KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Air Jordan Flight Plate. Introduced in the Air Jordan XX8, this technology serves to enhance the brand's s existing innovations such as Zoom Air.
What is it? A Pebax moderator plate which is sandwiched below Zoom Air units. Not only does this help to deflect force and enhance the Zoom Air cushioning, it also acts as a bridge between the forefoot and heel, marking the first time in an Air Jordan model where there was a true separation between the two zones.
How does it work? The Flight Plate's main purpose is to maximize the responsiveness of Zoom Air cushioning. By compressing and deflecting on the units during action, the Flight Plate "unlocks" the power of Zoom Air. The pressure of the Flight Plate against the Zoom bags help to create a new level of responsiveness and cushion that you can actually feel compressing and decompressing on the court.
Bottom line: If you're a fan of Zoom Air, you'll love the enhanced feel offered by Flight Plate technology.