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Air Jordan 33

Released 10/2018, High Top, Michael Jordan, 
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8.3
EXPERT RATING
8 reviews
8.6
USER RATING
1 ratings
The innovative laceless FastFit lacing system works surprisingly well

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Perfect if you are into innovative tech and can afford the steep price

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Category Performance Ratings:

Expert Ratings (8)
User Ratings (1)
Traction
8.4
Cushion
8.4
Materials
7.9
Support
8.9
Fit
8.2
Outdoor
20%

Weight & Sizing:

Weight:
light
heavy
Sizing:
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large
Width:
narrow
wide

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Air Jordan 33 Review

Pros:
Innovative lacing system
Very supportive and stable shoe
Cons:
Very heavy

Performance of the Air Jordan 33:

The Air Jordan 33 is probably the first performance basketball shoe without laces. The innovative FastFit lacing system works surprisingly well and provides great lockdown but is less customizable than traditional lacing systems. The traction works very well on lateral cuts, but some reviewers experienced slipping on straight-line movements. Cushioning starts off very stiff and less comfortable than in previous Jordan models but gives you a nice balance of court feel and impact protection. Overall, the Air Jordan 33 is a very divisive shoe - some reviewers loved it, some hated it. If you are into innovative tech and can afford the steep price - then give it a try!
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Expert Reviews of the Air Jordan 33:

Expert Rating: 8.3 (ranks #153 of 229)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
4
8 - Good
2
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The traction and cushion are very solid but the FastFit lacing system has room for improvement and may throw some people off.
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9.0
October 8, 2018
We love the new FastFit lacing system. The Air Jordan 33 will definitely be in my rotation even though it is a bit heavy and clunky.
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8.8
The Air Jordan 33 is a great shoe, especially for big guys looking for impact protection and support. Quick guards looking for a light and minimal shoe should look elsewhere.
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8.8
May 8, 2019
Even at the hefty price of $175, I really enjoyed playing in these. The AIr Jordan 33 is a great performer that really stands out on the court thanks to the fast-fit lacing system.
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8.3
January 13, 2019
I can't recommend the Air Jordan 33 because they never really broke in for me. The midsole remained extremely stiff and uncomfortable, even after 30 hours of 5 vs 5 play.
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8.0
February 11, 2019
Overall, the Air Jordan 33 is a good shoe if you love the looks and the innovative sneaker tech. It performs well in almost every aspect but I think $175 is too expensive for what you get. $130 would be a much fairer retail price.
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7.2
November 8, 2018
The Fast Fit system is no gimmick, the support is great, but the materials are a letdown - there are just too many!
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7.0
I am very disappointed in the Air Jordan 33. The traction is inconsistent, the materials are subpar and the comfort is a disaster!
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User Reviews of the Air Jordan 33:

User Rating: 8.6 (ranks #121 of 229)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
1
8 - Good
0
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
8.6
January 10, 2022
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Traction of the Air Jordan 33:

Expert Traction Rating: 8.4 (ranks #133 of 229)
User Traction Rating: 9.0 (ranks #87 of 229)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
6
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The Air Jordan 33 bit the floor nicely and loud as hell.
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9.0
October 8, 2018
The traction was amazing on lateral movements but slightly slippery on linear movements.
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9.0
Works well on clean courts but dusty courts are problematic.
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9.0
May 8, 2019
Super loud and one of the best traction patterns I've experienced in any Jordan model.
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9.0
January 13, 2019
The traction is snappy, responsive, and works reliably - even on dusty courts.
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8.0
February 11, 2019
The micro tread pattern does well, especially when clean or freshly wiped.
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7.0
November 8, 2018
Traction was inconsistent on dusty courts.
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7.0
Loud, squeaking traction that does a good job on lateral moves, but I slipped a lot going in straight lines or planting for jumps.
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Cushion of the Air Jordan 33:

Expert Cushion Rating: 8.4 (ranks #128 of 229)
User Cushion Rating: 9.0 (ranks #72 of 229)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
5
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
The Hex Zoom in the heel and unlocked Zoom Air in the forefoot take a little to break-in but provide a nice little extra spring to your step.
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8.0
October 8, 2018
Court feel is okay, impact protection is pretty good, and there is a lot of responsiveness.
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9.0
The great big slab of Zoom Air in the forefoot and the hex unit in the heel provide perfect impact protection once the firm Phylon carrier is broken in.
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8.0
May 8, 2019
After breaking in the midsole you get a really nice response from the unlocked Zoom bag in the forefoot. The heel is a little dead and overall the setup feels a bit clunky.
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9.0
January 13, 2019
The forefoot unlocked Zoom Air is bouncy and explosive.
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9.0
February 11, 2019
If you can't feel the very large forefoot zoom you should get your nerve endings checked!
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7.0
November 8, 2018
The big Zoom unit in the front is great, but the heel-to-toe transition is very clunky.
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8.0
The Zoom Units are responsive but the outsole is crazy stiff and takes forever to break-in.
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Materials of the Air Jordan 33:

