Who should buy the Jordan Grind 2

The Jordan Grind 2 takes inspiration from the Air Jordan line of shoes, toned down to accommodate fast heel-to-toe transitions. This running shoe is ideal for you if:

  • You want a cushioned road shoe that can support neutral pronation or supination
  • You are looking for a daily running shoe that is built for moderate to high arches

Jordan Grind 2 sockliner

Updates to the Jordan Grind 2

  • The upper unit features a soft textile that is also breathable. 
  • An integrated midfoot strap works with the traditional lacing system to deliver a snug wrap.
  • A Lunarlon core is placed in a carrier foam, providing full-bodied cushioning and responsiveness.
  • The outsole has a laser-engraved construction, with circular patterns and deep grooves that encourage traction and flexibility.

Jordan Grind 2 heel

Flexible and grippy outsole

A ground-contact compound is used as the outsole unit of the Jordan Grind 2. It has circular sipes and deep grooves that help in heightening the flexibility of the entire platform. The curved and rounded patterns are also responsible for traction.

Jordan Grind 2 outsole

Structural integrity in the Grind 2 midsole

A carrier foam serves as both the outsole and part of the midsole’s cushioning system. This full-length compound has a sturdy yet flexible build that aims to stave off early material sagging. The Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14 has a silhouette that is greatly similar to the Jordan Grind 2; both shoes are designed for the road.

Jordan Grind 2 midsole

Placed inside the carrier unit is a Lunarlon core, which is a responsive piece that is meant to attenuate impact shock and energize the toe-off. The surrounding walls that protect it are tasked with maintaining its structural integrity.

Secure yet breathable textile upper

The upper unit of the Jordan Grind 2 uses a soft textile that aims to hug the foot securely. This synthetic material has breathing pores that accommodate air into the interior chamber, thus giving a ventilated in-shoe experience.

Jordan Grind 2 upper

Printed overlays are placed on the forefoot and heel. These thin add-ons protect against abrasion while helping to lock the foot at the center of the shoe.

Jordan Grind 2 overlay

A traditional lacing system is employed in this model. Flat laces snake through discreet eyelets, adjusting the fit in conjunction with the preferences of the wearer.

Jordan Grind 2 lacing

A wraparound midfoot strap helps in securing the foot, particularly the instep and the arch. Small holes pockmark the façade of this feature, preserving the breathable nature of the silhouette.

Jordan Grind 2 strap

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Walking / Jogging
Features: Slip-on / Cushioned
Release date: Jul 2018

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