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Close look and opening: AJ React Elevation

I still remember that when this Jordan React Elevation was first released,  many people mistakenly considered it the diamond generation 2 shoe. Notwithstanding the fact, the Zoom in the forefoot and the React at the rear part has successfully won the hearts of many fans. Let’s have a look then.

Both the colorway and the “patchwork” of the shoes are kind of “tugging at my heartstring”. So seeing the shoes, there was a thought emerging from my brain. That is the shoes are so stylish and characteristic  that I must have them.

The vamp is largely white and for the purple part in the toe, it is

On either side of the shoe, there is a leather strap which can provide better wrapping with the buckles.

If you happen to have this Jordan React Elevation, you must have found out that there are altogether 6 groups of shoelace buckles, the fifth group hidden inside the vamp, and the sixth group having a layer of  reinforcement with purple and green splices on the outside.

The word “React” at the heel is very symbolic and the green outsole at the back is all made of React material.

And as is shown in the picture that the design of the green outsole is very delicate which can prevent deformation in the heel part.

As for the fore part, it adopts a fan-shaped zoom Air which is in the red part.

The leather tag in the heel clearly shows us the setup of midsole: FOREFOOT:ZOOM/HEEL:REACT. It is safe to say that the materials are well used.

If you are a Nike fan, you will know that both the Zoom and React are first-rate technology of this brand. And so the combination of the two tech is sure to bring us a nice experience. At least, from my point of view, it is one of the most excellent works of Nike for the time being.

My initial foot feel was I felt like stepping on a foam and after that was an obvious rebound. In actual performance, you can apparently feel the feedback and starting and you will still feel vigorous even after a long time of playing.


Objectively, the shoe is not the best in the market, but it is not bad and can meet the needs of most people. To that end, Nike did make a lot of efforts. So as a pair of basketball, I think it is worth your trying because the price squares with its actual performance.