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Top: Mid
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Price: $110
Colorways: Black
Size
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A top 4% best basketball shoe
A popular pick

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88 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    Jordan Brand was started with performance in mind — specifically, for the greatest basketball player who ever lived. The 2017-2018 season has been a complete return to that ethos. The Jordan Fly Lockdown is, for pricing purposes, a budget Jordan model that performs like a signature shoe. If you need a quick, stable, low-riding foot rocket look no further than Jordan Fly Lockdown. If you need a solid cushioning base or a little more lateral containment in the forefoot, or if you are a bigger post player looking for ankle coverage, the Fly Lockdown may not be for you (but the Why Not Zer0.1 may be). This is the year Jordan Brand has offered great performance for every player, and the Jordan Fly Lockdown only strengthens the lineup. It’s a good year to be a Jumpman fan.

  • 85 / 100 | The Sole Brothers | | Level 5 expert

    This is one of the best performers that I've played in this year. It's really, really nice. I was surprised that I've wanted to play. So I feel like this might even be in my rotation. That's how nice these are. And for $110 bucks, I mean that's a really really good price. Performance-wise, amazing. If you want a good performer for a good price, get the Fly Lockdown.

  • 96 / 100 | Bryan Hinkle | Level 4 expert

    The Jordan Fly Lockdown is, for pricing purposes, a budget Jordan model that performs like a signature shoe (which, if rumors are true, is exactly what the shoe was in the first place).

  • 80 / 100 | JordansforAll | | Level 3 expert

    Jordan Fly Lockdown is nice ,but priced at $110, the Jordan Fly Lockdown comes right in at the PG 2, Dame 4, and CP3.XI price point, making it an affordable option for season play or pickup ball.But the cushioning and material is great, then the supporting just so so.

  • 88 / 100 | Analykix | | Level 2 expert

    I actually like the whole look and built of the shoe

  • 85 / 100 | Mike Muggs | Level 2 expert

    Overall, it is a reliable shoe. It will have you covered. The cushion is nice. Traction is nice. The upper is nice. You know what the lockdown is pretty great. Stability is good; you don't worry too much about it. So if you want to get these as an outdoor option, I think you totally can. I think the rubber compound is just strong enough to be able to last you. If you play on a smooth concrete floor, you'd be totally fine with these.

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The Jordan Fly Lockdown could have been San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard’s first signature shoe. However, talks of renewing his Jordan contract that expires in October 2018 are stalled. Currently earning only less than $500,000 annually, his representatives insist that he is worth more and should get more than the over $20 million four-year contract extension offered to the player. Aside from being a two-time All-NBA First Team pick and a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, Leonard was in the top three in the voting for the Most Valuable Player award in the last two seasons.

Released in early 2018, the reasonably priced Jordan Fly Lockdown comes with a twist on its modern design. It has a woven fabric upper that takes after the Air Jordan 29. The side panels have Phylon wings, symbolizing its being engineered for flight.

A good grip on the floor and control are delivered by the modified herringbone on the outsole. The full-length Phylon midsole with a Zoom Air unit at the forefoot brings comfort.

The Jordan brand has been releasing affordable basketball shoes to compete well with other brands. Russell Westbrook’s Why Not Zer0.2 was released in January 2019 at only $125. The 11th Chris Paul sneaker is even cheaper at $115. There are news about the 12th model coming soon and will be priced below $100.

Cushion. The responsiveness of the Jordan Fly Lockdown comes from the Zoom Air unit found at the forefoot. The Phylon midsole comes with a shank plate for support and stability.

Traction. The outsole of the Jordan Fly Lockdown is made of a solid and non-marking rubber compound. It features a modified herringbone traction pattern with circles in the forefoot and heel areas. This traction pattern delivers the amount of court control needed for multidirectional footwork.

Length and Width. Some reviewers notice that the Jordan Fly Lockdown shoe runs quite narrow. They advise new buyers to fit the shoe before making the purchase.

Lockdown. The Jordan Fly Lockdown comes with a traditional lacing system. For durability, the eyelets cut through layers of two different upper materials. They also have fuse overlays. For a comfortable ankle hug, the walls of the signature shoe are generously padded.

The Jordan Fly Lockdown features a woven textile upper just like the Air Jordan XX9. The fabric proves to be durable and comfortable. For additional durability, the toe cap of the shoe has fuse overlays.

Instead of the standard pull tab, the heel comes with a plastic loop. The loop is said to be the same as that of the Air Jordan 6. Not only does it help with putting on and getting out of the shoe, the loop adds a cosmetic appeal to the Jordan Fly Lockdown. It highlights the shoe’s Jumpman qualities.

The Air Jordan Fly Lockdown comes with a speckled midsole. Paired with either long or short pants, the signature shoe stands out. Its unique design and vivid colors match any event or activity so well.

Jordan Fly Lockdown Last Shot

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of Michael Jordan’s epic last shot, the Jordan Brand released a Last Shot colorway. The “last shot” happened in the 1998 NBA Finals between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz. The win gave Michael Jordan his sixth championship ring. The Jordan Fly Lockdown Last Shot comes in an entirely black upper with accents of red on the Jumpman logo and heel loop. A Ferrari-inspired Jumpman logo is found on the tongue and insole.

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