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
    $110
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Summary

We spent 7.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

7 reasons to buy

  • A couple of reviewers claim that the heel-to-toe transition of the Jordan Fly Lockdown is smooth because of the Phylon’s softness.
  • Most users claim that the textile upper feels premium, durable, and military-grade.
  • A lot of shoe owners claim that they can feel the responsiveness of the Zoom Unit at the forefoot
  • A good number of wearers appreciate the modern design of the Jordan Fly Lockdown.
  • Several testers are happy with the traction pattern of the shoe model. They say that the modified herringbone traction gives them an excellent grip on the floor.
  • The deep grooves on the outsole of the Jordan Fly Lockdown has made many wearers enjoy using the shoe outdoors.
  • Plenty of wearers are amazed with the softness and plushiness of the Phylon midsole.

5 reasons not to buy

  • One buyer mentions that the upper looks cheap.
  • There are a few buyers who think that the upper’s design is over the top.
  • A user with normal-sized feet claim that the shoe runs long; he had to go half a size down.
  • At least two reviewers mention that the shoe is not for wide footers. They agree that the shoe runs narrow.
  • A tester reports that the shoelaces easily loosen and are difficult to tighten.

Bottom line

Despite being a budget model, the Jordan Fly Lockdown is a great performance shoe. At only $110, it satisfies many wearers with the all-day and all-game comfort that it provides. On court, it catches the eyes of the viewers as the wearer roams. Off court, these magnificent-looking shoes make heads turn.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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93 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 96 / 100 | Bryan Hinkle

    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).

  • 88 / 100 | Analykix

    I actually like the whole look and built of the shoe

  • First look / Unboxing | Solestory

  • First look / Unboxing | Solestory

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Profile of Jordan Fly Lockdown

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.

Performance

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.

Fit

Length and Width. Some reviewers notice that the Jordan Fly Lockdown shoe runs quite long and 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.

Material

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.

Jordan Fly Lockdown Style

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.

Special Colorways of the Jordan Fly Lockdown

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.