“This year’s game shoe, the AJ XXXIII, is the first basketball shoe to feature FastFit technology, which provides ultimate lockdown to prepare athletes for flight,” said Michael Jordan in a statement. That is an exciting news ,the Air Jordan XXXIII rewrites the story of the greatest basketball shoe on the planet. Its revolutionary FastFit closure system locks you in for flight, while its new Flightspeed technology is tuned for propulsion.
Essentially functioning as a manual version of Nike’s Electro Adaptive Reactive Lacing (E.A.R.L.) tech found in shoes like the Mag and HyperAdapt 1.0, FastFit allows athletes to tweak the fit of the sneaker to better suit their personal needs. Through the use of cables that stretch throughout the shoe, wearers are able to yank an elastic pull tab to land on one of 12 “clicks” offered by the customizable fit system.
The Air Jordan 33 is inspired by space suits, both visually and technologically, and it also draws from Tinker Hatfield’s Air Jordan 3 (see the Nike Air on the heel?). Of course, the shoe has tons of Jordan and Nike DNA; the window of the tightening system mimics the original Air window and the large tongue makes a perfect spot for a Jumpman logo.
“Athletes tie and untie their shoes several times during a game, because the fit changes. The Air Jordan XXXIII provides a more consistent fit across the entire shoe with just one pull for lockdown.”
The new strap of the shoe , this kind of Air Jordan XXXIII provides a more consistent fit across the entire shoe with just one pull for lockdown.
“We were focused on Flight Utility. A lot of our inspiration came from space suits and the purposeful, functional materials used to make them. They’re also purposeful in how color is used to indicate how things work or what to do during take-off. We applied that same attention to detail — mixing materials and using color instructionally — to the Air Jordan XXXIII.”
“FastFit is what locks you down, but it locks you down over a carbon plate. There’s less foam around the Zoom bag for underfoot sensation and room to compress and deflect. It all works together to make the Air Jordan XXXIII light and strong, as well as more interactive and innovative.”
Flight has always been part of Jordan DNA, the Vice President of Design David Creech always been said “Our team considered the utility-led design of space flight suits and used that inspiration to help craft the AJ XXXIII. Like those suits, the shoe features visible technology designed for function, but that also becomes a staple style element.
Elsewhere, the Jordan 33 boasts a textile upper which helps keep things lightweight and adds targeted support in areas where players will need it most. Notable design elements on the upper include an oversized Jumpman logo at the tongue and OG-style Nike Air embroidery on the heel.
In terms of cushioning, the 33 sees the return of the FlightSpeed carbon fiber plate, which works in tandem with a Zoom Air unit that’s been tweaked for higher levels of responsiveness.
The Air Jordan 33 will be cushioned by a large-volume forefoot Zoom Air unit and a hex Zoom unit at the heel. Moreover, the shoe will feature the latest iteration of Flight Speed, which now uses the same carbon plate as the Zoom VaporFly 4%. So, Flight Speed + Zoom Air + FastFit = Air Jordan 33.
The Air Jordan 33 is currently set to release on Thursday, Oct. 18 for a retail price of $175 in North America, $185 globally.
We are looking forward it .