Who should buy the Jordan Ultra.Fly

This Jordan basketball shoe is a great match for you if:

  • You love a mid-cut shoe with great ankle support
  • You want a shoe with great traction for increased grip and stability on indoor courts

Jordan Ultra.Fly shoe logo

Who should not buy the Jordan Ultra.Fly

According to a group of basketball players, this pair requires break-in time and is not great outdoors. Some also complained about the shoe's outsole which accumulates dust easily and its unreliable heel counter. Consider the Jordan Super.Fly MVP for enhanced midsole support and the Jordan Super.Fly 2017 for a pair with a durable outsole.

Jordan Ultra.Fly toebox

10/10 traction but only on indoor courts

According to several hoopers, the Jordan Ultra.Fly's traction grips pretty well on clean courts, thanks to its rubber outsole with a wave traction pattern.

Jordan Ultra.Fly shoe outsole

However, some players mentioned that they need to wipe the outsole in every dead ball as it gets clogged up with dust easily. They also complained that the outsole's tread is thin and pliable, which makes this shoe not recommended for outdoor hooping.

Complete cushioning? Check!

Several players commented that the Jordan Ultra.Fly is responsive and has a nice bounce to it. This is brought by its Phylon midsole with an articulated Nike Zoom Air unit which enhances energy distribution.

Jordan Ultra.Fly insole

A significant number of players also asserted that the step-in comfort of this shoe is simply amazing.

Fits perfectly

Several verified buyers commented that these mid-top basketball shoes fit perfectly. They suggest going true to size when ordering the Jordan Ultra.Fly.

Jordan Ultra.Fly collar

No heel slippage at all

Many hoopers mentioned that this pair does not allow heel slippage of any kind. This is not surprising given the forefoot-to-heel lockdown of the Jordan Ultra.Fly is solid. People who bought this pair also claimed that the shoes have great support and its mid-top collar is flexible enough to accommodate an ankle brace.

Jordan Ultra.Fly heel

However, some players also complained that the shoe's heel counter is a bit flimsy. They almost twisted their ankles while playing in the Jordan Ultra.Fly.

Great upper combination

Thanks to its Kurim and mesh upper, almost all verified buyers are impressed saying that the upper part of the shoe is supportive, breathable, flexible and durable.

Jordan Ultra.Fly upper

Materials of the Jordan Ultra.Fly

A handful of verified buyers are amazed by the quality of this shoe, claiming that it is well-made and holds up pretty well.

Jordan Ultra.Fly laces

The main feature of the Jordan Ultra.Fly is its Kurim and mesh upper. The shoe’s synthetic mesh upper is fitted with a lightweight yet durable Kurim cage for maximum stability and breathability. The strategically placed Kurim material acts as a second skin; providing both flexibility and support. A mesh inner sleeve hugs the foot; delivering a sock-like fit.

A basketball shoe with great style

Many athletes are pleased with the shoe's great style, saying that it looks pretty sharp and kind of reminds them of the Air Jordan 11.

Jordan Ultra.Fly shoe side

Inspired by Michael’s “Black Cat” persona, the Jordan Ultra.Fly’s Kurim overlay manages to create a leopard print aesthetic that adds character to the shoe’s silhouette. These Jordan basketball shoes also boast a unique U-throat design for added style.

Profile of the Jordan Ultra.Fly

Jordan Ultra.Fly back

Step on the hardwood in style and comfort with these mid-top basketball shoes from Jordan Brand. Inspired by Michael Jordan’s “Black Cat” nickname, the Jordan Ultra.Fly boasts a unique Kurim cage that provides enhanced support and stability. A forefoot Zoom Air unit delivers responsive cushioning that lasts all game long.

Special Colorways of the Jordan Ultra.Fly

The Jordan Ultra.Fly made its on-court debut on the feet of NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler. These men’s mid-top basketball shoes from Jordan Brand is sold in the following color combinations:

  • Black/Concord-Anthracite-White ‘Space Jam’
  • Black/Reflect Silver-Hyper Turquoise ‘Hyper Turquoise’
  • Black/Reflective Silver/Infrared 23
  • Black/Reflective Silver-White
  • Gym Red/Black/Infrared 23
  • Midnight Navy/Reflective Silver/University Blue
  • Obsidian/Infrared 23/Deep Royal Blue ‘USA’
  • White/Gym Red/Black
  • White/Metallic Coppercoin/Black

Facts / Specs

Weight: 13oz
Top: Mid
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Black / Grey / Red / Blue
SKUs: 834268001 / 834268002 / 834268004 / 834268006 / 834268010 / 834268101 / 834268113 / 834268305 / 834268406 / 834268602

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Aidan Shaw
Aidan Shaw

Basketball is part of my daily life. I pretty much hoop 6 days a week, sometimes 7 days. I'm 6'6 so all of my reviews are based on a size 14 shoe, its weight, traction, durability. I play positions 1 through 4, so performance-wise I really put shoes to the test.