Who should buy the Jordan Horizon

Engineered with a breathable upper, the Jordan Horizon wears its coolness (both literally and figuratively) up its sleeve. You are its target crowd if:

  • You're into sneakers that show their quality in both style and substance.
  • You need a pair in which you can pull off quicker maneuvers without worrying about injuring your ankles.
  • Multi-use kicks are your thing.

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Who should not buy it

If you feel like smudges will ruin your day while in this shoe, skip the Horizon entirely and opt for something with leather overlays—something like the True Flight from Jordan. Also, check out the Jordan Aerospace 720 instead if you want something that doesn't crease easily.

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The Jordan Horizon's heavenly interior

Many of the positive Jordan Horizon reviews speak of the shoe's supreme level of comfort.

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Actually a looker

Purchasers say that the sneaker looks better in person than in online images.

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Jordan Horizon: Elegance in simplicity

According to wearers, the Jordan Horizon boasts a simple yet very stylish silhouette. They are also floored by the shoe's pleasing color combinations.

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Low smudge repellency

This Jordan product stains easily, according to verified buyers. That said, and fortunately, the shoe is easy to clean.

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The Horizon's cradling collar

Wearers are impressed with the shoe's above-average ankle support. Also, they say that despite this, the Horizon stays light and agile.

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A multi-use piece

Reviewers say that the sneaker can be sported to work. They also say that it goes well with everything.

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The tale behind the Horizon

Nike had a rough first quarter in 1984. They needed an immediate boost to shift the sales momentum back, and Michael Jordan was the top option in their minds. Through impressive presentations and a formidable offer of $2.5 million in 5 years, Jordan signed with Nike. The proposal included a separate sneaker line with Michael's name on it. It was branded as the Jordan.

Three decades later, the Oregon-based company decided that the Jordan sneaker series would cater to the feet of then not-born-yet consumers (after Michael's retirement). The Airness' dynasty would be deemed irrelevant for future generations, so Nike came up with a backup plan. They conceptualized a sneaker that takes on the shape of the Air Jordan XI but with a more lifestyle-oriented and casual flair. Alas, the Jordan Future was born in 2014.

Following the footsteps of the Future, the Jordan Horizon was released the following year (initially in China) with almost the same polarizing views from the public. It had hints from the Air Jordan XIII, as seen with its shape and sole but stripping the eye-of-the-cat hologram at the heel. A portion of the public was mad with this creation, stating that it was a rip-off of the original 13, but it was also equally embraced by many.

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Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty
Top: High
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Nike Zoom Air
Closure: Laces
Material: Knit, Rubber Sole, EVA, Woven / Fabric
Technology: Phylon, Air Cushion

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.