Jordan Super.Fly 5 Performance Review

It’s only been five years since the first Super.Fly debuted, which when you think about it, seems way longer than it actually is. The shoe has almost always been a good performer (ahem* Super.Fly 3 missed), taking the main tech from the signature line and making it more affordable for team options and Blake fans (or Dr. Drain fans). For the last three years we got unlocked Zoom and Flight Plate, which always works, but this year? Well, there is Zoom. But how does the rest of the shoe measure up? Let’s get it…

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  1. Great review as always! Does the retail price matter anymore? Most performance basketball shoes go on sale pretty quickly, especially Nikes and Jordans. The only sneaker, and I’m talking about performance, that did not go on discount that quickly were Currys. However, I think the Curry 2.5 will be there soon as I don’t see many ppl wear them and are widely available. These Superflys will most likely drop to $120 in a month and then to a low of $65-80 range, which IMO, is still pricey for a mediocre performer. The psychology of getting something like a Superfly for 50% off does not mean much anymore.

  2. Great review man. I just had to read it even though I knew exactly how it would turn out. I wouldn’t get them even on sale because I know that better performers would also be on sale soon enough. Thanks for putting in that work though Duke. Always appreciated.

  3. Thanks for review Duke!

    Most of the shoes coming from Jordan and Nike seem to have poor performance reviews EXCEPT the KD9,

    They seems to be satisfied with the idea that most people still buy the swoosh or the jumpman,

    Adidas looks like to be the one who is going all out in giving Bballers performance shoes, GREAT JOB ADIDAS!!!!!

  4. Thanks for another good review Duke. These sound pretty lame, which is a shame considering how good the previous Super Fly were. Can’t understand why JB priced these out at $140 with this level of tech. Can’t see them moving many units at full retail. This probably should have been $110 like the Rising High 2s (which look to be better performers).

  5. Good performance review Duke. Superfly 5 should be priced at 100-110. Look at the value of the Lillard 2’s. I think the Superfly2 were the best and then slowly started going down hill.

  6. Appreciate how you addressed the price issue involved with the tech!

    Great review, keep it up.

  7. Jordan Brand is not giving good tech on low budget kicks. If you want signature proformance then pay signature prices. Half the kids that play ball buy the shoes of their favorite athlete. The 30 y.o. plus ballers don’t have a two foot vertical to grab a rebound. Box jumps will tell you the truth about your declining ability. No shoes are going allow you to jump from the free throw line. It all about comfort and design.

    1. What. The. He’ll are you talking about? It’s like listening to a shotgun blast all over. The point is the shoe is priced higher than most sigs with less tech. And yeah, I do box jumps and lift as well as ball, so… next?

  8. Seems pretty basic. Thats not a bad thing if the shoe was priced right. As Duke said, if this was $90 out of the gate, this would be a sleeper. $140 is a joke, though. And they should probably not call this the Superfly if they downgraded it this much. Let the line rest in peace and call it the Megafly or something.

  9. Hey duke, could you re-upload your old CK reviews? Maybe if not all at once, a throwback review once a week? I was looking to read the supernatural creator review but it’s gone haha

  10. Hey duke, do you think you could re-upload your old counterkicks reviews here? Maybe if not all at one time you could do upload a throwback review once a week or something – was looking to read the supernatural creator review but CK is gone.

  11. Sir, may I ask what if that my original size is 10. 10 is a perfect fit for me, but my sister bought me a size 10.5. I haven’t received it yet because she bought it online from nike and I will receive it next month. My question is that will the fit be okay or will it be too long for my feet?

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