Verdict from 9.5 hours of research from the internet

7 reasons to buy

  • According to a good number of wearers, these men’s Air Jordan Franchise basketball shoes are very comfortable and great for everyday use.
  • Many buyers are attesting that the Jordan Franchise is a fantastic product. They absolutely love these shoes and highly recommend them.
  • These Jordan basketball shoes are good for its price, a significant number of buyers claim.
  • Many owners like the look of the Air Jordan Franchise. They are saying that these shoes are very stylish and great to wear with any outfit.
  • A handful of users are reporting that these basketball shoes fit true to size.
  • The Jordan Franchise has good ankle support, a few players claim.
  • A couple of users observe that these basketball shoes feel light.

6 reasons not to buy

  • Several players are disappointed with the on-court performance of these basketball shoes. They are saying that the cushioning is non-existent and the outsole lacks traction.
  • Some users are saying that the Jordan Franchise is terrible for balling and is more suitable for casual wear.
  • A few owners don’t like the shoe’s materials. According to them, the materials are very cheap.
  • These men’s Air Jordan Franchise basketball shoes are quite uncomfortable to wear, a handful of reviewers complain.
  • More than a couple of wearers are reporting of having blisters around the ankle area.
  • At least a couple of owners feel that the Air Jordan Franchise runs narrow.

Bottom line

In terms of on-court performance, these Jordan basketball shoes do not live up to the Air Jordan franchise. Reviewers are disappointed at the cheap materials, stiff cushioning, and terrible traction. However, the shoe’s overall style and step-in comfort make it a viable option for everyday wear.

All in all, the Jordan Franchise is not a must-have performance basketball shoe. For the same retail price, one can easily cop Russell Westbrook’s latest signature model or even the latest offering from Paul George’s signature series.

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User reviews:

Built on the rich legacy of the Air Jordans of the ’90s, the Air Jordan Franchise delivers the perfect mix of modern charm and retro swag.

These heritage-inspired basketball shoes from Jordan Brand feature a suede upper with perforated panels for breathability. A soft foam midsole and a visible Air unit provide flexible cushioning underfoot.

Cushion. The Jordan Franchise is equipped with a soft foam midsole for exceptional cushioning. At the heel, a visible Air unit provides added protection against impact.

Traction. These Jordan basketball shoes feature an AJ 8-inspired “bubble” outsole that offers durable traction. A solid rubber heel and toe clip enhance grip and durability.

Length and Width. According to reviews, these men’s Air Jordan Franchise basketball shoes run true to size but are a little narrow.

Lockdown. The Jordan Franchise features a mid-top cut for added support. The shoe’s padded tongue and lace-up closure provide a comfortable fit.

Inspired by Jordan Brand’s heritage, the Jordan Franchise features a textile and leather upper. The upper boasts perforated side panels for increased breathability.

Taking cues from Air Jordan VIII, the Jordan Franchise features a molded quarter panel design with stitched overlays for added texture and details. The outsole also boasts a sandblasted design with the iconic “bubbles” for added dimension.

Other details include the Jordan Jumpman branding found on the tongue and heel.

The Air Jordan Franchise is sold in the following colors:

  • Black/Black/Dark Grey
  • Light Bone/Light Bone/Sail/Black

Size and fit

True to size based on 12 user votes
Small (17%)
True to size (83%)
Large (0%)
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How Air Franchise compares

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All shoes average: 86
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This shoe: £120
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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.