Expert Materials Rating: 7.9 (ranks #177 of 229)
User Materials Rating: 8.0 (ranks #154 of 229)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
2
6 - Subpar
1
5 - Poor
0
Unlike the Air Jordan 32, the textile here is much lighter, thinner, and more breathable.
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9.0
October 8, 2018
The materials are very thin, soft and pliable.
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7.0
The mesh/fuse construction doesn't provide the premium look and feel we're used to from Air Jordan but the materials get the job done.
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9.0
May 8, 2019
The materials feel really premium, look good, and perform well!
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8.0
January 13, 2019
The materials get the job done, but for $185, I would have liked more premium materials.
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7.0
February 11, 2019
Nothing to see here but Mesh. If you’re big on value and how luxurious a shoe feels, look elsewhere.
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6.0
November 8, 2018
Every material on their own is fine, but there is just too much going on which leads to unnecessary weight and a clunky feel.
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8.0
The materials aren't very premium and they don't feel the best.
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Support of the Air Jordan 33:

Expert Support Rating: 8.9 (ranks #56 of 229)
User Support Rating: 9.0 (ranks #72 of 229)
10 - Amazing
3
9 - Great
2
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0
Despite being laceless, the Air Jordan 33 easily keeps you on the footbed and locks your heel down tightly. The midfoot torsion support is a bit much in the beginning but breaks-in nicely.
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10.0
October 8, 2018
Amazing lockdown and great stability.
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9.5
The Jordan XXXIII is easily the most supportive, structured shoe on the market today from a major brand.
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9.0
May 8, 2019
I never had any heel slippage or side-to-side movement. Lateral movements are no problem either, thanks to the wide and stable base.
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8.0
February 11, 2019
The hidden speed plate provides very good midfoot support and the flat and somewhat wide outsole provides you with a lot of stability.
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8.0
November 8, 2018
Makes you feel locked-in and locked down!
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8.0
The FastFit lacing system provides great lockdown, but I would have still preferred a more customizable traditional lacing system.
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Fit of the Air Jordan 33:

Expert Fit Rating: 8.2 (ranks #148 of 229)
User Fit Rating: 8.0 (ranks #170 of 229)
10 - Amazing
1
9 - Great
3
8 - Good
3
7 - Average
1
6 - Subpar
1
5 - Poor
0
The standout of the Air Jordan 33 is the FastFit lacing system: Does it work? Yes. It actually does. Is it perfect? No.
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9.0
October 8, 2018
Super snug fit with very little dead space. The Fast Fit lacing system works like a charm and gives you crazy lockdown.
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9.5
The lockdown is complete and total – you will have NO heel slip or lateral movement.
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9.0
May 8, 2019
The fast-fit lacing system is awesome and provides great fit.
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7.0
January 13, 2019
The new lacing system works fine and provided good lockdown around the fore- and midfoot, but the ankle collar was a little too loose for my liking. The stiff midsole never really broke-in and was very uncomfortable during longer playing sessions.
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8.0
February 11, 2019
I had no issues side to side or front to back because the lacing system just works.
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8.0
November 8, 2018
The Fast Fit laceless lacing system works well and the half-boot construction feels great.
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6.0
The shoe is really snug at first and it takes a little while to get used to the fit. Not very comfortable overall.
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Durability of the Air Jordan 33:

User Durability Rating: 8.0 (ranks #162 of 229)
10 - Amazing
0
9 - Great
0
8 - Good
1
7 - Average
0
6 - Subpar
0
5 - Poor
0

Outdoor of the Air Jordan 33:

Expert Outdoor Rating: 20.0 (ranks #166 of 229)
User Outdoor Rating: 0.0 (ranks #178 of 229)
Good (100%)
1
Fair (50%)
0
Bad (0%)
5
I would not recommend the AJ33 for anyone that plays primarily outdoors.
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good
October 8, 2018
Very hard rubber and deep grooves - should be okay outdoors.
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The pattern isn’t deep and the rubber isn’t exactly hard, so outdoors will probably not be a good idea.
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no
November 8, 2018
Big fat no because of the translucent rubber.
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no
The outsole doesn't seem to be very durable.
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Width of the Air Jordan 33:

very narrow
0
slightly narrow
5
regular
0
slightly wide
0
very wide
0
slightly narrow
This shoe is snug width wise.
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slightly narrow
October 8, 2018
Runs a tad bit narrow.
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slightly narrow
It is just a seriously tight, snug fit.
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slightly narrow
A little bit narrow.
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Size of the Air Jordan 33:

very small
0
slightly small
1
true to size
4
slightly long
3
very long
0
true to size
The Air Jordan 33 fits true to size.
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½ size large
October 8, 2018
Go down half a size unless you have very wide feet.
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true to size
I would say go true-to-size and try to break them in as quickly as possible.
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true to size
May 8, 2019
Go true to size.
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½ size large
January 13, 2019
I went down half a size because I feel they are a little long in the forefoot.
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½ size large
February 11, 2019
Regular and narrow footers can go down half a size depending on their preferences.
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true to size
True to size.
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