Who should buy the Air Jordan XXXII Low

Designed by Tate Kuerbis, the Air Jordan XXXII Low combines modern and classic elements that capture the Italian essence of the Air Jordan II, its great predecessor. This is the perfect pair for you if:

  • You're a massive Air Jordan follower, and you'd appreciate the foundations this pair has been built on.
  • You're an outdoor/indoor type of player and you'd love to bring this pair wherever.

Air Jordan XXXII Low logo

Air Jordan's grand midsole technologies

Both the mid-top and low-top versions of the Air Jordan 32 use the FlightSpeed system. This setup involves an Unlocked Zoom Air unit on the forefoot and a regular unit in the heel, both encased within a Phylon carrier.

Air Jordan XXXII Low forefoot

A carbon plate and a TPU midfoot shank is set on top of the units. They distribute the foot’s weight between the two Zoom Air units, providing the ultimate protection from impact and amplifying the system’s cushioning power.

Air Jordan XXXII Low midsole

Solid outsole setup of Air Jordan XXXII Low

The shoe implements diamond shapes to form a classic herringbone pattern on the outsole. Horizontal and vertical lines are added within the shapes to provide multi-directional grip.

Air Jordan XXXII Low outsole

The Air Jordan XXXII Low can be used both indoors and outdoors. An external outrigger is added to the shoe’s base for stability.

Panel stability and security

Fit and support rely on the Flyknit’s ability to contain the foot.

Air Jordan XXXII Low lace

This material works together with the lacing system, side panels on the ankle, and the huge heel counter at the back. The synthetic panels help to keep the foot one with the shoe, and the heel cup holds the foot in place.

Air Jordan XXXII Low lockdown

Air Jordan's upper configuration

The upper is made of a thick and tightly woven Flyknit, which starts out rigid but will conform to the shape of the foot after breaking in. The knitted textile also provides the stretch that is needed for maximum flexibility. However, due to the material’s thickness and tight weaves, there is minimal ventilation. Depending on the shoe’s colorway, nubuck or synthetic leather is used on the side panels.

Air Jordan XXXII Low upper 

The aggressive heel counter is made of TPU while Phylon is used for the shoe’s midsole. Translucent rubber is utilized on the outsole for a grippy hold on-court.

Air Jordan XXXII Low upper heel

Air Jordan XXXII Low style and inspiration

Three decades after its release, the Air Jordan XXXII pays homage to its great ancestor, the Air Jordan II. The original shoe brought an element of luxuriousness into the basketball shoe industry, and the XXXII aims to do the same by using premium materials.

Air Jordan XXXII Low style 

The lines on the upper of the shoe integrate Air Jordan XXXI’s modern aesthetic, while the heel cup is an exaggerated version of the Jordan 2’s. The six notches on the heel counter represent Michael Jordan’s six championship rings.

Air Jordan XXXII Low forefoot side

The modernity of the upper is balanced by the touch of classic leather on the shoe’s side panels. The Jumpman logo is featured on the lateral side of the heel, while the vintage Air Jordan logo is embossed on the tongue.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 454g
Base model: Air Jordan XXXII
Top: Low
Signature: Michael Jordan
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Air Jordan
Colorways: White / Black / Blue / Gold / Red

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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.