The upcoming Jordan Super.Fly 2017 was swiftly deconstructed by the FastPass crew and the implementation of Nike’s all-new React cushion looks solid so far.
While we will have to wait for August 3 to roll around to pickup the Jordan Super.Fly 2017, retailers in China seem to have a much earlier release date.
Something that we find interesting is the material usage and the amount of React foam used (materials will likely vary by colorway). The launch colorway featured a mixture of premium materials alongside more modern materials whereas this particular colorway is modern all the way. So, there should be something for everyone which is a good look.
Cushion implementation from the Nike/Jordan Brand has been under the microscope for some time now with each section of the brand cutting corners every chance they get. However, there are some models that seem to get the tech consumers deserve, and lucky for us, there are sources such as FastPass that allow us to see inside the shoe so we can determine which models are worthy of our dollar.
Heel notches are in place at the rear collar for comfort, fit, and lockdown. Full-length React foam is also in place within a Phylon midsole carrier. You can also see the one-piece bootie construction that may irritate some.
I believe FastPass is trying to show the softness of the React vs the standard Phylon. We’re really excited to test out the new tech and hope it offers a good balance between soft cushion and firmness for stability.
This last image is a Photoshopped profile view breaking down each component of the tooling — separating the React from the Phylon in order to show readers exactly how things are implemented.
Let us know what you think of the upcoming Jordan Super.Fly 2017 and stay tuned for performance reviews from WearTesters staff.