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Air Jordan 31

Released 9/2016, Mid Top, Michael Jordan, 
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8.2
EXPERT RATING
7 reviews
8.4
USER RATING
2 ratings
Great-looking, premium upper material

Best Suitable For:

Great shoe for Jordan fans with wider feet

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Available at 1 shop | Official Retail Price: $184.99
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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (7)
User Ratings (2)
Traction
6.0
Cushion
9.0
Materials
9.3
Support
8.1
Fit
8.3
Outdoor
50%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
light
heavy
Sizing:
small
large
Width:
narrow
wide

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User Rating8.49.0(0.6)9.1(0.7)8.8(0.4)8.8(0.4)9.3(0.9)
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Air Jordan 31 Review

Pros:
Premium materials
Full-length Zoom cushioning
Cons:
Very inconsistent traction
Expensive

Performance of the Air Jordan 31:

Overall reviewers are disappointed by the Air Jordan 31. While some think the traction is decent, others call it literally dangerous. The premium upper material gets a lot of praise but the synthetic leather heel is less liked and caused pain for a few reviewers. Overall, the traction is really killing what otherwise could have been a great shoe.
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Expert Reviews of the Air Jordan 31:

Expert Rating: 8.2 (ranks #165 of 219)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
4
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
Does the shoe perform? It absolutely does. I do like how the shoe adapts to my movements while providing adequate lockdown and support. The cushion feels fine but I was expecting something totally different or new, and the traction has its suspect points.
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8.6
January 1, 2017
I wasn't impressed by the Air Jordan 31 because the traction really holds them back. Other then that it is a pretty solid shoe and get's the job done.
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I’ve come to expect the best from the modern Air Jordan line when it comes to performance, and the Air Jordan 31 fully delivers. There are a few matters of personal preference, but overall, there is little to criticize.
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8.0
I did like the super soft woven upper and the responsive cushion.But inconsistent traction and pain in the heel from the achilles padding keep this shoe from being in my regular rotation.
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Each piece of the shoe is great. Put them together and it’s not a perfect match. The biggest issue to tackle is how to get full length unlocked Zoom to be more stable underfoot.
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7.8
January 1, 2017
These shoes are absolutely incredible - aside from the catastrophic failure that is the traction. I can't play in these because the traction is literally dangerous.
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7.8
January 1, 2017
Overall, my opinion of the Air Jordan 31 is really mixed. Definitely a drop-off from previous models, but still a solid performance sneaker.
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User Reviews of the Air Jordan 31:

User Rating: 8.4 (ranks #144 of 219)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.0
October 25, 2021
Nearly everything was great, except for the traction, had one real bad slip and lost confidence in it. Cushioning has bottomed out slowly and the support isn't really that good. Mad comfortable though.
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8.8
April 18, 2022
User didn't add a summary.
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Traction of the Air Jordan 31:

Expert Traction Rating: 6.0 (ranks #217 of 219)
User Traction Rating: 6.5 (ranks #183 of 219)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
4
6 - Subpar
3
5 - Poor
0
It’s not bad, but it’s not great — it’s inconsistent.
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6.0
January 1, 2017
Decent traction at best, don't be surprised if you do a split on dusty courts.
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When the sole of the Air Jordan 31 is clean, the herringbone-style pattern offers a secure grip, but it had a tendency to pick up dust fast.
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6.0
The traction is very inconsistent. Any type of dust - you are in trouble!
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While it’s nowhere near as bad as the XXX’s traction, it’s still pretty inconsistent.
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1.0
January 1, 2017
A catastrophic failure!
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7.0
January 1, 2017
The traction is not terrible, but it is far from good.
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Cushion of the Air Jordan 31:

