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Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot” Performance Review

While the last version (2011) of the Air Jordan 14 ‘Last Shot’ was a poor attempt at remaking a classic ,the Jordan Brand is set to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Air Jordan 14 Last Shot in 2018.I am so lucky to got one when released .

We will check it out  today.

 

Originally debuted during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Finals, while MJ wore them during the entire Game 6 vs the Utah Jazz. We recently saw Jordan Brand celebrate the Air Jordan 14 with the Finals Pack earlier this year, but this release will be more focused on the actual pair MJ wore.The shoe was made famous during the 1998 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz and this version will basically sport the same OG theme when MJ wore it.  Utilizing soft leather and short cut suede, this version of the shoe is closer to the original than ever before.

We  will look  at the details as below , for the box , it is nothing special ….I thought the box must be special ,but actually it is simply .

 Material :

Covered in the stealthy hue and made of premium tumbled leather with nubuck. It is the same with last one. And the Air Jordan 14  aren’t known for being the most durable ,because of  the upper will last just fine, as the foam teeth located at the forefoot tend to take a lot of damage and even separate from the toe box. So I can not play it violently but carefully, especially  for the outside field, that is not the better choice. If you’ve been following along with Retro Jordans for a few years now, suspect quality isn’t really anything new compared to the original shoes that actually took to heart the “quality inspired by the greatest player ever” tagline, but it’s the XII, XIII and XIV where the drop off is most disappointing.

However the Air Jordan 14   used the absolute best full-grain leather on the signature footwear market. It was soft to the touch and buttery smooth. So if you like this kind of material , that is the best choice for you.

We can see more details as below , the black color was cool with the  yellow Jumpmen eye  , also the red logo also give us more texture .

The JORDAN logo on the tongue as usually .

For the ventalion ,it is not good . However, Tinker did implement an air vent into the shoe which was always a really cool

We can see the picture more : 

The Jordan Jumpman logo as usually amazing .

Traction:

The traction used the herringbone  again , Nike used the herringbone traction more  in many model.The grooves aren’t as peaked/ sharp as other herringbone patterns so it isn’t able to bite the floor as well. And  we can check the  logo one the bottom.Consistent wiping of the outsoles will be required . Surprisingly, the Air Jordan XIV’s traction worked very well outdoors so that’s a plus.

 

For the cushioning :

Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot”  featured heel Zoom Air and forefoot Articulated Zoom Air  the same last model.The heel unit hasn’t changed at all but the forefoot is now a basic Zoom unit and they’ve been slimmed down a bit since their last Retro release. I was thought it is the same as the KD 8 which used  articulated, full-length Nike Zoom Air unit specifically designed for the KD8 provides responsive cushioning that moves naturally with Durant’s foot. The midsole is pretty low profile so court feel is enhanced a bit as there is less material between your foot and the floor.

 

The heel part with   red Air Jordan logo and 23  number.Lockdown at the midfoot was perfectly fine for me, it was the heel that had some sloppiness to it. Also the collar design is  comfortable  with the foam.

Overall, Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot” is amazing , I  like it very much .Heel Air sole unit, forefoot Zoom Air, herringbone traction pattern, Phylon midsole, foam support chassis, TPU midfoot shank, asymmetrical collar, all of these design will be great .