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.

  • Signature

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes embody the athleticism and symbolize the life of certain on-court legends. Hooping will surely be fine when you get kicks from their signature lines.

  • Lockdown
    Strap, 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
  • Weight
    14.2oz

    Good to know

    Basketball shoes usually weigh between 300g and 400g for speed and agility. Write your on-court tale with basketball shoes that barely tip the scales.

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76 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 77 / 100 | The Sole Brothers

    I didn't really enjoy playing in it because the traction wasn't on pointe.

  • 75 / 100 | LiveforBball

    If you’re a lighter low-profile guard and you can get past the sketchy indoor traction, this might be a solid option anyway.

  • First look / Unboxing | The Sole Brothers

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Profile of the Jordan Fly Unlimited

Known for its aesthetically appealing offers, Jordan Brand surely did not disappoint with the Fly Unlimited. This shoe sports a slim form. Its light textile and mesh upper is bathed in two colors that artfully contrast with each other. The upper material is also commended for the comfort and support that it brings.

Technology-wise, this shoe has Phylon and Zoom in the midsole. The rubber outsole features a unique multidirectional pattern. The ankle strap that offers additional lockdown is as good as the forefoot strap of the nicely reviewed 11th Chris Paul Jordan shoe.

Performance

Cushion. The cushioning setup of the Jordan Fly Unlimited is composed of a Phylon carrier and a Zoom Air unit at the forefoot. The fact that Phylon is one of Nike’s go-to midsole material speaks a lot about its responsiveness. The Zoom Air unit is of course one of the more recent cushioning breakthroughs that have earned the respect and preference of many athletes from all over the globe.

It is said that this cushioning setup is great for quick guards who are going to be very appreciative of the pronounced court feel that it provides.

Traction. The sticky rubber outsole endows the shoe with extra durability. It features a unique tread pattern composed of short vertical nubs that are arranged in such a way that they form cascading waves all over the outsole. This provides multidirectional traction.

Fit

Length and Width. It is said that the Jordan Fly Unlimited is true to its reported length. However, it may run too narrow that even those with normal-sized feet will have a hard time using it. New buyers must be careful when ordering a pair of these Jordan basketball shoes, especially from online retailers.

Lockdown. The Fly Unlimited from the Jordan Brand is designed to have a full-bootie construction to ensure a one-to-one fit. A secure lockdown is further ensured by its use of the traditional lacing system and a wraparound strap. It also has a large outrigger and a fairly effective internal heel counter.

Material

The upper is largely made of a kind of textile that feels like soft comfortable mesh. The textile is reinforced with fuse so that it will be able to hold its shape. Completing the wearer’s experience of comfort is the Phylon underfoot and the generously padded mesh that the integrated tongue and ankle collar are made of.  

Style

The textile upper of the Jordan Fly Unlimited gives it its aesthetically pleasing slimness. It has an integrated tongue that visually pops out because its color artfully contrasts with color of the rest of the shoe. The brand’s Jumpman logo sits prominently on the rear lateral side of the shoe.

Special Colorways of the Jordan Fly Unlimited

The Jordan Fly Unlimited initially debuted in basic black, red, blue, and white colorways. The upper features a subtle glitch pattern. A few months later, Jordan released another look for the Fly Unlimited.

Jordan Fly Unlimited Striped Pattern Pack

The Jordan sneaker is inspired by the “Dazzle” pattern very much popular during World War I where warships were painted with intersecting geometric lines, making the distance and direction of the ships hard to distinguish by the enemy’s submarines. Three colorways sported the look:

  • Blue/Black/White
  • Red/Black/White
  • White

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