There are training sneakers, and then there are gameday sneakers. The Jordan Super.Fly certainly fits in the latter category.

The Super.Fly basketball sneaker is designed to compliment the foot’s anatomy for a fit that is virtually unmatched. The shoe uses a three-layer Hyperfuse upper that decreases overall weight and provides excellent ventilation thanks to its composite construction. The kicks use Nike’s exceptional Lunarlon cushioning, which is 30 percent lighter than traditional phylon, yet still provides that extra bounce to your step.

One of the most important elements in a basketball sneaker is ankle support. It just so happens that ankle support is perhaps the strongest performance element of the Super.Fly. The semi-mid construction locks the ankle firmly in place, providing an increased sense of security. The shoes allow the player to make quick cuts on the court without skipping a beat.

Sneaker Report weartesters laced up the kicks on both hardwood and asphalt courts. The result was a shoe that could handle a thorough beating and, at the same time, increase a player’s maneuverability on either surface. The versatility and range of motion on the shoes make them ideal for guard play. The Nike Zoom unit in the heel helps keep the players' center of gravity low to the ground for better balance, while the rubber outsole features a data-informed traction pattern that is designed to help you take flight.

Bottom Line: The Jordan Super.Flys are an excellent choice for speedy and athletic ballers looking for soft, responsive footing on the court.

Weight: 13.2 ounces

Grab a pair for $140 at Nike.

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