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Air Jordan 33 Performance Review

According to virtually all reviewers, Air Jordan 33 impresses them most by its “unusual” appearance. It is also said that a lot of buyers like the shoe’s aesthetic. But honestly speaking, when I first saw the Air Jordan 33’s pictures, it didn’t left me any deep impression; if any, then it is the “homely” colorway. Later, by chance, I got a pair of this Air Jordan 33. So that’s why this review exists.

It is known that Allen Guo likes mint green very much and it seems Allen Guo is the spokesperson of the mint-green color. And after getting the shoe, what surges into my mind is that if regardless of the shoe’s setup, the shoe’s appearance can not be said to be impressive. Seeing the pictures alone, you may think the shoe as a low-top one. But to the contrary, it isn’t the case. But don’t be worried because for those who have high instep, this Jordan 33 is also available.

Looking at the shoe more carefully, you will find that the Fastfit’s forefoot lock is placed below the upper, which avoids accidents brought by the lacing system in most cases.

Compared with previous editions, there is not much changes in the cushion. It is still the regular forefoot Zoom+heel Hex Zoom+Flightspeed+Fastfit. But this is different from the other versions to some extent: the unlocked Zoom Air is back in the forefoot while the heel features a small Hex-Zoom unit–something we haven’t seen in an Air Jordan signature since the 22. With this improvement, practically all fans are delighted with the shoe’s cushion setup. They even shared that “it offers us an equal amount of mobility, court feel, and impact protection as the Air Jordan 32.” Indeed, it performs very well. The cushion is soft. Well, more precisely, it is super elastic. The feedback is immediate and sufficient. For most people, it is more than enough.

For me, another appealing setup is the “Fastfit that can finally come in handy”.  And this time the tightening system extends to the heel, which can be obviously found. The FastFit system of the AJ XXXIII is according to a large number of reviewers no gimmick . It uses easily and does an amazing job of securely locking the foot in place. But it is  is a bit tricky to tighten, several testers gripe.

Some remarked that Air Jordan 33 is overpriced. However, in the light of all the practical setup, the price is rational.

For all being no laces, support and wrapping in the Air Jordan 33 is quite awesome. Besides, made of mesh and synthetic overlays, the upper feels quite nice and light. Different from that of the Jordan 32, the textile of Jordan 33 here is far more lighter, thinner, and breathable. Providing that you fasten the strap, you may get stunned at the integrity of your feet and the shoe. And you will even feel you are just wearing a pair of socks. Surely, many of you who wear them on-court should enjoy them the way they are. Above all, it is the Fastfit that does a great help: it locks the foot especially the heel part quite well. To a large extent, but for the  Fastfit, the wrapping would have lacked.

Comfort is important. It is certain that Air Jordan 33 is comfortable enough that you will not want to take it off even when you are not on court. It is no joking! A reviewer declares that step-in comfort is really nice. So if you end up trying it, you will have the same feeling. In addition  to that, Jordan 33 fits true to size–it is something I enjoy very much for it really runs true to size.

In terms of the traction, the pattern is similar to that of the Nike Kobe AD NXT 360. Then what about the performance? Some of my friends who have tried the Jordan 33 shared that it has a better traction over  the Air Jordan 31 and 32. And here is my experience: the Air Jordan 33 bit the floor nicely when I was doing emergency stops; I’ve never run into any slipping on court whatever what kind of floor I play on; it showed no worn after many games. Therefore, this respect is something you can expect. And if you chance to have Jordan 33, then you should know I am just telling the truth.


Both very solid are the  traction and cushion. Materials used are carefully selected. The wrapping makes my feet integrated with the shoes. Aside from these, the cushion offers me a feeling of stepping on a pillow. In short, I am very satisfied with it.  I am not sure whether all of you will like it, but what is certain is that Air Jordan basketball shoes are fun to play in and Jordan 33 will be a necessity for some players.





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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”.