Who should buy the Air Jordan 19

This Air Jordan basketball shoe is a good match for you if:

  • You are after a shoe that grips well on clean courts
  • You want a pair that can withstand heavy post work

Air Jordan 19 logo

Who should not buy the Air Jordan 19

Several players mentioned that this shoe is not reliable on dusty courts, while some mentioned that its laces get loose easily. The Air Jordan 30 is great for outdoor plays while the Air Jordan 32 has fantastic lockdown.

Remarkable midsole setup

Many verified buyers praised this shoe's comfortable cushioning, claiming that it is simply amazing and is one of the best cushioning setups of any Air Jordan shoe ever. This is brought by its full-length Nike Zoom Air bags encased in Phylon midsole carriers.

Several athletes also commended the pair's low-profile cushioning setup that provides heightened responsiveness, greater impact protection, and unrivaled comfort all game long.

Fits true to size

Hoopers commented that the shoe fits true to size and that aside from the cushion, the fit and lockdown are the highlights of this pair. They also mentioned that this shoe is a little tricky to get on but once you're locked in, superb comfort is what you get.

Air Jordan 19 collar

Reliable traction...

Basketball players commented that these pairs have awesome traction on clean courts, saying that it was super sticky and nearly flawless. This is due to its rubber outsole being covered with a double-layered herringbone pattern. The outsole also features heel and forefoot outriggers for enhanced stability.

...but not on dusty courts

However, several also complained that the shoe loses its grip on dusty courts and the outsole accumulates dust quickly so constant wiping is necessary.

Good lockdown? Check

The good lockdown of the Air Jordan 19 is brought by its unique black mamba-inspired Tech-Flex shroud with an adjustable velcro heel strap that ensures a locked-in fit. Underneath the shroud is a lacing system that has plastic lace locks that firmly fasten the foot onto the footbed.

Air Jordan 19 laces

The AJ 19 is durable and has great support

Just like the Air Jordan 33, many praised this pair's materials for being durable and supportive. Some commented that the support is abundant but not restrictive like the Lebron 11 Elite. This is because the AJ XIX’s Tech-Flex upper is designed to deliver lightweight support and breathable comfort. Completing the upper is a patent leather toe box for enhanced durability.

Smooth transitions

Some also mentioned that these basketball shoes deliver a flawless heel-to-toe transition which reduces stress on their feet.

Air Jordan 19 toebox

The perfect shoe for the key center players

Many players claim that these basketball shoes are great to play in and are especially pleased with the AJ 19's on-court performance. Some mentioned that this pair is great for delivering heavy post plays for center positions. Others expressed their praise as it allows their feet to run on the court without experiencing tightness or causing blisters. 

Air Jordan 19 outsole

History of the Air Jordan 19

After being away from the game for two seasons, Michael Jordan announced his return to the league on September 25, 2001. He laced up his Air Jordan XVII and Air Jordan XVIII while playing for the Washington Wizards from 2001-to 2003. Finally, on April 16, 2003, he took his last bow and stepped away from the game of basketball for good.

Launched in 2004, the Air Jordan XIX ushered in the post-Michael Jordan era. Jordan Brand looked to their roster of stars that include Carmelo Anthony, Ray Allen, Rip Hamilton, Michael Finley, Gary Payton, and Jason Kidd to represent the next chapter of the Air Jordan line.

Michael was still very much involved in the creation of the Air Jordan 19. Made using his exact specifications, these basketball shoes feature a Tech-Flex upper that provides tremendous support. It also has a double-stacked Zoom Air sole unit that offers unparalleled cushioning.

A shoe with a great style

Before Kobe Bryant fully embraced his “Black Mamba” persona, Jordan designers already drew inspiration from the most dangerous snake on the planet when designing the Air Jordan XIX for Michael Jordan. Its striking aesthetic is the ultimate combination of performance and style.

Air Jordan 19 side

Facts / Specs

Weight: 454g
Top: Mid
Signature: Michael Jordan
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Air Jordan
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: White

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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.