The AJ XXXII was that shoe which brought the Jordan brand back on the winning streak again. Beastly performance & outstanding silhouette from top to bottom. No room for error whatsoever.
So today we‘re looking at a low-top variation of the AJ 32‘s, giving some love for our low-top lovers.
And as always, we‘re keeping this review nice & short since the low version isn‘t any different from the mid-top version other than a few missing inches on top.
So without further ado, let‘s dive into this!
WEIGHT: 453.5 g. / 16 oz
TECH: ZOOM AIR, FLIGHTSPEED, FLYKNIT
FIT: TRUE TO SIZE
RETAIL PRICE: $160
BD RATING: 9.1/10
BEST PLACE TO BUY: FINISH LINE
CAN‘T BE BETTER THAN THAT
Aside from not having those leather wings on the ankle portion & a lower cut, the rest of the upper remains identical. Which means you’re getting, in my opinion, the best Flyknit implementation in the whole hoop sneaker industry.
Let me ask you a question. What could be possibly better than having an upper which is capable to offer you the best Flyknit experience in the business, while still maintaining support & containment on a highest level? The answer is NOTHING.
SAME STUFF. SAME AWESOME OUTCOME.
Probably the best way to describe this whole Zoom Air “madness” would be – VERSATILITY.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a true guard who is really unfolds when having a super responsive, low to the ground setup with some perfectly balanced bounce. Or you’re a rim protector who lives in the paint and requires a ton of impact protection alongside with bouncy ride for excellent force absorption.
OR maybe you’re a blend of both of these two, like LeBron James himself? That’s perfectly fine since the UNLOCKED forefoot & bottom loaded heel duo is capable of doing everything.
Clutch moment. Your team is losing by single position. 30 seconds left on the shot clock. Opponent’s ball. Need a stop & a quick bucket to tie or win with a splash. Go big or go home situation. What’s your pick?
If you ask me, the AJ 32 or the adidas Crazy Explosive ’17 is what I’m choosing. Both of these two will serve you the best in these clutch situations when there’s no room for error. Just pure “stop on a dime” performance on any type of court.
However, some of you guys where saying that the lows did bite the floor a tad bit more aggressive than the mids. And although this could be true, I personally didn’t notice any noticeable differences while testing them out. So I’m not sure about that.
EMPHASIZING ANKLE TRANSITION
Let’s first cover the ankle section since this is what separates the lows from mids.
Obviously, the AJ 32 low doesn’t feature that extra piece of leather & a few inches of sculpted cushion for your ankles. And while for some of you it might sound too much to give away, as a matter of fact, you’re giving away basically nothing.
The main sculpted heel cushion pillows that I love so much are still in place, giving you that hug like experience for your heel. So if you need that comfort, there’s still plenty of it left.
And those missing wings on the sides set your ankles free, giving you wider range of motion and of course, more fluent ankle transition which is the key components for guards to move without any hold ups.
Other than that, the fit is identical which means you want to go true to size no matter what. Just give them a few short spins on the court for Flyknit to nicely form your foot for that lovely one to one fit once broken in.
Listen, if you worry about your ankles getting injured, just grab the mids and have that piece of mind that you’re safe. But in reality, that extra piece of material isn’t gonna cut it. Whether you’re wearing low-tops or mid-tops, in those injury situations you’re screwed anyway.
So having that low cut you’re giving away a small portion of containment around your ankle that make you feel comfortable if not. But it definitely doesn’t increase the change of getting injured whatsoever.
Again, apart from this, the whole shoe’s construction is just simply stacked of all kinds of support features to ensure perfect lockdown & stability within the midsole going from toe to heel.
So hear you have it folks, the AJ 32 Low has been covered and now it’s ready to hit that TOP 10 which is will be up really soon. Just bear with me as this year’s TOP 10 is going to be a whole lot different and I have a feeling you gonna like it a lot.
Back to the 32 lows, if you do prefer having your ankles wide open to take a full control over your body, while receiving phenomenal performance in all main areas. The Air Jordan 32 Low is definitely will not let you down for sure. What can I say. Jordan brand continues the winning streak with its flagship basketball line.
Hope you enjoyed my Performance Review on the AIR JORDAN XXXII LOW. Will you be picking them up? Let me know!
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment down below!