Air Jordan Super.Fly 2017 REVIEW: Is it Truly BACK?
Blake Griffin, the star who pretty much everyone forgot, is back with another endorsed shoe from the Super.Fly line. After a sub-par 5, let’s see how the new one performs in my Air Jordan Super.Fly 2017 review!
I’ll talk about the shoe’s tech specs, the fit, performance, the upper and decide it it’s worth the price. Let’s start the Air Jordan Super.Fly 2017 review!
WEIGHT: 399 G. / 14.07 OZ
TYPE: MID TOP
RETAIL PRICE: $140
TECH: REACT & PHYLON
FIT: TRUE TO SIZE
MY RATING: 9/10
BUY ON: FINISH LINE
REACT & PHYLON
The cushion setup is now Nikey’s new technology – full-length React foam within a Phylon carrier. Love it or hate it, it’s a competitive cushioning system that provides all the critical attributes a player needs while playing.
AN OVERALL SOLID EXPERIENCE
There’s nothing special or extremely awesome about the shoe’s fit but there’s also nothing wrong, either. It comes in three different material options and all of ’em offer setups for just about every player out there.
I’m a slight wide footer and they fit me true to size perfectly almost right off the bat. On the version that I got with the sturdier materials, a slight break-in period was needed but it was actually really quick and hassle-free compared to most other shoes with harder uppers.
No heel slippage, no containment or lockdown issues, I didn’t feel a single flaw in this one. It may not be as light or soft as the sock-like the Crazy Explosive PK but this isn’t meant to be that.
Overall, not the lightest and most mobile shoe on planet Earth but it offers a player a secure, correct and comfortable experience with no issues.
If you looked at my Hyperdunk 2017 review, the React implementation is pretty much the same here. In a nutshell, a very low to the ground, responsive and court feel-focused setup.
Not a very bouncy ride but it still manages to offer you a good amount of heel impact protection and a very minimal power return that still feels better than your concrete Kyrie 2’s or even the Kyrie 3’s.
There are translucent and solid rubber options depending on the colorway but what’s really nice is they both perform really well regardless. Nikey has a poor history with translucent rubber traction but this one – they did it right.
Played both indoors and outdoors – killer traction. I guess I wouldn’t put it in my top five best tractions of all time but that doesn’t really mean that much when this one performs completely fine, it gripped the floor well at all times, I slipped maybe 3-5 times in the WHOLE testing period.
The rubber compound doesn’t look too weak and the pattern isn’t on the pliable side. It’s not an outdoor shoe but I’d be willing to bet that it would last longer than most of your indoor shoes out there.
This is will vary depending on the upper option and mine was the suede at the front and neoprene at the back. It’s the sturdiest and most durable option, so support is also the best here.
There are all of your main features: an internal heel counter, a torsional shank, a supportive upper, a pretty in-your-face outrigger and a correct fit resulting in a very solid shoe that will hold you at all times.
The Super.Fly 2017 compromises on the weight and mobility aspects a bit but you get great support, proper lock-in and issue-free containment.
OLD SCHOOL IS BACK
My variant of the upper is the “old school” style materials: very nice suede at the front and pretty think and soft neoprene at the back.
Like I said, this combo doesn’t scream lightness or pure freedom since suede is pretty heavy and not on the breathable side, plus suede isn’t giving up on cleaning too much. However, the whole setup is implemented very well thanks to modern technologies, so the sneaker still feels just the way is should.
Durability is the strong point here. Rack up games inside or wreck them at the park, I’m sure they’ll hold up for a long time.
PRICE VS. QUALITY
THE JORDANS ARE GETTING CHEAPER TOO!
What’s cool about brand competition is the consumers keep getting better prices. AJ is a very pricy brand and seeing a $140 price tag on a popular shoe is awesome and not seen that much before.
The shoe absolutely delivers and that’s why I think QUALITY wins this one. You can’t purchase a better bang for your buck Air Jordan right now.
BEST FOR ALL PLAYERS WHO DON’T NEED MUCH BOUNCE
The AJ Super.Fly 2017 screams versatility and pure performance. If you’re looking for a shoe that brings all the solid aspects to the table, plus a bit more, this one’s for you.
I guess it doesn’t have my favourite cushioning or an absurd amount of mobility, it delivers on security and performance.
+ A SOLID & SECURE FIT, GOOD FOR WIDE FOOTERS
+ SUPERB TRACTION ANYWHERE YOU PLAY
+ FANTASTIC SUPPORT
– WOULD FEEL LACKLUSTER AFTER A BOOST SHOE
WHERE DO I GET IT?
I currently see the biggest variety, sizes and best prices on Finish Line. I always order from them and made a cool little summary why. Check this out, if you’re not familiar.
WHY YOU SHOULD BY ON FINISH LINE
- Free shipping
- Great shipping speeds (ranging from 1 to 6 days)
- You can return the shoes to get your money back
- Very fast & easy buying process
- User reviews are often very detailed & helpful
- All the latest releases are here first most of the time
Okay, that’s it for the review! I hope you found it useful!
I like to hear your thoughts on this. Will you be picking it up? Have a question?