I recently purchased Air Jordan 34. It’s really cool. Let’s have a closed look at it today.
Unit Weight: 380g
Size：a little small, I suggest you to purchase half size bigger
The shoebox looks good.
The front side of shoebox is laser graven Roman numerals 34. The design is special.
The side of shoebox is Mose code, but it’s not 34, it’s 23.
The interesting part of the shoebox is the bilateral hollow out.
Unboxing: It’s really very cool. When seeing the picture of Air Jordan 34, I already love it.
In recent years, the appearance of most of basketball shoes are similar. But I haven’t found Air Jordan 34 has similar part as other basketball shoes.
No mater the appearance of Air Jordan 34 or the hollow out design of insole, I think it’s a pair of creative shoes.
The other important part of Air Jordan 34 is the technology. How to reduce the weight of shoes without reducing the performance? That should be the vamp.
Excepting the independent shoe heel and shoe tongue, the vamp doesn’t use leather and knit. It uses ‘cicada’s wings’ mesh ventilated material. It’s light and thin.
Except the ventilated material, it also uses other material to reinforce the shoe heel and the part rounding the shoelaces.
You can see that the shoe tongue also has the ventilated holes. It’s also helpful to reduce the weight.
But the hollow out of insole design is the most important part which reduce the weight.
The hollow out technology of insole is called Eclipse Plate. In the previous AJ series shoes, the highlight part is the FlightSpeed plate on insole. Eclipse Plate is the updated version of FlightSpeed.
From the official information, we can see that Eclipse Plate form a groove which can make the air cushion unit can compress and shape change without restrain. Actually, I’m interested in the Pebax material of Eclipse Plate.
The characteristic of Pebax material is the high strength. It has excellent feedback. And it’s also light. But the disadvantage is the high cost. If using Pebax as insole, the quality of sole is excellent.
The insole configuration of Air Jordan 24 also includes a big piece of Zoom Air, excepting Eclipse Plate. And the rear sole has a piece of hexagonal Zoom Air.
From the deconstructed draw of forefoot Zoom Air on the website, we can see that the Zoom area is almost the same as ZOOM Bag area of AlphaDunk. Although the performance of AlphaDunk is not very good, but it’s comfortable.
There is a piece of stiff plastic on the front part of forefoot and outside the air cushion to protect the air cushion. It can also improve the strength of the vamp. And we can see that there is a groove design which should be able to offer excellent anti-torsion performance.
Overall, the technology of Air Jordan 34 is great. And it’s creative. The outsole uses improved herringbone which improves the traction performance. I also like some details of AJ34, such as the Morse code on the front of shoe tongue, the Flyman logo on the shoe tongue, and「J4 – 34, 2.89-2019」 on the outsole etc. Anyway, I love it. Air Jordan XXXIV is my expected future basketball shoes.