Our verdict


With its great design, premium materials, excellent cushioning, beastly traction, and amazing support; the Air Jordan XXXII certainly looks and plays the part. It is aesthetically pleasing and packed with updated technologies that most sneaker geeks will drool over. Aside from the quick break-in period and occasional wipes on dusty floors, the Air Jordan XXXII has no major flaws to speak of.


  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Balanced and stable midsole
  • Beastly traction
  • Impressive upper
  • Great containment
  • Fantastic support and lockdown
  • Well-cushioned


  • Not for wide feet
  • Not so breathable

Who should buy the Air Jordan XXXII

The newest addition to Michael’s legendary Air Jordan series pairs premium materials with performance technologies, propelling it to the modern age. Perfectly balancing modern innovation and heritage-inspired style, the Air Jordan XXXII pushes the limits of luxury design while still staying true to Jordan Brand’s DNA.

This pair is a grand option for you if:

  • You're looking for a shoe that comes with impressive technologies supportive of your game play.
  • You're a true Jordan fan and would need this modern stylistic pair in your collection.

Air Jordan XXXII logo

Nike's amazing midsole technologies

In the heel and forefoot, low-profile Nike Zoom Air units offer impact protection and lightweight responsiveness.

Air Jordan XXXII forefoot

The tuned-up FlightSpeed technology is positioned over the forefoot Zoom Air bag to maximize responsiveness and improve the court feel. FlightSpeed’s flexible moderator plate distributes the foot’s compression force, delivering springy energy return for an explosive first step.

Air Jordan XXXII heel

The Air Jordan XXXII also has a carbon fiber composite that allows forefoot flexibility while also providing torsional rigidity.

Outsole setup of Air Jordan 32

The Air Jordan 32’s solid rubber outsole is equipped with a fresh traction pattern that prevents slipping on the court. Formed by a series of wiper-blade-like shapes that spell out XXXII, the modernized herringbone pattern delivers a multidirectional grip that works on any surface.

Air Jordan XXXII outsole top

Solid lockdown system

The Air Jordan XXXII’s lacing system seamlessly integrates with the Flyknit upper for comfortable support and distraction-free lockdown.

Air Jordan XXXII laces

Built into the knit material is an interior harness system that includes webbing to lock your foot in place completely. An internal foam collar and heel add comfort and stability while the shoe’s lofted design ensures zonal lockdown.

Stellar construction of Air Jordan XXXII

The Air Jordan line continues to evolve to fit the needs of the NBA’s top athletes. Crafted with premium materials, the Air Jordan XXXII’s Flyknit construction has zoned areas that offer support and stretch where it’s needed most.

Air Jordan XXXII upper

Like a sock, the Jordan-specific Flyknit fabric is made with high-tenacity yarns that conform to your foot shape for lightweight and breathable comfort.

Air Jordan XXXII upper side

The Air Jordan XXXII’s knit structure is more flexible than any previous upper the brand has created. It reduces forefoot stiffness and modernizes the moccasin-like toe box of this Jordan II-inspired basketball shoe.

Air Jordan XXXII's inspiration and style

Keeping with the retro-inspired theme of the Air Jordan XXXI, the XXXII pays tribute to the Italian-made Air Jordan II.

Air Jordan XXXII collar logo

With the II, Michael wanted a game-ready shoe that is stylish enough to be worn off-court. With that in mind, the brand headed to Italy to create a luxurious basketball sneaker.

Air Jordan XXXII forefoot side

The Air Jordan II is the first-ever luxury basketball shoe and is famous for its sophisticated Italian look. Jordan Brand Vice President of Design David Creech explains, “We craft every detail from macro to micro, obsessing fit, form, and function. Thirty years ago, they obsessed with those same details when designing the AJ II, which led to the premium materials and the innovative style of Italy. Our goal with the AJ XXXII was to combine the essence of the AJ II with today’s best innovation to create a distinct design language both on and off the court.”

Air Jordan XXXII style top

Mimicking its design, the AJ XXXII is the first Air Jordan model that features a Flyknit upper with premium leather accents. The original Jordan wings logo is displayed on the tongue while on the sides, the iconic Jumpman logo can be seen.

Air Jordan XXXII tongue logo