Designed to accommodate versitility the Jordan Super.Fly 5 Basketball Shoes are the perfect shoe no matter how you play. Designed for versitle players like Blake Griffin, the Air Jordan Super.Fly 5 Basketball Shoes is a great shoe for you to show how you play. The supportive upper is lightweight, breathable and is designed to move as you do. Synthetic skin overlays provide some much needed durability. The foam midsole that features a Zoom Air unit in the forefoot provides maximum comfort and responsive cushioning. The rubber outsole features a modified herringbone pattern to provide excellent grip as you make cuts on the court. The pattern is also peaked so it provides traction even as the rubber begins to wear down, Blake Griffin’s newly endorsed shoe has came out, so let’s see if it’s any good and if it improved from the previous Super.Fly 4. I am really excited to try these out especially since lots of people seem to hate them. The Super Fly 5 uses a honeycomb traction pattern with thin grooves and a hard rubber compound. On a clean indoor court, the traction is pretty good and you stick to the floor pretty well. On a dusty court like the one Sammy plays on, this outsole attracts a ton of dust and caused Sammy to slide quite a lot. This New Jordans 2016 uses a Phylon midsole and a forefoot Zoom Air unit for its cushioning system. Surprisingly, Sammy said that he could feel the Zoom unit quite well. The Zoom unit feels pretty bouncy and the overall cushion provides good impact protection and decent court feel. It did require a substantial amount of break in time in order for Sammy to get this effect, he reported that it took about 5 days (they usually play a few hours per day so the break in time was at least 5-10 hours) to break the cushion in. Overall, this cushion felt pretty nice which was not what we expected, earning the Super Fly 5 a rating of 8/10 for its cushion. The materials used for the upper do not stretch which is good for the midfoot and forefoot support. The shoe has one major problem as far as support is concerned. The Super Fly 5 uses an inner bootie construction for a snug fit, which is fine, but the upper wraps over that inner bootie to provide strength and rigidity which you need. The problem is that the upper is not able to tighten around the ankle area because the inner sleeve and Achilles pillows create too much separation. The result of this is that the Super Fly 5 provides no ankle protection whatsoever, and Sammy rolled his ankle quite badly a few times. Much to Sammy’s dismay, he tested the Jordan Super Fly 5 due to the high volume of requests from our viewers to review this shoe. The Sole Brothers were not fans of the Jordan Super.Fly 4 which is why Sammy was not excited about reviewing this shoe. The Super.Fly 4 was not a horrible basketball shoe, but it was not even remotely close to being as good as most other shoes. Jordans 2017 has unveiled the latest iteration of its Super.Fly shoe, the Super.Fly 5. The shoes have a lightweight upper and inner sleeve that provides both breathability and support. The Nike Zoom Air forefoot supplies responsive cushioning, while an inner sleeve with foam pods add comfort. In celebration of the Super.Fly 5, Jordan invited English artist James Roper to draw inspiration from the Jordan Super.Fly 5 in his artwork. Roper’s illustrations were influenced by Griffin’s explosive style of play and the Nike Zoom technology. The lockdown in this shoe is pretty good overall, especially in the midfoot and forefoot areas. The ankle and heel areas are locked in, but since the support is so bad in that area, you do not feel locked in and safe. Overall the Jordan Super Fly 5 earns a rating of 9/10 for fit/support/lockdown. The Super.FLy 5 has be available for purchase. For more information, check out Jordans2017.com.