by the iconic basketball footwear. The Jordan Courtside 23 adapted the nuances of the AJ III’s outsole and the visible Nike Air units on the midsole.   

Jordan Courtside 23 Side collar

Facts / Specs

Top: Mid
Inspired from: Basketball
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
Colorways: Black / Grey / Green / Beige / White
SKUs: AQ7734023 / AQ7734100 / AR1000001 / AR1000002 / AR1000003 / AR1000023 / AR1000104 / AT0057200 / BQ3262001 / CD1522100

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