Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • For plenty of wearers, the high-top provides an impressive fit, especially around the ankle area.
  • The Jordan Lift Off is true to size, according to a couple of commenters.
  • Many have implied that the sneaker is an excellent gift option, specifically for younger users.
  • Because of its lightweight feel and comfortable fit, several reviewers said that it is great for walking and running around.
  • The stability has been praise-worthy for a purchaser. 
  • A lot of shoppers shared that they highly recommend the Lift Off to anyone.
  • There are some buyers who are particularly satisfied with the color options.
  • One user stated that he didn’t experience foot fatigue after wearing it for long hours.
  • A couple of customers mentioned that its design is visually pleasing.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The materials of the Jordan Lift Off could attract plenty of dust and dirt, as per a wearer. He implied that it is a challenge to keep the pair clean.
  • As per one reviewer, people who have wider feet may feel that the toe box is slightly narrow.

Bottom line

The Jordan Lift Off is among the recent addition to the ever-growing catalog of basketball-inspired silhouettes by the Jordan brand. Many have taken a liking to its AJ VI-like design, with its mix of synthetic and genuine leather upper combined with visible Air-Sole units.

Its basketball heritage is not aesthetic-wise only, as its support features are comparable to a performance sneaker as well. If looking for a shoe that covers all bases regarding style, function, and support, the Jordan Lift Off is a remarkable choice.

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Good to know

The high-top Jordan Lift Off is available in US men’s sizes from 7 to 18. Its upper consists of real and synthetic leather and ballistic mesh nylon which offer enhanced breathability. A traditional lace enclosure provides secure wear.

As a lifestyle equivalent of the Air Jordan VI, the Jordan Lift Off exhibits a bulky-looking silhouette due to the perforated padding along the heel area and synthetic leather overlays. Similar to other basketball-inspired casual kicks, the Jordan Lift Off is suited best when it is paired with denim shorts or skinny jeans. Try this high-top with baggy denim shorts and a graphic shirt to bring out its sporty appeal in full display.  

The Jordan Lift Off has a cushy foam midsole and Air-Sole heel unit that delivers cushioning and impact protection. Its outsole showcases a herringbone pattern that offers supreme traction.

The Air Jordan VI is regarded as one of the most symbolic sneakers among the Air Jordan series. It debuted during the time Michael Jordan won his first NBA championship and first Finals MVP. Released in 1991, it was introduced in five distinctive color schemes, the White / Infrared-Black, Black/ Infrared-Black, Off White / New Maroon, White / Sport Blue-Black, and White / Carmine-Black.

Jordan himself imposed that the AJ VI must have a clean toe, to which the famous Nike designer Tinker Hatfield is more than happy to oblige. Hatfield designed the Air Jordan VI to have reinforcements on the toe area, making it the first Jordan sneaker or basketball shoe in general to exhibit this feature. Hatfield also designed two perforations at the top of the tongue, and one loop on its back. He called these modifications a "spoiler."

  • Currently, the color schemes for the Jordan Lift Off are Black / University Red / Wolf Grey / White, Anthracite / Black / Gym Red, Black / Gym Red / Anthracite / White, and Neutral Olive / Olive Canvas / Gum Yellow / Black.


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