Verdict from 1 expert and 85 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • According to many buyers, the herringbone traction pattern of the Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO grips court floors well.
  • The FlightSpeed technology at the midfoot may have worked as intended because many report that it delivers a great deal of flexibility and bounciness.
  • Several reviewers claim that the Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO is durable enough to last more than a season of games.
  • Some testers are happy to report that the leather upper becomes soft and flexible once broken in.
  • A good number of wearers appreciate the nice step-in comfort provided by the Ortholite insole.
  • Even without a Zoom unit at the heel, the full-length Phylon midsole does a good job in providing impact absorption and bounciness.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Heel slippage is experienced when not broken in, claim a handful of buyers.
  • The leather upper of the Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO creases easily according to some owners.
  • A couple of wearers say that they cannot feel the Zoom units at the forefoot of these Jordan basketball shoes.
  • A small number of users mention that the FlightSpeed plate is not enough to provide stability. They say a lateral outrigger could have helped.

Bottom line

The Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO introduces a few improvements to the design of its predecessor.  The original’s textile upper is replaced with leather to have the feel of the prestigious Air Jordan 11. However, Jordan takes a step back by using less foam pads for the inner walls. Testers recommend wearing socks to avoid blisters. Still, the Jordan Super Fly 4 PO is a sought-after sneaker because of its aesthetics.

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Good to know

The Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO is a follow-up release to the Super.Fly 4. It made its debut in February 2016 with a special Chinese New Year colorway. The shoe comes with a leather upper, a Burrito-style tongue, and a traction pattern that blurs the boundaries between performance and casual use. Like the modern 33rd Jordan shoe, stability is provided by the FlightSpeed plate.

Cushion. The Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO comes with a Phylon midsole carrier with a bottom-loaded Zoom unit at the forefoot. Upon landing, the Phylon midsole acts as a responsive cushion while the Zoom unit absorbs impact and returns energy. The shoe features a midfoot FlightSpeed plate for stability.

Traction. The Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO’s outsole is covered with herringbone except for the lateral side, which features wavy lines. The herringbone pattern provides excellent floor control while the wavy pattern delivers smooth transitions.

Length and Width. The Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO is designed to have the standard length and width. Most reviewers advise shoppers to pick their true Jordan sizes. There are reports that the shoe needs some break-in time to fit wide-footers. The best option is to fit the shoe in-store before making the purchase.

Lockdown. To keep the foot in place, the midfoot features a burrito-style tongue that wraps the foot from the medial to the lateral side. Lockdown is further ensured by a standard lace-up system.

The upper of the Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO is a combination of durable leather and mesh. The high-wear areas such as the the toe cap have fuse overlays for additional durability.

Whether on the court or off it, the Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO is an absolute stunner. This signature shoe comes in different colorways that allow for a more personalized wear.

Jordan Super.Fly 4 PO Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year colorway draws inspiration from a kite. In Chinese culture, a kite is a promise of good luck and well wishes. These basketball shoes have largely black uppers, and they are covered with colorful kite-inspired graphics.

The Jordan Super Fly 4 PO is also available in basic colorways such as the following:

  • Black
  • Black/White
  • Infrared
  • Infrared 23
  • Rio Teal
  • Tidal Blue
  • Wolf Grey

How Super.Fly 4 PO compares

This shoe: 78
All shoes average: 82
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This shoe: £140
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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.