Facts

  • Terrain
    Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use
    Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    Price
    $115
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 9.6oz
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 9.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Various users described the shoe as comfortable, with most of them saying their foot was still relaxed after an extended period of wear.
  • Most commenters have particularly cited that the midsole felt like marshmallows. Meanwhile, others have remarked about the terrific bounce and cushioning it
  • The Jordan Grind was a lightweight shoe, as asserted by many purchasers.
  • The outsole was very efficient in supplying sufficient grip, especially during toe-off, according to a reviewer.
  • One buyer was impressed with the overall durability of the shoe as it did not show any sign of deterioration after many months of regular wear.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Users mentioned that the shoe had a tight midfoot area and the narrow fit, while another said their big toe rubbed against the shoe.
  • There were some disapprovals expressed regarding the design of the shoe.
  • One reviewer claimed that the foam outsole was not as tough as they would have liked.

Bottom line

For a new entry running shoe, the Jordan Grind was well-received by runners and casual wearers alike. Users appreciated the shoe’s structural components and commended the effectiveness of its features. While some experienced fit issues and criticized the appearance of the shoe, many customers still relayed their satisfaction with the purchase of the Jordan Grind, and most of them said the shoe was worth recommending.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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  • First look / Unboxing | Jacques Slade

    Jacques Slade

    Level 1 expert (1-2 reviews)

  • First look / Unboxing | WearTesters

    WearTesters

    This YouTube channel has only first look videos - no reviews

  • First look / Unboxing | Emeka Ibekwe

    Emeka Ibekwe

    This YouTube channel has only first look videos - no reviews

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Updates to Jordan Grind

  • The Jordan brand releases the Grind, a running shoe that aims to be a standout with its unique design and colorways. The shoe is ideal for intense training and track runs.
  • It has a lightweight mesh upper that includes synthetic leather panels for durability and support in high-wear areas. A midfoot cage out of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) supports the layout for a steady ride.
  • The one-piece Lunarlon foam in the midsole offers responsive cushioning, shock absorption, and a locked-down support. For added flair, the popular Elephant Print is present in the midsole, giving the iconic Jordan look. The outsole is also made of foam for added comfort and compression to the midsole.

Jordan Grind size and fit

The Jordan Grind has a standard running shoe length. Its construction is moderate all throughout; thus, runners with a high foot volume or those who prefer a wide toe splay might find it more comfortable to go a half-size up. The shoe is built for men, and it is available in medium width.

Outsole

Because it is made of Lunarlon foam, the outsole of the Grind is lightweight and low-profile. There are pods in the strike zones that are isolated from the rest of the outsole, ensuring a higher-level cushioning apart from the other areas. The Lunarlon technology is 30% lighter than conventional Phylon. With this design means the impact is distributed, thus reducing pressure on the foot.

Midsole

The Lunarlon foam has laser siping for a more precise contouring that enhances flexibility. It gives an excellent bounce back, as well as optimal shock absorption compared to other midsole foams. Lunarlon is present in the form of a foam core encased in another foam carrier, therefore allowing twice as much cushioning and springiness.

The Elephant Print is a unique design that is part of almost every shoe in the Jordan brand. It is present in the Grind, embossed around the midsole edges to give the shoe an iconic look.

Upper

A thin and lightweight mesh makes up most of the upper of the Jordan Grind to deliver breathability and comfort above all else. There are synthetic leather panels, or “skins,” that accompany the mesh, supplying the shoe with durable and supportive qualities but without adding bulk to the foot.

Another supportive element is the thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) cage found at the midfoot. This feature works double-duty by ensuring a secure yet unrestricted fit, and it also acts as the eyelets of the shoelaces.

A plush tongue and collar equip the shoe with a more customized fit, as they follow the shape of the foot. This adaptive feature also enables a snug fit.

The heel collar has a pull tab that permits taking on and off of the shoe with zero-difficulty. Its simple construction adds to the minimalist yet functional look of the upper.