Who should buy the Jordan One Take 3
Given its characteristics, we believe that the Jordan One Take 3 is suitable for the following:
- shifty players like guards
- buyers on a budget
- players with narrow to normal-sized feet
Who should NOT buy the One Take 3 from Jordan
Bigger men and players who love and/or need a lot of cushioning underfoot might need to look for an alternative. We recommend the Nike LeBrons.
Wide-footers may have problems, especially if they don't like a snug fit. Going up half a size may relieve pressure, but it might lead to some excess space in-shoe. If getting another pair is deemed a viable option, we recommend the Lebron 17.
Jordan One Take 2 vs Jordan One Take 3
Compared to the second One Take, the Jordan One Take 3 has:
- Better traction
- More reliable support and lockdown
- Less plush cushioning
- Similar materials
- A bit less weight
The Jordan One Take 3's traction was a pleasant surprise
The decoupled outsole featured two patterns: one half herringbone, one half coral. We had doubts, but we were proven wrong. The bite was beastly, especially on cleaner courts.
The ride was truly responsive
Equipped with Phylon and a forefoot Zoom unit, the midsole tooling delivered court feel and some springiness, making it very suitable for quick players.
Impact protection was there, just not at high levels.
The One Take 3 was really constructed to be light
At 10.26 oz (291 g), the third Jordan One Take was way beyond the average (which is around 12.5 oz or 354 g). Coupled with the materials that really felt minimal on feet, this shoe from Jordan could really make us quick on our feet.
Support that you can truly rely on
Despite being thin and minimal, the shoe still did a great job at keeping the foot in place. Generally, support and lockdown were generally better than what we got from the One Take 2.