Who should buy the Jordan Super.Fly 5 PO

Every year, the Jordan brand releases a Playoffs version for their Super.Fly series. For 2016, it was the Super.Fly 5 PO. You would want to have this pair if:

  • You're a big follower of the Super.Fly series and would not want to miss out.
  • You'd want to experience the redesigned version.

Jordan Super.Fly 5 PO logo

Midsole technolody of Jordan Super.Fly

The Jordan Super.Fly 5 PO uses a Zoom Air unit in the forefoot. This technology involves a flat polyurethane pouch filled with tensile fibers.

Jordan Super.Fly 5 PO midsole mid

When compressed, these fibers provide a responsive bounce to the user’s feet. The unit is enclosed within the shoe’s Phylon midsole and is only limited to the forefoot.

Jordan Super.Fly 5 PO forefoot

Super.Fly 5's outsole design

Both Super.Fly 5 and the PO version use the same traction pattern on its outsole. They both use a multi-directional diamond pattern surrounded by a shallow hatchet design.

Jordan Super.Fly 5 PO outsole

In contact areas of the foot, the pattern becomes smaller and a little denser in order to give the shoe a better grip on the surface.

Jordan Super.Fly 5 PO outsole heel

To keep the longevity of the shoe’s outsole, it is suggested to use the shoe only for indoor plays.

Simple, secure lockdown

Unfortunately, this shoe does not retain the Super.Fly 5’s inner sleeve feature.

Jordan Super.Fly 5 PO lockdown

Instead, it has a simple padded collar that wraps the ankle in place and an added midfoot leather strap that works together with the shoe’s lacing system to provide a secure lockdown.

Jordan Super.Fly 5 PO's durable upper construction

Instead of using fused-mesh on just the wear areas of the shoe, the PO version of the Super.Fly 5 applies the material on the whole upper. This makes the shoe more durable and easier to clean.

Jordan Super.Fly 5 PO upper

The strap is made of patent leather that features an elephant skin detail. This material extends to the heel area on both sides of the shoe.

Jordan Super.Fly 5 PO strap

The midsole is made with a Phylon cushion that is embedded with a Zoom Air unit in the forefoot. The outsole, on the other hand, is made of a hard rubber compound.

Luxurious style of Super.Fly 5 PO

The shoe looks luxurious due to its two eyelets and the prominent Jumpman logo and textured detailing on the leather strap.

Jordan Super.Fly 5 PO ankle style

The shoe’s silhouette and strap draw attention to the midfoot, making the wearer’s leg look more elongated. The Super Fly 5 PO is perfect to be paired with both jogger and straight-cut jeans.

Facts / Specs

Top: Mid
Lockdown: Strap, Lace-Up
Collection: Jordan Super.fly
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Blue / Purple / Black / Red / White
SKUs: 881571001 / 881571002 / 881571015 / 881571103 / 881571110 / 881571405 / 881571406 / 881571501 / 881571601

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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.