Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • The overall construction of the Jordan Heritage is noticeably built with high-quality materials.
  • Many users are delighted with the comfort that the sneaker provided. It can even be sported all-day with no problems.
  • As with the growing statements of reviewers, the sneaker bears an exceptional fit which runs true to size.
  • The colors never fail to match clothing even if the shoes were tinted with bright red or black.
  • The sneaker boasts a very stylish look which is widely appreciated by some buyers.
  • Those who wear it even received compliments from bystanders which is a big plus.
  • A customer firmly stated that the Jordan Heritage sneaker really looks better in person.
  • It is a sneaker that is adequately priced which also comes in good deals found on official retail sites.
  • According to one user, the sneaker needs no break-in time for one to use it. They can slip it on with not much of a hassle.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Although many reviewers mentioned that they could wear it all day, one father commented that it became uncomfortable for him and his eldest son after walking for long distances.

Bottom line

Soaring through the vast legacy of his Airness, the Jordan Heritage honored the pioneer Air Jordan model with flashing high-quality materials complete with futuristic hints on its high-top upper.

The boxing-boot-looking silhouette incredibly packs a comfortable stance on which people can sport casually and stylishly all throughout the day. With lifestyle in mind, one can somewhat say that it is a contemporary take on the legendary shoe that started it all.

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Good to know

With an old-aged cushioning system that seldom fails, the Jordan Heritage completes the heavenly feel with its encapsulated Air-sole unit on the heel. It is also cut true to size with breathability features coming from the textile gap and the front perforations on the toe.

The sneaker contains seven eyelets that run all the way to the shaft with the last two giving a more stable snug. Men can avail the sneaker which has sizes from 7 to 13 in D medium width. Women with above average measurement can go down 1 1/2 sizes from the men's standard.

The basketball-inspired aura of the Jordan Heritage has been masked with a more lifestyle flair from the parallel curves on the high-top collar to the glossy shine of the synthetic Nubuck upper. What fans can anticipate with this silhouette is that it showcases an almost tonal colorway which expands to the outsole except for the midsole. The tongue, which is the tallest aspect of the shoe, partly covers the bottom part of the shin.

The sole is unmistakeably pulled out from the archives of the Air Jordan I, with the segregated teeth outsole and all. The perforations on the toe box give a vintage look along with the peripheral overlays that are similar to the Nike Dunks. As with AJ I's, this sneaker is best sported with skinny jeans, shorts, or joggers to accentuate its overall image. Lastly, the Gym Red colorway of the Heritage would be perfect to go along with your red boxing gloves.

To quickly identify the Jordan Heritage in a sea of Jordan sneakers, one must first try to look at the Jumpman logo at the lateral side of the heel. Another logo is positioned at the leather tongue which doubles as a pull tab. Speaking of pull tabs, the heel also contains one with an etched 23 symbol to honor Jordan's iconic number. From afar, the symmetrical folds on its high-top collar is a dead giveaway.

Sneakerhead or non-sneakerhead, the Jordan franchise most certainly took a tour in everyone's mind when talking about rad kicks. But how did it all started? Simple. With just a quick swoosh on the basket coming from the generally acknowledged "greatest-of-all-time" player that had rocked the court since the dawn of time. We know where this is going and that athlete is Michael Jordan.

Controversy was the fuel that kept the Air Jordan fire burning. Nike marginalized on the Air Jordan's commotion-bound origins which serendipitously was a massive marketing hit. The most talked-about shoe was said to be the Nike Air Ship, a prototype model that did not hit public retailers. It was etched in history that every time Michael wore black and red shoes, he will be fined $5,000 per game. There is still a blurry line if Nike and Jordan connived and paid the fines, but its ironic success in revenue proved to be worth it.

Through his Airness' chart-shattering game and Nike's unrelenting support, the Jordan shoe line kept growing as the years progressed. All of it came from the pinnacle model called the Air Jordan I which gradually inspired subsequent models like the II, III, and so on and so forth.

The Jordan Heritage was one of the buds that spurted out from the coveted basketball footwear franchise which focused on a more lifestyle approach. Released in 2017, it took hints from the AJ I especially the sole which contains an encapsulated Air-Sole unit on the heel (Nike's prized tech). Its upper displays a more modern vibe combining textile and Nubuck for its material and overlays. As far as the years could stretch, there would always be a room for a Jordan sneaker that would honor its memorable heritage.

  • The Air-sole unit on the heel is wrapped by a Phylon midsole foam for additional comfort and lightweight feel.
  • Three significant colorways were released in 2017 featuring black, Gym Red, and Platinum White.
  • The rubber outsole has deep Flex Grooves for exceptional grip and traction.


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Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.