Who should buy the Air Jordan XXXVI

The 36th Air Jordan will be great for the following:

  • buyers with much to spare because it can really be pricey
  • players who play mostly indoors
  • hoopers with narrow or normal-sized feet

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Who should NOT buy the Air Jordan 36

Those who are on a budget may avoid the AJ 36 or any model from Michael Jordan's OG line. Fortunately, cheaper options are available and we compiled them here

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Guards who want a lot of response and court feel are not going to enjoy this either. They may be happier with the Nike KDs or Russel Westbrook's Jordan Why N0ts.

Grip is so consistent event dust can't stop it

Ballers report that the AJ 36 has a really dependable grip on all types of floors; dust is not even a problem for it.

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The AJ36 returns energy like no other

Quick guards won't have problems with the cushioning setup; it provides really good energy return. It's the forefoot Zoom Air unit that delivers this healthy dose of explosiveness.

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However, the cushioning system is not a straight-out-of-the-box gym. It does get better in time, so a little bit of patience is required with this one.

Cushioning exactly where you need it 

Even if it's really bouncy, the Air Jordan XXXVI still has areas that compress quite well to absorb impact.

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Heavy figuratively, NEVER literally. That the Air Jordan XXXVI

The whole shoe is made of materials that deliver so much without adding significant weight to it.

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The upper is made of materials that are thin but sturdy and responsive...

The materials are thin, but this doesn't mean that they cannot provide a good lockdown. In fact, there are no containment issues to talk about here

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...and totally breathable

This AJ shoe has a snug fit. In fact, it's a little narrow. Fortunately, the upper materials feel really thin and minimal so ventilation is not going to be an issue.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 335g
Top: Mid
Signature: Michael Jordan
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Air Jordan
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Gold / White / Blue / Black / Green / Orange / 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.