Verdict from 4 experts and 11 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Highly rated: Almost all of those who left reviews gave the Jordan React Elevation a perfect 5. 
  • Stylish: Many reviewers like how this mid-top basketball shoe from the Jordan brand looks; they add that its colors command attention.
  • Light: At least one expert reviewer and a handful of commenters report that this shoe is light.
  • Comfortable: A handful of commenters say that the React Elevation feels really pleasant on foot.
  • Relatively affordable: This shoe is definitely among the less pricey basketball shoe options in the market today.
  • Recommended: A few buyers explicitly report their willingness to recommend this shoe to others.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A few reviews: Only around 15 reviews are available, so general assessments can still change. 

Bottom line

The Jordan React Elevation gets a lot of praises, at least from those who set aside time to write reviews. Its stylishness, comfort, and overall quality seem to have worked well enough to earn five-star ratings from wearers. 

Tip: see the best basketball shoes.

Jordan React Elevation

Jordan understands the unique needs of a player who strives to be as flexible on the court and possible. The Jordan React Elevation basketball shoe delivers the following to help a player who wants to achieve more:

Reponsive comfort. The proprietary React technology in the midsole makes sure that court feel and cushioning are effectively provided.

Efficiency. Basketball is a physically demanding sport. The React Elevation helps players be more efficient by energizing their every step.

Lightness. Even with the bulky appearance, the clever combination of real and synthetic leather and other materials still does not put on so much weight.

Jordan Reaction Elevation design inspiration

The React Elevation takes design cues from the Westbrook One Take, perhaps it's just the toned down "less busy" version aesthetically. Both shoes have uppers that's made of coarse mesh overlaid with colorful materials for reinforcement and aesthetics.

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.