Facts

  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $130
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Summary

We spent 9.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The use of Phylon in the midsole may have worked as intended because a good number of wearers love the lightness of their Jordan Extra.Fly shoes.
  • Some wearers think that this shoe is a actually a good and cheaper alternative to the Jumpman’s Ultra.Fly; in fact, a number of testers agree that it’s good value for money.
  • There are a lot of hues to choose from so this pair of kicks from the Jordan brand is great for those who want to experiment with colors.
  • Majority of those who left reviews express willingness to recommend the Jordan Extra.Fly to family and friends.
  • This pair of kicks for the Jumpman gets relatively high overall satisfaction scores from those who have already worn it.
  • At least one knowledgeable tester feels that this shoe’s traction is good.
  • A handful of those who already own a pair of Jordan Extra.Fly shoes express their desire to buy another pair for use in other contexts (e.g. gym).
  • Many of  those who left reviews say that this shoe model from the Jordan brand delivers high levels of comfort.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some players think this shoe is a little tight especially in the sides. New buyers are advised to go at least half a size larger.
  • At least one user say that this shoe is not crafted well; there were already signs of wear and tear after just a week of use.
  • A user points out that the shoe gets dirty quite easily, so there is a need to clean it often for it to deliver great traction.

Bottom line

A pair of Jordan Extra.Fly shoes is a little cheaper than the model where it got its inspiration from: the Ultra.Fly. It delivers when it comes to comfort and style. Many wearers also love that it is light, and many of them wear it in other contexts such as working out in the gym. However, some users caution that this does not run true to size. There are also a few who say that this has problems when it comes to the materials used. According to them, it starts to fall apart after just a short period.

 

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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75 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 75 / 100 | LiveforBball

    You get solid performance with a few problems here and there but they’re versatile, doesn’t focus on one playstyle/player build and don’t break the bank.

  • 70 / 100 | HoopJordan

    If you enjoy firm tooling then you’ll probably enjoy the setup, but some might want something a bit more forgiving.

  • 80 / 100 | KD 10 Sale

    So the breathability is excellent. I played two hours in the court in the hot weather, but still feel great .

  • First look / Unboxing | Techiee 009

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Profile of the Jordan Extra.Fly

According to a few basketball shoe authorities, the Jordan Extra.Fly is a slightly more affordable version of the Jordan Super.Fly.  Aside from the price, the two models also differs in cut. The Super.Fly is a mid-top shoe while the Extra.Fly is for those who like a more flexible low-top ride.

The Jordan Extra.Fly is constructed with a one-piece upper that is overlaid with synthetic mesh. The forefoot has perforations that ensure breathability. To securely hold the foot down, the upper has an integrated Flywire system.

The midsole has Phylon and a Zoom Air unit: technologies that ensure a cushioned and responsive ride.

The outsole is made of solid rubber, and it features a modified herringbone pattern for a reliable grip on almost any surface.

Though this is not a signature shoe, the Extra.Fly is heavily associated with Indiana Pacers’s Victor Oladipo who plays as a shooting or point guard.

Performance

Cushion. The responsive cushioning goodness of the Jordan Extra.Fly comes primarily from the combined power of Phylon and Zoom Air. The lightweight Phylon in injected in the midsole. This technology has been a go-to midsole material for a time now. It is made from EVA foam pellets, and it is known for its lightness and responsiveness.

A bouncy Zoom Air unit is strategically placed under the forefoot. This shoe technology is characterized by its use of tightly stretched tensile fabrics that compress when pressure is applied on them, providing the necessary cushion and impact absorption. They then spring back to provide a highly energized response.

Traction. The modified herringbone pattern on the outsole of the Jordan Extra.Fly allows for abrupt stops and quick changes in direction. It is made of solid rubber, so it also contributes to the shoe’s overall durability.

Fit

Length and Width. While many are happy with how comfortable and light a Jordan Extra.Fly shoe is, some users feel that this shoe runs a bit tighter than expected. New buyers are advised to go at least half a size larger.

Lockdown. A pair of Extra.Fly shoes from the Jumpman is securely held in place by Nike’s signature Flywire technology, which makes use of vectran or nylon threads that wrap around the foot like tendons. They provide support in the same way that metal cables hold suspension bridges in place.

The shoe also has an asymmetrical collar that provides the necessary ankle support to a player who does a lot of crossovers and quick first steps.

Material

The upper of the Extra.Fly has a one-piece bootie construction. It has a mesh overlay that together with several perforations on the forefoot provides high levels of breathability and overall comfort. The part that covers the heel is made of a sturdier material to provide reliable support during motion.

Style

The Jordan Extra.Fly comes in monochromatic or two-color-combination colorways. Its look is further enhanced by two-dimensional diamond patterns that cover the forefoot. The heel area has bolstered diamond patterns for a more active appeal.