10 Best Jordan Retro Shoes
Updated on: March 2023
Best Jordan Retro Shoes in 2023
Jordan Mens Air Legacy 312 Hight Top Lace Up Basketball, Black, Size 13.0
Jordan Air IV (4) Retro SE (FIBA)
Jordan Air III (3) Retro TH SP White/University Red
Nike Mens Air Jordan 12 Retro Gym Red/Black Suede Size 9.5
- Brand New
- 100% Authentic
- Original Packaging
Jordan Nike Mens Air 5 Retro Laney Leather Basketball Shoes (10)
Nike Air Jordan Protro Max 720 Bred Black Gym Red BQ6623-600 US Size 12
- Style#: BQ6623-600
- A 720 Air unit runs the length of the outsole for visible, bouncy cushioning.
- Internal bootie construction provides snug comfort.
- External heel strap offers a secure fit and added stability.
- Eyelet loops circle the whole ankle so you can lace the shoe your way.
Jordan Air Mens 6 Retro CI3125-100
Air Jordan 11 Basketball Shoe Gym Red/Black-white Size 10 M US
Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro SE Mens Basketball Trainers CI1184 Sneakers Shoes (UK 9.5 US 10.5 EU 44.5, Black White Gum 001)
Jordan Air 14 Retro Se Mens Bq3685-001 Size 10
The Nu'Retro 2 by Air Jordan: Sneaker Retrospective Series
The Nu'Retro 2 takes direct cues from its predecessor. From the cup sole, high-top cut, stitched bordering and even the original Air Jordan wings logo, the Retro 2 is trim and sleek in a truly credible way.
With its inspiration aimed solely at the original Nike Air Jordan II, the Nu'Retro 2 takes direct cues from its predecessor. From the cup sole, high-top cut, stitched bordering and even the original Air Jordan wings logo, the Retro 2 is trim and sleek in a truly credible way. But along with similarities, there are differences as well. For one, the Retro 2 makes use of a full-length Air sole unit for more comfort (the original used only an Air pocket in the heel); the Retro's foot bridge also has a synthetic leather cover that shields the laces, making adding new shoelaces a near-impossibility (as the original uses a traditional lace-up system). Then there are the details on the bottom of the shoe, where his career achievements through 1987 are documented, the addition of the Jumpman logo that was first introduced in the 1987-1988 NBA season, and an all-black/silver colorway (as the original Air Jordan II was the only mainline Jordan shoe that was not released in black).
The Retro 2 is definitely a stylish shoe, but performance on the hardwood can be varied. While the Retro does have good ankle support, due to the high cut, and while the Nubuck synthetic leather on the shoe doesn't stretch or degrade as quickly as natural full-grain leather, there are some issues that can halt a player on the court after a game or two. One reason is that the shoe underfoot lacks the support of most modern shoes; while the comfort of the Air-sole is much appreciate, the lack of external arch support (such as a carbon fiber plate) makes landings, fast breaks, and quick cuts on the floor more of a conscious job than an effortless hobby. Also, as the shoe is made up entirely of man-made materials (including a shiny polyester lining), the Retro 2 has near-zero breathability, making feet hot quicker without a place for heat to escape at all. The high cut of the Retro also makes the Achilles tendon vulnerable if playing low-cut socks is a must. Compounded with the thickness of the outsole and insole, and court feel underfoot can be like playing in astronaut boots.
The best thing about the shoe for collectors is that the Nu'Retro series was cut out of Jordan's plans after this model was released in 2003. But then again, on-court performance isn't everything-casual style in a premium, moderately comfortable shoe is still much appreciated, even if it does better on the pavement than on the hardwood. Plus, if a true retro sneaker can't be had, a Nu'Retro can be just as good.