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Here you will find all of our Jordan Brand reviews, everything from retro Jordans to Jordan’s training shoes to their more modern performance models. You can also check out our list with our top Jordan Brand shoe picks

Best Jordan Performance Basketball Shoe

jordan 36

Jordan 36

One of the best performance models of 2022. The Jordan 36 packs as many performance features as possible including: a full-length Zoom Air strobel, an aAdditional forefoot Zoom unit, a Phylon midsole, jordan’s Eclipse Plate, and a sturdy Leno Jacquard weave upper. One of the best performance models of the year.
$ 185
  • Rating: 9.5

Best Jordan Retro Basketball Shoe

jordan 7 citrus

Jordan 7 Citrus

The Jordan 7 is one of the first truly performance driven Jordan shoes and possibly the best early Air Jordan as far as on-court performance. On top of that this retro is nearly flawless. Materials are on point, the shoe is sleek and well built, and as an added bonus, there are completely playable.
$ 200
  • Rating: 9

Latest Jordan Reviews

Air Jordan 4 Midnight Navy

Air Jordan 4 Midnight Navy Review

The Air Jordan 4 Midnight Navy is a twist on arguably the most popular colorway of the AJ 4, the AJ 4 White Cement. Colorway: White/Midnight Navy-Light Smoke Grey-Fire Red Release Date: October 29, 2022 Price: $210 The Air Jordan 4 White Cement is one of the most popular sneakers of all time. Sneakerheads who follow retros and know their
Air Jordan 4 Black Canvas

Air Jordan 4 Black Canvas Review

The Air Jordan 4 Black Canvas looks similar to previous Air Jordan 4 colorways. If you’re into simple, easy-to-match shoes, this may be the one for you. Colorway: Black/Light Steel Grey/White/Fire Red Release Date: October 22, 2022 Price: $200 We have another review of Chris’ favorite Air Jordan model of all time: the Air Jordan 4. This might be a
Air Jordan 1 High Denim

Air Jordan 1 High Denim Review

The Air Jordan 1 High Denim is a twist on a classic, as Jordan Brand says. However, it may have been meant for another season. Colorway: White/Worn Blue-Metallic Gold Release Date: September 22, 2022 Price: $170 Jodie reviews this women’s-specific release of the Air Jordan 1 High Denim. This shoe puts a twist on an all-time classic, the Air Jordan
Jordan System 23

Jordan System 23 Review

We reviewed the Jordan System 23 due to popular demand. It’s kind of crazy to see Jordan Brand go in this direction, but there is some history to consider. Colorway: Sail/Black-Light Orewood Brown Release Date: September 7, 2022 Price: $110 Crocs have taken over the foam-based shoe scene, especially since the pandemic. People stayed home and had no reason to
Air Jordan 6 Georgetown

Air Jordan 6 Georgetown Review

The Air Jordan 6 Georgetown continues the trend of suede retro basketball shoes from Jordan Brand. It’s another hit! Colorway: Magnet/College Navy Release Date: September 3, 2022 Price: $200 Michael Jordan wore the Air Jordan 6 during the 1991 NBA season when he won his first championship against Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers. Now we get the same
Air Jordan 4 Canyon Purple

Air Jordan 4 Canyon Purple Review

The Air Jordan 4 Canyon Purple is one of the few times that a release is regarded as beautiful by everyone. It’s about time for Jordans to go unisex. Colorway: Canyon Purple/Anthracite-Alligator-Safety Orange Release Date: December 3, 2022 Price: $200 Jordan Brand loves to separate men’s and women’s releases, though they do include extended sizing every now and then on

Jordan Basketball Shoes

Air Jordan 6 Georgetown

Air Jordan 6 Georgetown Review

The Air Jordan 6 Georgetown continues the trend of suede retro basketball shoes from Jordan Brand. It’s another hit! Colorway: Magnet/College Navy Release Date: September 3, 2022 Price: $200 Michael Jordan wore the Air Jordan 6 during the 1991 NBA season when he won his first championship against Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers. Now we get the same
Jordan Why Not .5

Jordan Why Not .5 Performance Review

The Jordan Why Not .5 will feel redundant to many people, and we can’t blame them. Despite that, it’s still a good performer, and Westbrook fans will be happy. Colorway: Amethyst Tint/Black/Chlorine Blue/Bright Crimson Release Date: March 1, 2022 Price: $130 The Jordan Why Not .5 is Russell Westbrook‘s newest signature shoe and it’s what we’ve come to expect. The
Jordan Zoom Separate

Jordan Zoom Separate Review: Luka Doncic’s Go-To Shoe

The Jordan Zoom Separate is Luka Doncic’s non-signature signature shoe for the 2021-2022 season. The shoe packs some interesting performance features, but, will it turn out to be a performance stand out on-court? Read on to find out.
Jordan One Take 3 - Russell Westbrook

Jordan One Take 3 Review

The Jordan One Take 3 is the latest silhouette to release for the new Los Angeles Lakers superstar, Russell Westbrook. Following up on the Jordan One Take 2 from early this year, Jalique shares his thoughts on the latest Jordan Brand performance basketball shoe.

Jordan Brand History

 

It’s crazy to think that the Jordan Brand almost didn’t happen. Can you imagine Michel Jordan rocking Adidas? If had been up to MJ at the time, that’s what would have happened.

When the GOAT was entering the league and fielding sponsorship offers, Nike was pretty low on his list. At the time, Nike was a struggling running shoe brand on the mend, concentrated on reinventing itself as a company for sports superstars. 

Jordan really wanted to sign with Adidas, but the German sneaker brand wasn’t able to put together an offer as the company was undergoing a leadership shift at the time. 

Converse also tried to bring MJ on board. Mike had rocked Converse in college playing for UNC (University of North Carolina) and was already familiar with the brand and what it brought to the table. But Converse already had several NBA superstars signed and Magic Johnson and Larry Bird were the faces of the brand. Converse made an offer, but apparently Michel wasn’t impressed and felt he would be just another basketball player on their already stellar roster of sponsored athletes. 

Still, Michel wasn’t sure about signing with Nike. Even after Nike offered MJ $500,000 a year for five years, Jordan took the offer to Adidas and to see if the brand could get “anywhere close” to the offer. But Adidas turned him down. Hindsight is 20/20, but it’s still crazy to think Adidas passed on Mike.   

Nike became Jordan’s best option by default and it ended up being a match made in heaven. Nike wanted to build an entire “brand inside the brand” around Jordan and his superhuman ability to dunk.

The Air Jordan I was released in April of 1985 and they were an instant hit. By May, Nike had sold $70 million worth of the shoes. INSANE. By the end of the year, Air Jordan had made Nike more than $100 million. Phil Knight, Nike’s co-founder, summed up the success of the Air Jordan 1’s as “the perfect combination of quality product, marketing, and athlete endorsement.”