Our friends at Fastpass are back at it again and they’ve chopped the Air Jordan 18 Retro to take a look at all its glorious tech.
Given the minimalist design used on the Jordan 18, Fastpass has provided us with a simple and straight to the point deconstruction of the Retro model.
Split straight down the middle to view the cross section, the sneaker shows us what we all were hoping to see: Zoom Air, and more Zoom Air, true the original sneaker’s construction.
While a full-length Zoom unit should be sufficient for comfort and impact protection, the Air Jordan 18 uses a second Zoom unit at the heel for double stacked comfort. The same set up is utilized in the Nike Foamposite One and Foamposite Pro (see the comparisons below).
After waiting fifteen years for the Air Jordan 18 to retro it’s a relief that Jordan Brand decided to stick with the cushion set up and not strip the tech from this sneaker. The Air Jordan 18 Retro even includes the carbon fiber-infused insole, a feature unseen in most basketball sneakers. (Michael Jordan was nearly 40 by the time he played in the Air Jordan 18 so it needed to deliver maximum cushioning.)
Let us know if you picked up the Air Jordan 18 Retro in the comments section below.
Air Jordan 18 Retro
Nike Air Foamposite One
Nike Air Foamposite Pro