FastPass is still dismantling the s*** outta sneakers which means we’ll be here to report it. Now it’s time to check out the Jordan Fly Lockdown deconstructed.
If you remember seeing the Nike PG 2 deconstructed, this teardown will be very familiar. Both the PG 2 and Fly Lockdown feature a top-loaded Zoom Air unit at the forefoot, a TPU support plate at the arch, and Phylon midsoles with nothing under the heel.
However, the Zoom Air unit in Paul George’s PG 2 is about three millimeters thicker than the 8.36mm unit in the Fly Lockdown. Both shoes use thick OrthoLite insoles for step-in comfort, and both have holes punched in the Phylon at the heel.
As Duke4005 noted in his Jordan Fly Lockdown Performance Review, the shoe features a thin textile upper and a half bootie beneath it. The internal lacing system — which is secured with textile strands that run down to the midsole — operates between the bootie and textile upper for supreme lockdown. The textile upper does have some backing at high stress areas for durability.
All in all, the Jordan Fly Lockdown is a standard budget model, but those that care about bang for their buck may want to go with the PG 2 rather than this model. At the same $110 price, you’ll definitely feel the extra volume in that forefoot Zoom Air unit.
You can scroll down to the bottom for a comparison between the PG 1, PG 2, and Fly Lockdown.