Summary

We spent 9.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The herringbone traction pattern works amazingly, nearly all attest. They claim that the traction is insanely good; delivering beastly bite on both indoor and outdoor courts.
  • A good number of testers are pleased with the forefoot Zoom Air unit. According to them, the Zoom unit maintains a low-profile ride that provides great responsiveness and court feel.
  • According to most reviewers, the Phylon midsole feels very comfortable. They say that it is nice and bouncy at the heel; providing a decent amount of impact protection.
  • Nearly all testers are asserting that these Jordan basketball shoes fit true to size.
  • Most players are pleased with the shoe’s lockdown. They just love how the zipper tightens up the whole front part of the shoe; creating a nice one-to-one fit.
  • A small number of reviewers are quite impressed at the Jumpman Hustle’s materials. The synthetic leather feels nice on foot and also enhances containment without the extra weight.
  • Many owners are surprised that these Jordan basketball shoes are very easy to put on.
  • A lot of testers observe that the rubber compound is quite thick. They believe that the Jordan Jumpman Hustle’s outsole can last outdoors.
  • The Jumpman Hustle’s upper does its job flawlessly, many comment. The materials provide excellent support and containment in all areas.

6 reasons not to buy

  • When playing on dusty courts, most testers observe that a good amount of dust clogs up the grooves. They recommend wiping the outsole periodically.
  • The Jordan Jumpman Hustle lacks lateral containment, a tester complains. The materials don’t contain the foot very well; allowing some sliding and stretching.
  • These Jordan Brand basketball shoes fit a little narrow, a couple of testers report.
  • A few reviewers think that this model is too costly.
  • A reviewer is not satisfied with the Phylon midsole. He says that the midsole is too firm and the heel area lacks bounciness.
  • At least a couple of testers claim that they do not feel the forefoot Zoom Air unit.

Bottom line

Unlike the Jordan Why Not Zer0.2, the Jordan Jumpman Hustle boasts a shrouded upper that delivers a locked-in fit. Aside from this, testers have little to complain about the shoe's cushioning, traction, and materials. The Jumpman Hustle is a decent budget model from Jordan Brand. It has the makings of a great basketball shoe, but it just falls short in a few categories.

Facts

Top: Low
Lockdown: Lace-Up, Zipper
Price: $110
Weight: 15.6oz
Colorways: Black, Gold, Grey, Red, White
Size
Small True to size Large
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Expert Reviews

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87 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | The Sole Brothers | | Level 5 expert

    These are bangers. These are, uh, you know, up there in the budget category.

  • 88 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    Is the Jumpman Hustle perfect? No, but it’ll take care of you on-court. If traction and cushion are your main priorities then you should be happy with this shoe. If you need a lot of support from the upper then you might want to keep looking.

  • 88 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    Is the Jumpman Hustle perfect? No, but it’ll take care of you on-court. If traction and cushion are your main priorities then you should be happy with this shoe. If you need a lot of support from the upper then you might want to keep looking.

  • 88 / 100 | RicheeKim | | Level 5 expert

    This is one of Jordan Brand's newest team model shoes, and I definitely think it's a great performer. Like I said, you do have to break in the traction just a little bit or it could just be because this is a black outsole. And, I've mentioned before that in Nike and Jordan Brand shoes, black outsoles tend to not performer as well as other solid color options.

  • 82 / 100 | BasketballDiagnostics | | Level 5 expert

    I would gladly pay those extra $20-30 in exchange for that juicy fat Zoom Air unit in the heel. It makes me so freaking mad when something is so close to taking that big W but comes short in such a frustrating fashion.

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Give it your all every time you set foot on the hardwood with the Jordan Jumpman Hustle. These do-anything basketball shoes from Jordan Brand are made for players who leave everything on the floor.

The Jordan Jumpman Hustle boasts a stretch entry and zip-up shroud for a secure and snug fit. The shoe’s Forefoot Zoom Air unit provides responsive bounce; allowing you to run up and down the court with ease.

Cushion. These Jordan Brand basketball shoes are equipped with a lightweight Phylon midsole and a forefoot Zoom Air unit. The Zoom Air bag delivers responsive cushioning while the Phylon midsole ensures a cushioned ride.

Traction. The Jordan Jumpman Hustle has a durable rubber outsole with a modified herringbone traction pattern for enhanced multidirectional grip and long-lasting traction.

Length and Width. According to testers, the Jumpman Hustle fits true to size but runs a little narrow. Buyers are advised to stick to their real size when getting a pair of these Jordan basketball shoes.

Lockdown. The Jordan Jumpman Hustle boasts a zippered midfoot shroud that delivers a supportive fit. The zip shroud helps lock the foot for maximum support while a seamless stretching tongue provides a comfortable ft.

These Jordan basketball shoes feature a synthetic and fabric upper for lightweight support. Tongue and heel pull tabs allow for easy on and off while the stretch tongue offers a snug and seamless feel.

The Jordan Jumpman Hustle sports a similar design to Russell Westbrook’s Jordan Why Not Zer0.1. These low-top basketball shoes feature a cleatie-like entrance system and a zip-up shroud for a supportive, snug, and comfortable fit. A minimalist Jumpman logo on the ankle collar completes the shoe’s sleek silhouette.

The Jordan Jumpman Hustle is sold in the following colors:

  • Black/Black/White
  • Infrared 23/Infrared 23/Black
  • Light Smoke Grey/Black
  • White/Black/Infrared 23

Other colorways, including ones with a graphic upper, have surfaced; however, there is no word yet if these pairs will be made available Stateside. Make sure to check back with us for an updated list of the Jumpman Hustle’s available hues.

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Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.

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