The Tinker Hatfield-designed Air Jordan 29 is very much a performance shoe, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t show up in more casual settings in the future.This time we’re zooming in on the Air Jordan XX9 in black and team orange – that’s the one with the jumbo Jumpman branding across the side and the more covert elephant print touches.
We check it out below :
The Air Jordan XX9’s ankle support comes from a tight internal foam. Compared to the Air Jordan XX8 , the supporting of Air Jordan 29 will be better.The ankle supporting of Air Jordan 29 were from the padding on both side of the shoes with irregular filling on the inside of the heel, which can covered whole ankle. But the material of the upper itself is soft, so there is no way to get full marks here. However, this is also the footfeel of AJ XX9, which has a close-fitting .
For material ,the upper is made by Performance Woven. When the designer sees the car “airbag”, which instantly bursts and bears the impact.The designer determined to find fabric technology that can carry this impact; Tinker Hatfield found the material of tie which he describes the technology in HD (high quality) . then you’re reminded of how awesome they feel – being so broken in – when it comes time to mow your lawn.
Performance Woven can bring amazing performance, like the Wings poster under the Air Jordan XX9 is a piece of cloth woven by this technology, you can see Michael Jordan’s beard can see it carefully.
The sample of Air Jordan XX9 is hand-painted directly on the fabric model by Tinker Hatfield, it can be seen in the design of the outsole wave pattern.
Performance Woven fits the soles of the feet more than any other shoe. The Air Jordan XX9’s upper is almost entirely composed of the outer Performance Woven and the lining of the fabric. Generally, when the shoes are put on, you can feel the gap between the upper and the instep, and even feel the covering and supporting details of each part. After wearing the twenty-nine generations for the first time, people will not know how to describe them at once. The feeling of the feet of these shoes, because on the inside of the skull, the instep, is almost the extension of the feet.
The HighlightPlate in the middle is the elegant performance of the Air Jordan XX9. In addition to the elastic plane that the forefoot touches the Zoom Air, the valley shape of the arch is grounded with a foam midsole, allowing the front and rear forefoot to get a smoother connection, HighlightPlate play an important functional core role inside and outside.
Most of the Air Jordan XX9’s mid-outole structure can be said to be from the previous generation Air Jordan XX8. However, since the Air Jordan XX8 has been built for more than two years, the design team has mastered the FlightPlate feature. In the past two years, Air Jordan 28, Melo 10, Super.Fly 2 and Dominate Pro training shoes ,all of theses shoes used FlightPlate , although Air Jordan XX9 usd the FlightPlate, but the feet are different. For XX9, the distance difference between the center of the forefoot and the two sides is lowered, so that the XX9 has a more obvious sense of the ground. The foot can be touched to the ground with a smaller left and right roll. In fact, the feeling of the field is better than the start of the XX8. “Quick” is a little bit better. It can be said that the feature that FlightPlate allows Zoom Air to give back and adds a better court feeling .
This time, the HighlightPlate exposed in the middle is the elegant performance of the Air Jordan XX9. In addition to the elastic plane that the forefoot touches the Zoom Air, the valley shape of the arch is grounded with a foam midsole, allowing the front and rear palms to move. Get a smoother connection, and play an important functional core role inside and outside.
Traction: When I first laid eyes on the outsole pattern, but not quite up to the same level as the XX8.The traction of the Air Jordan XX9 actually still really good. Especially we play in the inside court , the grip is great.In contrast, due to the special structure of the sole (We can felt the center of the forefoot is slightly higher than the surrounding area ), So the area of the ground is relatively small when I land it. I think the feeling of the Air Jordan XX9 is not a drag, as long as with a slight shift in the center of gravity.
Air Jordan XX9 ‘s box was opened “Air Jordan XX9 is only suitable for indoor venues”. In normal indoor venues, the situation is not bad, because Performance Woven weaving Like the block cloth, plus the midsole TPU, both are materials that are not prone to creases. It is not difficult to keep the appearance of the product carefully, but the four-layer weave Performance Woven will be more durability
I also tried the Air Jordan XX9, Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low and Nike KD7 shoes, from the almost dazzling integration of technology of theses shoes , I think these shoes have their own characteristics，but I like this Air Jordan 29 best
Overall,Air Jordan 29 made it work better then added some new tech on top of that. They took something great and made it even better