Facts

  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $150
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Summary

We spent 6.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Most of the wearers of the shoe notice that the Super.Fly 5 offers good ankle support.
  • The shoe is well ventilated because of its mesh upper, shares several commenters.
  • The shoe's fit is said to be the highlight of the shoe.
  • Many reviewers love the soft inner podular ankle pads since they make their ankles feel “extremely comfortable.” They also give the shoe a snug fit.
  • Although nothing special, the traction is dependable and works well when needed.
  • For some players, the Phylon midsole does well in providing impact protection.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The majority of users have an issue with the Super.Fly 5’s tongue. They complain that whenever they don’t wear high socks, the tongue scratches and rubs on their skin, wounding their lower shin. Some owners resorted to trimming the tongue to ease the pain.
  • A couple of testers do not like that the shoe does not have any midfoot plate since this type of setup sometimes causes plantar fasciitis.
  • One reviewer shares that the traction does not that long for him. After only approximately four months of use, he starts to notice that he slips a lot when wearing the shoe.
  • Several wearers note that the shoe runs small and narrow. One says that “it was tough getting the back of my foot into the shoe.”

Bottom line

Reviews of the Jordan Super.Fly 5 vary as some regular wearers think that the shoe is a hit while most expert reviewers feel that the shoe is nothing special. They say that for a retail price of $150, the shoe’s techs are not worth it, adding that they could already get a better shoe with more premium features at a cheaper rate.

However, the shoe is still a dependable sneaker to play ball in. If the shoe sells below retail, then it’s an easy cop

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are basketball players, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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78 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 76 / 100 | The Sole Brothers

    For 140, you can get a lot better shoes!

  • 70 / 100 | Hoop And Life

    There's nothing really phenomenal about the shoe.

  • 80 / 100 | WearTesters

    Overall, the Super.Fly 5 is a “sum is better than the parts” shoe as no category stood out as masterful. For the market demands today it just doesn’t hang.

  • 80 / 100 | LiveforBball

    I didn’t hate them, but definitely wasn’t a fan of them. Nothing great about it honestly.

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Profile of the Jordan Super.Fly 5

Inspired by Blake Griffin’s high-flying game, the Jordan Super.Fly 5 boasts a 360° lockdown. The shoe has a soft internal heel cup that feels like pillows on the feet. It also has an advanced lacing system attached to it.

Performance

Cushion. An oval Zoom Air unit is embedded in the forefoot area of the Phylon midsole. The unit provides low-profile responsiveness that assists the foot during take-off.

Traction. The outsole is made up of quadrilateral patterns that run from the toe to the heel. Taking the shape of a foot, the pattern densifies in pressure points, adding extra grip for the foot.

Fit

Length and Width. It is advised for new buyers to go with their regular Jordan basketball shoe size since the Super.Fly 5 runs true to size.

Lockdown. The shoe’s fit is superior as the stiff mesh upper conforms well to the foot after breaking it in. Two of the lace loops near the shoe’s opening are fastened to a cord that is attached to the foam system at the back. When tightened, the lacing system securely straps the foot to the footbed while the Super Fly 5’s podular heel cup prevents backward slips.

Material

The SF5 features stiff mesh with fuse overlays in the forefoot that gradually seams into a soft synthetic material at the heel. A podular heel foam system is implemented in the ankle area, providing a plush backseat for those hardworking trotters.

An ortholite insole is added to ensure that each step is comfortable.  The midsole has a Phylon heel cushion and an oval Zoom Air unit at the forefoot. The outsole uses a solid yet pliable rubber.

Style

The Jordan Super.Fly 5 features a classic mid-top basketball shoe silhouette. The combination of stiff mesh and soft synthetics with stitch detailing on the sides brings personality to the sneaker. The Jumpman logo and a “SUPER.FLY” call-out is printed onto the tongue. Two other Jumpman logos are on both sides of the heel.

Special Colorways of the Jordan Super.Fly 5

The SF5 has been released in more than seven colorways ranging from gray, black, red, and blue. Some colorways feature two-color combinations such as the “Green Glow” colorway that comes in black and seafoam green and the Red/Blue colorway that the shoe originally debuted in.