Size and fit

As for sizing, the Jordan Proto-Max 720 is only offered in men’s sizing. This sneaker features a double closure system for a more secure feel on feet. Weaving through those lace hoops, flat laces can be adjusted to achieve a more personalized fit. In addition, the adjustable, external heel straps with Velcro closing allow for a custom fit and added secure stability, locking one’s foot into place. 

Jordan Proto-Max 720 Style

Taking its inspiration from aeronautical design, the Jordan Proto-Max 720 is a modern mid-top lifestyle shoe that embodies the discovery of modern style for a fresh perspective and a “flight suit for your feet”. With uppers constructed from a woven ripstop fabric along with a flexible textile material, this respectively offers a reliable and lightweight construction. Also, an outer shroud covers the sock-like bootie construction. A signature style to the core, a 'Jumpman' branded heel strap completes the look. 

Offered in numerous awesome colorways, one can choose among pure platinum, gym red, crimson tint, pale ivory, midnight navy, purple and royal, and some other more unique colorways. As eye-catching as they are, these lifestyle sneakers are already stylish and can be paired with a sporty or even a casual ensemble.

For a casual outfit, one can pair them with jeans, jogger pants, shorts, or even chinos that are topped with graphic tees, sweatshirts, or hoodies. As for a sporty ensemble, athletic or sporty clothing pieces are also a good match with the pair. 

Notable Features

Created with comfort in mind, the Jordan Proto-Max 720 features a lightweight Phylon midsole and full-length visible 720 Air Max cushioning unit for premium support and responsive cushioning in every step. The sneaker’s seamless construction features an internal stretch-bootie construction that provides a hug-like feel and snug comfort. 

Moreover, a perforated tongue and vamp lining deliver more enhanced breathability. A translucent rubber outsole offers reliable traction and durability.

Jordan Proto-Max 720 History

In the mid-1980s, Nike released a pair of basketball shoes featuring a certain ex-Tarheel. Air Jordan was born, and the rest is history. The iconic Air Jordan sneaker series almost never lifted off. After Michael Jordan debuted the Air Jordan I, the NBA stepped in and banned the shoe because it featured "non-regulation" colors. Nevertheless, Jordan didn't listen and thusly, the great basketball shoe boom began.

On the other hand, the Nike Air technology is distinguished by the midsoles which incorporate flexible urethane pouches filled with pressurized gas and are made visible from the exterior of the shoe. This innovation is intended to provide extreme cushioning underfoot. By using the embedded Air cushioning in the midsoles of the shoes, it changed the athletes’ perspectives on athletic performance.

The Nike  Air component became larger and eight years later the Nike Air Max line was introduced. In 1987, the first model of the Air Max line was released. This latest discovery, which provides greater cushioning and comfort, made the athletes see as well as feel the benefits of the Nike Air Max. 

Nike, as a pioneering sportswear label with technical innovation and contemporary design at its core, has collaborated with its Jordan line and utilized the Air Max 720 to create another iconic sneaker. Featuring the Jordan Proto Max 720, this futuristic shoe is an eye-catching design that’s built for all-day wear and is inspired by the ultimate in-flight - into space. The Jordan Proto-Max 720 belongs to the family of Proto footwear as it features a lightweight synthetic upper, adjustable heel straps, and a rugged moon-boot outsole.

Nice to know

  • A TPU heel clip is attached to the shoes for added stability.
  • Flight Utility graphic details appear on the sneaker’s tongue and heel tabs.
  • Also, a Tyvek tongue, with hidden press button construction contributes to the shoe’s design.
  • Jumpman branding is seen on the heel in bold lettering, while the iconic Wings logo appears on the tab strap in the end in a striped silhouette. 


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