Expert Cushion Rating: 9.0 (ranks #67 of 219)
User Cushion Rating: 9.0 (ranks #80 of 219)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
7
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
It’s been a while, but I’m glad full-length Zoom Air is back.
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9.0
January 1, 2017
Full length zoom and Flightspeed tech - Jordan brand is giving the customer the best they have to offer
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Overall impact protection has improved. But it comes at a price. Court feel, while still good, isn’t at the level of previous years.
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9.0
Full length zoom is awesome as always, while still providing court feel and responsiveness.
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Impact protection, court feel, responsiveness, it’s all there in the XXXI. The thing I wasn’t a fan of is how unstable it feels.
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10.0
January 1, 2017
Full-length zoom cushioning, super-low to the ground and very responsive.
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9.0
January 1, 2017
The cushioning wasn't as outstanding as in the last three Air Jordan models, but it is still one of the best options for impact protection.
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Materials of the Air Jordan 31:

Expert Materials Rating: 9.3 (ranks #6 of 219)
User Materials Rating: 9.5 (ranks #10 of 219)
10 - Amazing
3
9 - Great
5
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
This is what the Air Jordan XXX should have been.
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10.0
January 1, 2017
Flyweave is my favourite upper material - I wouldn't change anything!
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9.0
Performance upper feels nice, but I don't like the synthetic leather in the heel.
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The materials on the XXXI are easily its best attribute, this is performance woven done right.
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10.0
January 1, 2017
Man is this upper nice. Premium materials and very comfortable fit.
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9.0
January 1, 2017
I like the materials.
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Support of the Air Jordan 31:

Expert Support Rating: 8.1 (ranks #153 of 219)
User Support Rating: 8.5 (ranks #127 of 219)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
5
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
1
5 - Poor
0
The support is good but not outstanding.
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9.0
January 1, 2017
I didn't have any issues in the support department, but the retro shilouette doesn't help with containment.
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Innovative ankle support combined with the lateral forefoot’s large outrigger makes for a stable and reassuring playing experience.
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6.0
Support and lockdown might be the biggest disappointment in this shoe for me. Full length zoom feels wobbly and doesn't offer stable platform for quick cuts.
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Too much space in the toe box and full length Zoom feels wobbly.
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9.0
January 1, 2017
Support is nice, no complaints there. Lockdown is really good too.
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8.0
January 1, 2017
Support is not phenomenal but definitely good.
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Fit of the Air Jordan 31:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.3 (ranks #133 of 219)
User Fit Rating: 8.5 (ranks #116 of 219)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
1
5 - Poor
0
10.0
I’d say the fit is one of my favorite aspects of the shoe.
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9.0
January 1, 2017
The overall fit is nothing less than great.
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The AIr Jordan XXXI provides a sublime fit that’s easy to slide on and off, and can be laced as loose or tight as your personal preferences allow.
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8.0
Overall comfort of the fit is solid, but I had severe pain in the heel when lacing too tight.
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Some lace adjustments will be needed during your first couple of games to ensure you’re getting the best and most secure fit.
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9.0
January 1, 2017
Fit is so awesome you forget you are wearing shoes.
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6.0
January 1, 2017
The first time I wore them they absolutely tore my heel up.
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Durability of the Air Jordan 31:

User Durability Rating: 8.5 (ranks #116 of 219)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the Air Jordan 31:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 50.0 (ranks #112 of 219)
User Outdoor Rating: 75.0 (ranks #67 of 219)
Good (100%)
1
Fair (50%)
2
Bad (0%)
0
fair
January 1, 2017
I think outdoor you should be fine because the rubber is hard.
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Width of the Air Jordan 31:

very narrow
0
slightly narrow
0
regular
0
slightly wide
7
very wide
0
slightly wide
My slightly wide Shrek-like feet had no problem
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slightly wide
January 1, 2017
If you have a wider foot you are going to enjoy these
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slightly wide
They fit wide in the toe area.
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slightly wide
The Air Jordan XXXI fits a bit wide.
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slightly wide
January 1, 2017
Slightly wide and roomy in the toe box.
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Size of the Air Jordan 31:

very small
0
slightly small
0
true to size
8
slightly long
0
very long
0
true to size
The Air Jordan 31 fits true to size.
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true to size
January 1, 2017
Jordan Brand is really good at making their shoes fit true to size.
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true to size
The Jordan 31 fit true to size.
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true to size
The Air Jordan XXXI fits true to size.
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true to size
January 1, 2017
Go true to size.
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true to size
January 1, 2017
Go true to size.
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