Who should buy the Jordan Spizike

Apart from fans of Jordan models, the Spizike is also for users who:

  • are looking for a leather sneaker that does not crease easily
  • want to experience footwear with a superb amount of ankle support
  • wish to add a fashionable yet comfortable Jordan sneaker to their collection
  • are planning to own a budget-friendly Jordan model

Jordan Spizike Jordan logo on the tongue

Who should NOT buy it

Because of its tight toe box, the Jordan Spizike is not for users with wide feet. Better check our collection of wide sneakers if you're one of them. 

Jordan Spizike heel logo

Jordan Spizike: Comfort and style in one

The Jordan Spizike is a high-top basketball-inspired sneaker with several significant design elements taken from other iconic Jordan shoes. This hybrid is a stylish and sporty-looking Jordan lifestyle shoe and an excellent fashion staple one could wear more off the court than for playing in.

Jordan Spizike midfoot

Get ready to attract some attention

Many reviewers express that they get lots of compliments whenever they wear their pairs of this Jordan. They liked how the colors are put together, and it even looks way better in person than in the photos. 

Jordan Spizike toe box side view

The Jordan Spizike also features a variable lacing system, which allows wearers to try several lacing style options for various looks.

Jordan Spizike lacing system

Not that versatile, though.

However, the complexity of its design and colors (for some colorways) make the Jordan Spizike a less versatile pair in the style department. It limits one's outfit choices as it is crucial to find the correct set of wardrobes that would still look stylish and visually pleasing when paired with these high tops. 

Jordan Spizike high top collar

Worth its price!

Some reviewers commend the delicate craftsmanship of the Spizike from the Jordan brand. Many impressed purchasers say that this shoe is worth the price, despite its high asking price.

Jordan Spizike toe box top view

Remember to break them in first!

Some reviewers comment that the heel area of the Spizike is extremely rigid at first.

Jordan Spizike heel area

It provides another level of foot support

The high-cut construction of the Jordan Spizike shoe did not disappoint the wearers as it provides excellent ankle support. It also features a lace-up closure system that gives a customizable yet secure fit on foot, while a heel tab helps in easy on and off wearing. The overall hold and support of the Spizike are excellent, considering that it is based on a basketball shoe silhouette.

Jordan Spizike collar

Extraordinaire details

The Spizike is no ordinary J's. Its introduction to the sneaker market gained mixed reactions from consumers since most sneakerheads during that time were not initially warm in welcoming a hybrid of their favorite Michael Jordan shoe silhouettes. What makes the Jordan Spizike a one-of-a-kind sneaker is its fusion of signature design elements of several famous Air Jordan shoes. Each feature stands out individually in its way but somehow collectively makes the entirety of the shoe attractive for Jordan followers and even the general market.  

Jordan Spizike rubber outsole

Design inspirations of the Jordan Spizike

The Jordan Spizike took inspiration from iconic Air Jordan models. The eye-catching elephant print design accent on the forefoot and heel, and the entire midsole and outsole are adopted from the Air Jordan III.

Jordan Spizike animal printed heel

The Air Jordan IV's side wings are seen on the Spizike as well, while the prominent silhouette is a nod to the AJ V.

Jordan Spizike side wings

Borrowed elements from the Air Jordan VI, on the other hand, are the tongue and lace locks, and inspired by the Air Jordan IX is the heel tab. Lastly, it's all about the Air Jordan XX's design details, which are seen on the sockliner print and laser-engraved detailing.

Jordan Spizike lace locks side view

Extra! Extra!

  • The Spizike's influence also reached the music community.
  • The 2008 song "It's All About the Air Jordans" by A Day After Tomorrow band was about a pair of Jordan Spizikes.
  • Coldplay's Chris Martin also wore a NikeID-customized pair of Jordan Spizike during the band's international A HEAD Full of Dreams Tour.
  • The Jordan Spizike is a favorite among celebrities with the likes of Usher, Mark Wahlberg, Ludacris, Rihanna, Jessica Biel, Trey Songz, DJ Funk Flex, Jim Jones, Justin Bieber, Bow Wow, Mike Epps, and Spike Lee.

Jordan Spizike forefoot outsole

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: High
Inspired from: Basketball
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole
Season: Spring, Fall
Lace Type: Cotton lace, Flat lace

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