Jordan Brand’s latest lifestyle shoe has many confused about its purpose.
For whatever reason, when I performance tested the Air Jordan XI Retro it was met with a lot of hate from skinny jean wearing mammals claiming that “the XI was not meant to be played in”… yet, when the Jordan Future first surfaced I was getting asked constantly if I’d take them out on-court. Yes, the Future borrows the AJXI midsole, outsole and cushion but the upper is completely woven… it looks like a deflated balloon when there isn’t a foot inside of it. There’s no way was this meant for performance and it was pretty clear just by the overall design yet a legitimate hoop shoe “was not meant to be played in”… a shoe that a certain someone just happened to win 72 games in one season and won his 4th ring in… nah, they weren’t meant to be played in; but this sock was.
If you wanted a detailed look at the Jordan Future then check all the images below, just know that they are not a performance model… its a lifestyle shoe that takes inspiration from the brand’s performance past.