So for a budget Jordan release, I couldn’t resist these. These look dope, these have an upper like the XX9. That’s all I needed to make myself buy ’em and test them out. So here’s my detailed Jordan B Fly review.
I’ll talk about the shoe’s tech specs, fit, performance, materials and decide it it’s worth the price. Let’s start the Jordan B Fly review!
ZOOM AIR & PHYLON
We got a simple budget cushion setup – a Phylon midsole and a bottom loaded ZOOM unit in the forefoot.
Something you’d expect from a $110 shoe. HOWEVER, I can say that the Phylon foam on these is pretty great and doesn’t feel that cheap at all.
My favorite aspect of the shoe is the fit and comfort itself. And that’s very important.
I have a slightly wide foot and they fit PERFECT for me. True to size, secure, but not restrictive at all, super soft and comfortable, stable. No slippage, no dead space, no gimmicks.
The upper is f**king awesome and makes for a great experience while playing. If you have regular or narrow foot, you can try going down half a size but that will provide you a super snug fit. If you want a comfy, regular foot and don’t like your shoes super tight then go true to size.
For a basic setup, this feels great. Right off the bat, don’t expect anything super soft and bouncy since this is not that type of setup. However, the Phylon foam on these is definitely high-quality and you can slightly feel that ZOOM unit in the forefoot.
I got a little bit of cushion, minimal impact protection and they obviously felt very responsive with plenty of court feel for those who need it. A responsive-first type of cushion but nothing rock-like like the Kyrie 2’s.
We have an interesting looking pattern that comes with a translucent or solid rubber outsoles, depending on the colorway. I’d obviously recommend the solid rubber ones since those are simply more trustworthy.
On my solid rubber pair, these performed fine. Nothing crazy like the KD 9 but gets the job done for most players. The pattern has these large dots that stick out of the outsole. I can’t really say they help anything but the traction wasn’t bad.
Gripped the floor well, the pattern is really dense and compact, so dust will be a factor and you’ll need to wipe frequently. The rubber itself doesn’t look that strong, so I’d stay away from outdoor courts.
For a super soft upper like this one, the shoe has solid support. An internal heel counter, asymmetrical lacing system, the base itself is pretty wide and the fit is superb.
Of course, these aren’t gonna be supportive on a D Rose 7 level but players who tear around the court like that guy should get the Rose 7’s instead.
Still, containment was fine on the Jordan B Fly, so was the lockdown. Nothing to complain about, especially if you’re a less explosive/athletic player.
PERFORMANCE WOVEN AT ITS FULL GLORY
Without a doubt, the #1 aspect of the shoe is the pure woven upper that feels EXACTLY like on the XX9. Performance Woven in all of its glory. Soft, light and I mean STUPID light, breathable, strategically supportive in certain areas and strategically loose in certain areas.
This a premium upper at a bang for your buck price and that’s why the Jordan B.Fly really surprised me.
Of course, this is not a very durable upper, so again, outdoor play isn’t recommended. Indoors, you’ll be fine.
BEST FOR MOST LIGHTER PLAYERS
The Air Jordan B.Fly is surprisingly a great performer at a budget price. Simple as that. If you like lower profile cushion setups, if you play mostly indoors, you’re a fan of soft and AMAZING uppers and you’re on a budget, get these!
+ AWESOME ALL-AROUND FIT & COMFORT
+ A PREMIUM UPPER ON A BUDGET
+ A SIMPLE, BUT SOLID CUSHION SETUP
– TRACTION IS SENSITIVE TO DUST, NOT FOR OUTDOORS
– SUPPORT COULD BE A LITTLE WEAK FOR SERIOUSLY EXPLOSIVE PLAYERS
Okay, that’s it for the review! I hope you found it useful!