Who should buy the Jordan React Elevation

This offer from the Jordan brand is for you if you want a basketball shoe that:

  • works so well both indoors and outdoors
  • doubles as a lifestyle sneaker
  • is fairly within your budget

Who should NOT buy this shoe from Jordan

The Jordan React Elevation admittedly does not have the most premium-feeling materials out there. The needs of those who want all things fancy are better served by the likes of the Air Jordan 36 or the Nike LeBron 19. The latter is also more forgiving to those who have wider feet.

The bite is consistent wherever, whenever

This shoe has a dependable bite on clean indoor courts. Dirtier courts and the rough outdoors are not issues, either, because the sole and the pattern engraved in it just grip anything with much gusto. Dust cannot hamper with the grip because the grooves are widely spaced so debris can't get in between them easily.

Bounce? Response? Impact protection? Get them all with the Jordan React Elevation

The midsole of the Jordan React Elevation is a work of art. Experts appreciate the bounce that the forefoot Zoom delivers because this makes their movements a lot more efficient. However, this shoe is not all about energy return. It also offers a good amount of compression in the heel and considerable amount of court feel at the forefoot.

Not fancy, but the upper does what it's supposed to

The React Elevation from the Jordan brand does not have a premium-feeling upper. It is made of a combination of synthetic and real leather. Even so, it still works as expected. The foot gets all the support that it needs to keep sprints stable. The materials also feel comfortable on the skin.

Play in style in this basketball shoe

The React Elevation takes design cues from the Westbrook One Take; it can be said that the React Elevation is just the toned down "less busy" version.  Many reviewers like how this mid-top basketball shoe from the Jordan brand looks; they add that its colors command attention.

Foot containment is not a problem for the React Elevation

The material that compose the upper does a great job of keeping the foot in place. The heel is also well supported by the midsole foam that comes up the sides, forming a cradle-like structure that prevents slips.

This shoe has effectively shed off a lot of extra weight

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

The Jordan React Elevation still works outdoors

There are no issues if you decide to take the Jordan React Elevation outdoots. It still grips so well and the materials seem to be sturdy enough to withstand the harshness of outdoor courts.

This basketball shoe from Jordan has a stylish look, making it such a good option for off-court use. It's also among the most affordable shoes out there, so it won't be surprise if many people rock this Jordan model on the streets.

Facts / Specs

Top: Mid
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: White / Black
SKUs: CK6618001 / CK6618002 / CK6618004 / CK6618006 / CK6618100 / CK6618101 / CK6618103 / CZ4156100 / DC5187102

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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.