Overview of this review
Profile of the Jordan Relentless
The Jordan Relentless is designed for men who like to add a stylish element to their workout footwear. The trainer is crafted to withstand rigorous indoor and outdoor training sessions. The materials used in the footgear are lightweight yet durable so the wearers won’t feel held back by their trainers.
Size and fit
Made for male athletes, the Jordan Relentless is available in US sizes 7 to 18. It generally runs true to size and comes only in a D - Medium width profile.
The outsole of the Jordan Relentless is the continuation of its midsole. The foam compound is designed to be durable to endure the abrasions of working out on various types of indoor and outdoor surfaces. It features grooves throughout the length of the unit which promote flexion in multiple directions.
The high-wear areas of the underside are lined with rubber pods. This material is crafted to enhance the durability of the sole unit while adding traction to the outsole.
The Phylon midsole of the Jordan Relentless is crafted to be soft to attenuate shock. It is engineered using EVA foam pellets that underwent compression, heating, and cooling, which results in a hard-wearing platform that is also flexible to assist in natural foot flexion.
The midsole is raised at the midsection, creating a wall that supports the medial and lateral sides during side-to-side movements. It also extends to the front to protect the toes during activities such as sled pushes and burpees.
The upper of this Jordan trainer employs a combination of mesh, nubuck, and synthetic materials. The mesh fabric makes up a majority of the façade and ensures that the foot chamber is well-ventilated. Nubuck, a type of leather, forms a wrap at the rearfoot which not only adds to the aesthetic flair but also keeps the back of the foot steady. Synthetic overlays protect the high-wear areas such as the toe box and eyestay against abrasion.
The trainer utilizes a traditional lace-up closure which allows users to customize fit by loosening or tightening the laces. For additional lateral support, the midfoot strap can also be adjusted for a more locked-down fit. The thin tongue prevents the laces from digging into the instep while the user is working out.
As for the collar, it is lightly padded to keep the ankle area comfortable. It also holds the back of the foot in place to prevent slippage while on the move. The collar is designed to be low at the medial and lateral sides to afford greater mobility and facilitate quick transitions.