Our verdict


The Jordan Ultra.Fly 3 has a few good things going for it. It boasts heel and forefoot Zoom Air units that offer substantial impact protection and court feel and supportive materials that look and feel premium. It would seem that the only issue with this shoe is its inconsistent traction. Overall, these Jordan basketball shoes are decent performers on clean courts.


  • Provides flexibility and breathability
  • Durability
  • Comfortable
  • Ventilation holes
  • Protection and responsiveness
  • Full-length herringbone traction


  • Unflexible forefoot shroud
  • Slippage during play
  • Not for dusty courts
  • Heel lacks compression

Who should buy the Jordan Ultra.Fly 3

This basketball shoe suits your preference if:

  • You are looking for one with a sleek and modern aesthetic that delivers a comprehensive look and feel
  • You want a pair that provides flexibility, breathability, and durability

Jordan Ultra.Fly 3 logo1

Profile of the Jordan Ultra.Fly 3

Make your presence felt on both ends of the floor with the Jordan Ultra.Fly 3.  Crafted for the do-it-all two-way player, these basketball shoes provide the ultimate combination of containment, speed, and response with its lightweight materials, comfortable cushioning, and multidirectional traction.

Jordan Ultra.Fly 3 design


Cushion. The Jordan Ultra.Fly 3 is equipped with heel and forefoot Zoom Air units that provide cushioning and explosiveness as you run up and down the court. A Phylon midsole adds responsiveness and offers a stable ride.

Jordan Ultra.Fly 3 midsole

Traction. These basketball shoes feature a multidirectional herringbone traction pattern that provides a 360-degree grip and allows you to make explosive movements on the court. The Ultra.Fly 3 is also equipped with lateral outriggers that enhance stability.

Jordan Ultra.Fly 3 outsole


Length and width. Retailers advise going true to size when ordering these and other Jordan Brand basketball shoes like Chris Paul's CP3 11 and Russell Westbrook's Why Not Zer0.2.

Jordan Ultra.Fly 3 side

Lockdown. A synthetic forefoot shroud secures the foot while a webbing lace system delivers dynamic lockdown.

 Jordan Ultra.Fly 3 lace


The Jordan Ultra.Fly 3 is constructed with a woven textile upper that delivers lightweight containment and provides a speedy feel. The sleek upper secures the fit without weighing you down.

Jordan Ultra.Fly 3 upper


Because of its synthetic forefoot shroud, the Ultra.Fly 3 bears some resemblance to the Air Jordan 18, Air Jordan 19, and Jordan Why Not Zer0.1. Its sleek and modern aesthetic delivers a comprehensive look and feel.

Jordan Ultra.Fly 3 forefoot

Stretching from the lateral heel to the outsole is a number 23 graphic that completes the heritage-inspired silhouette. These basketball shoes also boast a dynamic color blocking that allows Jordan Brand designers to create attention-grabbing hues.

Jordan Ultra.Fly 3 number 23

Special colorways of the Jordan Ultra.Fly 3

These Jordan basketball shoes are available in the following color combinations:

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