Nike Air Jordan Legacy 312 Review
Michael Jordan needs no particular introduction. He’s possibly the greatest basketball player in history. And one of the best athletes ever. His name is synonymous with athletic excellence, but let’s give it a shot. Let’s list some of his achievements just for fun.
Well, he’s a 6 times NBA champion, 2 times Olympic champion, and 6 times in his career he was chosen as MVP in the NBA finals. In 2014 he became the first NBA player to earn over one billion dollars (which technically made him a billionaire). But it was 30 years prior that he founded the very special brand – Air Jordan.
Air Jordan was made into a fantastic reality thanks to the visionary thinking of Nike, and now for this particular review let’s have a look at the 312 models from the Air Legacy collection. Inspired by several of the Air Jordan’s predecessors like the Alpha Force sneaker and Air Jordan 1 and 3 models, the 312 is a sartorial homage to the city of Chicago.
Even the number 312 is a nod to the city’s famous area code. However, let’s take a closer look at the 312 sneakers. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the 312, and all the details that accompany it.
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Air-Sole type of cushioning in the heel
Max Air style of cushioning in the underfoot
The collar is positioned way too high
All nicely placed to match the colors that are used in the upper. The color schemes all match the redlining indentations in the outsole, and that’s not an accident. All of the indentations in the outsole have different shapes and sizes. They’re all positioned on different areas of the outsole and each of them is supposed to protect different areas. Each of the areas on the outsole has a particular purpose, but everything that you can see on the surface is sealed with a big Jordan logo on the middle. Just to remind you that it’s Jordan’s that you’re wearing on your feet. Moving on!
Secondly, the midsole is entirely made out of high-quality foam. It’s renowned for the stability that it provides, but it’s also a great support to the highly acclaimed Air-soles. AKA the special cushioning units that over the time became the ace in Nike’s sleeve. The Air-soles are located in the heel area and are as usual visible to the naked eye. It’s Air cushioning at it’s finest and is used in moderation. It’s mostly used as a comfort enhancement in the midfoot, but the heel benefits greatly from that particular cushioning as well. The textile lining in the midsole area ads another level of comfort, and even helps with the moisture wicking properties. But more on that in the upper part of the review.
The collar in the opening and the tongue of the 312 are padded as well, and with the high rise style of the design, all of them together make it their business to secure and secure the foot on several places. Especially in the ankle area. Since the 312 is a basketball style of shoe higher opening and taller upper is very much needed. It’s almost a necessity. And last but certainly not least, the lacing system is not only a classic, but it’s also positioned to go all the way up to the opening. Nike is not leaving anything by chance, that’s for sure.
But what do you get when you combine a rubber outsole and Air-Sole type of cushioning in the midsole? You get the 312. Nike and Air Jordan’s love child. And what love child isn’t supported by two of the basic and prime examples of support? Seriously. The rubber outsole is doing a great job here, but the Air-Sole style of cushioning is really something else. It’s Nike and Air Jordan’s pride and joy and here in this particular model is placed in the heel area. Where it’s needed the most.
However, some of the customers that left reviews on the official webpage, mentioned that the opening is positioned way too high. The hight of the collar just above the ankle didn't sit too well with some of them. They were branded slightly uncomfortable, due to the hight of the opening, and the ankles were unable to move easily because of that.