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Air Jordan 33 PF Peformance Review

Designed by Tate Kuerbis, Air Jordan 33  is the thirty-third basketball shoe in the Air Jordan legacy. There is no deny that Air Jordan series bring about a great deal of attention every year. Whether you have the desire to buy or not, I know that you all are keen on seeing what surprise Air Jordan would bring  to us. You may ask ” How is its performance?”  But after all, “Facts speak louder than words.” The answer you want is below. So go on reading.


The appearance is of great importance, isn’t it? From my own perspective, a shoe’s appearance is one of the important indicators when buying shoes. Suppose that there is a super nice shoe on the shelf, wouldn’t you be attracted? Chances are that you will buy it even without giving it a second thought.


For me, when I saw Jordan 33 at the first sight, it gave me an impression that it was not designed simple, but perplexing. A highlight of Jordan is that it features the new FastFit lacing system, making you think of the deconstruction of off-white. The FastFit lockdown tech does cross the whole upper.  As is seen as well, there is the iconic Air Jordan logo in the shoe tongue.


On top of the above, Nike also equips a vintage embroidery “NIKE AIR” logo at the heel.


The cushion, as you expected before, is always excellent. You can never suspect Air Jordan models’ cushion performance. If you’ve wore Air Jordan 32 before then you’ll receive much of the same in terms of mobility, court feel, and impact protection. As is said to be a legendary shoe, of course, Jordan 33 is superior to other sneakers in many aspects and so is the cushion. It equips with a a full-length Zoom Air bag in the shoe. I should say the foot feel it offers  is fantastic. You can also see clearly in the forefoot side that there is a small red Zoom Air cushion, looking appealing and making you want to have a try. Being able to cop one pair of Jordan 33, I’d tell you my experience that the moment you put them on, you will feel the strong feedback in the forefoot. If enough pressure is placed, say jumping high and then stepping on it with your whole strength, the bouncy feeling is more apparent.


It is the half-foot inner boot plus the FastFit  lockdown tech that greatly improves the shoe’s wrapping and support. Were it not the two settings, you would experience much slipping. After wearing the shoe, it provides you lockdown and your foot can just stay in the footbed securely. For the upper, it is made of leather mesh stitching. As for the forefoot, it is reinforced with leather to provide powerful support when direction change and emergency stop are needed.


Here I’d mention that there might be some extra space in the forefoot while your midfoot is tightly locked. And because of the softness of the upper, the support is a bit not enough. But there is no need worrying slipping for your foot is tightly locked resulting in no deviation of your foot.


For the traction, the shoe is installed with crystal outsole along with some small grains. Such kind of combination can surely offer an excellent grip. It just bits the floor very well. However, as is known to all, the durablity of crystal outsole can’t be so satisfying. So if you are dying for a long-lasting outsole, then Air Jordan 33 is not for you. But on the other hand, one advantage of the outsole is that it will not attract dust to it; hence, you can expect a wonderful experience no matter indoors or outdoors. Personally, if compared with Jordan 31 and 32, Jordan 33 turns out to be the best of the three.


Last but not least, the fit. It fits me true to size——something I enjoy very much. Definitely, this goes the same for most people. But for those with high instep, it would be a little hard to put on. However, I don’t think this would be a deal breaker.



Since its officially release on September 20th, 2018, Nike Air Jordan 33 has been gaining a lot of popularity. In my opinion, Air Jordan 33 is head of its time. The traction and cushion are both very solid; the fit is fantastic; the wrapping works surprisingly well. With all these, you are running into a combat “feast”.


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