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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 37

Air Jordan 37 and 37 Low Performance Review

The Air Jordan 37 is a potential beast on the court with multiple changes from previous models. Aesthetically, though, they aren’t for everyone. Colorway: White/True Red-Light Silver-Black-Citrus Release Date: September 29, 2022 Price (Regular version): $185 Price (Low): $175 Michael Jordan wore the Air Jordan 7 when he joined the Dream Team in Barcelona for the 1992 Summer Olympics. They
Air Jordan 2 Low Responsibility

Air Jordan 2 Low Responsibility Review

The Air Jordan 2 Low Responsibility is a shoe that has received little to no attention – both from Jordan Brand and consumers. They deserve a look. Release Date: January 28, 2023 Price: $225 We’re back with another Air Jordan 2, this time in a low-top version. There were some inconsistencies with the last ones we reviewed; though these could
Air Jordan 2 Craft

Air Jordan 2 Craft Review

The Air Jordan 2 Craft is a women’s release looking to add to the recent repertoire of Air Jordan 2s. For the most part, it’s a good shoe. Colorway: Sail/Desert/Sunset Haze/Light Steel Grey Release Date: February 2023 Price: TBA There have been multiple Air Jordan 2 releases in the past few months. For such an unpopular shoe among enthusiasts, it’s
Air Jordan 4 SE Craft

Air Jordan 4 SE Craft Review

The Air Jordan 4 SE Craft is a shoe that features great materials by Jordan Brand standards. It fits right in with the previous Craft models. Colorway: Photon Dust/Pale Vanilla-Off White-Grey Fog-Flat Pewter-Sail Release Date: February 11, 2023 Price: $210 Material quality is a factor to consider when buying shoes, especially sneakers that are this expensive. When you get a
Air Jordan 1 Zoom Air CMFT 2

Air Jordan 1 Zoom Air CMFT 2 Review

The Air Jordan 1 Zoom Air CMFT 2 is a more comfortable version of one of the most recognizable sneakers of all time. Colorway: Black/Fire Red-Cement Grey-White Release Date: 2023 Price: $150 If you’ve worn a pair of Air Jordan 1s, you know that they can feel like bricks. The technology that the retros come with is close to the
Air Jordan 9 Olive Concord

Air Jordan 9 Olive Concord Review

The Air Jordan 9 Olive Concord is a (slightly) new take on an original Air Jordan 9 colorway. Colorway: Black/Bright Concord-Light Olive-Aquatone Release Date: TBD Price: $200 The Air Jordan 9 gets a retro release every once in a while, and the most recent iteration is the Air Jordan 9 Olive Concord. It’s a brand-new colorway, but it’s inspired by

Jordan Basketball Shoes

Air Jordan 2 Low Responsibility

Air Jordan 2 Low Responsibility Review

The Air Jordan 2 Low Responsibility is a shoe that has received little to no attention – both from Jordan Brand and consumers. They deserve a look. Release Date: January 28, 2023 Price: $225 We’re back with another Air Jordan 2, this time in a low-top version. There were some inconsistencies with the last ones we reviewed; though these could
Air Jordan 9 Fire Red

Air Jordan 9 Fire Red Review

The Air Jordan 9 Fire Red is a great colorway that uses some interesting materials. If it’s your thing, then you’re in luck. Colorway: White/Fire Red/Cool Grey Release Date: December 13, 2022 Price: $200 The Air Jordan 9 is one of the most underrated sneakers from Jordan Brand. Not many people hold it in high regard because Michael Jordan never
Air Jordan 12 Black Taxi

Air Jordan 12 Black Taxi Review

The Air Jordan 12 Black Taxi is a great colorway that’s going to be easy to match with any outfit – on and off the court. Colorway: Black/Taxi Release Date: December 3, 2022 Price: $200 The Air Jordan 12 is one of the most recognizable sneakers ever, although that could be said for almost all early Air Jordans. We’re familiar
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 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.”