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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 5 X DJ Khaled We The Best

Air Jordan 5 x DJ Khaled We The Best Review

The Air Jordan 5 x DJ Khaled We The Best is yet another collab from Jordan Brand with a hip-hop artist. Nothing too special outside of that. Colorway: Sail/Washed Yellow-Violet Star Release Date: November 28, 2022 Price: $225 DJ Khaled has risen into one of the most influential musical icons in recent memory. We all know his famous taglines like
Air Jordan 11 Varsity Red

Air Jordan 11 Varsity Red Review

The Air Jordan 11 Varsity Red is the yearly Air Jordan 11 holiday release for 2022. It’s decent but lacking the expected AJ 11 hype. Let’s find out why. Colorway: White/Varsity Red-Black Release Date: December 10, 2022 Price: $225 Every year, we get an Air Jordan 11 during the holiday season. Last year, it was the Air Jordan 11 Cool
Air Jordan 1 Lost and Found

Air Jordan 1 Lost and Found Review

The Air Jordan 1 Lost and Found is arguably the most hyped shoe of 2022, and it’s almost perfect. Colorway: Varsity Red/Black-Sail-Muslin Release Date: November 19, 2022 Price: $180 Chances are you already know about this shoe, it’s been rumored for over a year. The Air Jordan 1 Lost and Found has made the rounds online since late 2021, and
Air Jordan 2 Retro Low 2022

Air Jordan 2 Retro Low 2022 Review

The Air Jordan 2 Low SP Shelflife is a good sneaker with excellent materials, especially by Jordan Brand standards. Colorway: White/Sail-Light Bone-Bright Mandarin Release Date: October 21, 2022 Price: $200 The Air Jordan 2 Low Titan tells stories from the basketball-crazy country of the Philippines. Be sure to check your pairs, though as some production errors are prevalent on many
Air Jordan 1 Gorge Green

Air Jordan 1 Gorge Green Review

The Air Jordan 1 Gorge Green is an improved version of recent and previous Air Jordan 1 retros. Release Date: November 26, 2022 Price: $180 We have been getting so many pairs of the Air Jordan 1 lately. It can be challenging to choose which is the right one for you unless you buy all or most of them. The
Jordan Dub Zero

Jordan Dub Zero Retro 2022 Review

The Jordan Dub Zero Retro 2022 isn’t the most popular non-signature hybrid Jordan lifestyle model, but it does come with cool elements from various Air Jordan models. Colorway: White/Legend Blue-Black-Neutral Grey Release Date: October 1, 2022 Price: $160 Like Mrs. Wing, you might be thinking: “Are these the original Jordan Two Trey?” No. They’re far from that, and Chris will

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.”