The Jordan Retro. What do you think of when you here those words? When it comes to the news of a upcoming shoe release, time stands still for many sneakerheads as they wait with anticipation to learn what roman numerals will follow those epic words. Yes, the Jordan Retro is undoubtedly the most popular shoe on the face of the planet for basketball shoe fanatics. Regardless of what the roman numeral ends up being, you can count on an epic Jordan drop. One that will have Jordanheads buzzing until it is released and eventually sold out. All of the Jordan Retros are truly epic.
But they are certainly not the only shoe in the Air Jordan line that has credibility amongst those who play the game of basketball. There are several high performance Jordan shoes that have released in the last few years that decidedly hold their own when put up against a Retro. The Jordan P.I.T. High Flyer is a perfect example. This recent Jordan release is one of many Jordan basketball shoes that was inspired by performance and can be obtained for a very affordable price.
The PIT High Flyer is made with a leather and synthetic upper that allows for an unbelievably comfortable fit. In addition, the support and stability that the shoe’s upper provides is second to none. The cushioning system that is featured on the Jordan PIT is also uncompromising in the maximum impact protection it offers. That is due to the Nike Phylon midsole that includes a Vis-Air unit in the heel. All of this comes with a more than affordable $115 price tag. After all, this is an Air Jordan that was built to the highest performance specifications that every shoe that sports a Jumpman logo uses.
Additionally, this shoe can be purchased in more than a dozen different colorways. Colorways that include a Varsity Purple and Carolina Blue. In fact, the Black/White/Varsity Royal is vaguely familiar to one of the most epic Jordan’s ever dropped. The silhouette and color of this particular version of the PIT High Flyer is quite similar to the legendary Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam”. Does it “pack the punch” of the epic Space Jam?Absolutely not. But this shoe can more than hold its own when held up to the high performance standards that Jordans shoes are measured by.
The new Jordan PIT High Flyer is one of several high-performance, mid-price point shoes that Jordan Brand has dropped over the last couple of years. No it is not a Retro, but this pair of Jordan shoes for basketball just may perform better on the court than most Retros ever could.