Verdict from 3 experts and 100+ user reviews

4 reasons to buy

  • The Jordan Flyknit Elevation 23 looks really dope and fresh, several reviewers comment.
  • Nearly all testers agree that the Flyknit upper is extremely breathable.
  • These Jordan Brand shoes are fairly comfortable according to most wearers.
  • A tester notes that the Flyknit Elevation 23 is a quality shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several are quick to comment that this shoe is not worth its $170 price tag.
  • According to most wearers, these Jordan shoes run big.
  • The Flyknit Elevation 23 is more of a lifestyle sneaker, most testers remark. They do not recommend this shoe for performance use.

Bottom line

Because of its soft Flyknit construction and minimal support features, testers believe that this shoe is more suited for lifestyle use rather than for competitive balling.

If you are in the market for a comfortable and fresh-looking sneaker to rock during hot summer days, then the Jordan Flyknit Elevation 23 may just suit your needs. Everyone else who’s looking for a performance basketball shoe can pass on this model and cop cheaper shoes like the Dame 5 and PG 3.

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Good to know

Elevate your sneaker game with the new Jordan Flyknit Elevation 23. Putting a modern twist on a classic silhouette, these Jordan Brand shoes combine new and old with its updated Flyknit upper and Air Jordan 6-inspired Air sole unit. The Flyknit construction and Air cushioning ensure dynamic comfort all day long.

Cushion. These Jordan shoes are equipped with a polyurethane (PU) midsole with an encapsulate Air unit at the forefoot and a visible Air bag at the heel. Reminiscent of the AJ 6, this cushioning setup delivers dynamic comfort and responsive impact protection.

Traction. The Jordan Flyknit Elevation 23 has a translucent outsole with durable rubber tread that delivers excellent multi-surface traction.

Length and Width. According to testers, the Flyknit Elevation 23 runs a bit big. They recommend going true to size for comfort and a half size down if you prefer a snug one-to-one fit.

Lockdown. The Jordan Flyknit Elevation 23 ensures midfoot lockdown with its traditional lace-up closure.

For enhanced comfort, this basketball sneaker features Nike’s signature Flyknit technology. The foot-hugging Flyknit upper delivers lightweight support and increased breathability.

A modern take on an iconic Air Jordan silhouette, the Flyknit Elevation 23 boasts the Air Jordan VI’s court-proven outsole combined with a premium Flyknit upper. On the heel, the synthetic leather overlay features debossed design lines that deliver a bold look.

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Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.