Updates to Jordan Grind 2

  • The Jordan Grind 2 is a running shoe that’s made for those who have neutral pronation. This speed trainer’s design takes inspiration from the Air Jordan line of shoes, though it’s toned down to accommodate the intricacies of fast heel-to-toe transitions. 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.

Size and fit

The Jordan Grind 2 has a standard running shoe length. Such a design accommodates runners’ expectations when it comes to size. Widthwise, the available option is D – Medium as the only available version follows the foot-dimensions of men.


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.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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