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AIR JORDAN 18 RETRO Deconstructed

Many shoe fans are interested in AIR JORDAN 18 RETRO. The price was very high and it’s also hard to purchase it after releasing. Let’s have a look at the internal structure of AIR JORDAN 18 RETRO today.

Spliting the left shoe in the middle.

From the side section of left shoe, we can see the double layer of ZOOM Air Cushion.

Separating the vamp with insole.

After taking off the cover of shoelaces, we can see the hidden shoelaces.

It uses the fast lacing system.

The material of inner sleeve is soft.

The thickness of slow resilient memory foam on the shoe heel is about 10.35mm

The black plate is the ventilated holes on both sides of upper.

After taking off the ventilated plate and covering leather, we can see the lining of upper.

The ventilated plate and front side of covering leather. The ventilated holes may be seen indistinctly.

The ventilated plate and the reverse side of covering lether

The blue shoe-pad is printed with CARBON COMFORT CONTROL PLATE.

There is a big area of carbon fiber supporting plate on the reverse side of shoe-pad.

The length of US 9/EUR42.5 shoe-pad’s reverse side carbon fiber supporting plate is about 154.09mm.

The width of US 9/EUR42.5 shoe-pad’s reverse side carbon fiber supporting plate is about 59.95mm.

The thickness of US 9/EUR42.5 shoe-pad’s reverse side carbon fiber supporting plate is about 1.02mm.

The non-woven insole fabric

The revise side of insole fabric is printed with AIR JORDAN 17 RETRO LOW.

The full-length ZOOM Air Cushion under the insole fabric

The length of US 9/EUR42.5 ZOOM Air Cushion is about 255mm

The detailed picture of ZOOM Air Cushion

The width of US 9/EUR42.5 forefoot ZOOM Air Cushion is about 84.90mm

The width of US 9/EUR42.5 rear sole ZOOM Air Cushion is about 55.60mm

The thickness of US 9/EUR42.5 ZOOM Air Cushion is about 7.83mm

It adds the U-shape ZOOM Air Cushion on the rear sole of full-length ZOOM Air Cushion.

The length of US 9/EUR42.5 U shaped ZOOM Air Cushion is about 80.94mm.

The width of US 9/EUR42.5 U shaped ZOOM Air Cushion is about 47.94mm

The thickness of US 9/EUR42.5 U shaped ZOOM Air Cushion is about 8.19mm

The thickness of US 9/EUR42.5 built-in ZOOM Air Cushion is about 16.02mm.

The plastic trim strip on both side of insole can offer the stability of insole.

The trim strip is seamed with vamp.

The thickness of grooves on the inner side of trim strip is about 2.08mm

The combination of groove and insole looks nice.

The carbon fiber supporting plate is in the middle of insole and outsole.

This plate is the one that we can see from the outsole is with JUMPMAN logo.

The length of US9/EUR42.5 carbon fiber supporting plate is about 205mm.

The detailed picture of insole carbon fiber plate

The width of US 9/EUR42.5 carbon fiber supporting plate on forefoot is about 66.60mm

The width of US 9/EUR42.5 U carbon fiber supporting plate on rear sole is about 33.50mm

The thickness of US 9/EUR42.5 U carbon fiber supporting plate is about 1.15mm

The JUMPMAN logo on arch part is made of three parts. The workmanship is complicated.

The thickness of outsole with vulcanite and transparent rubber is about 4.65mm.

The stitching trace on the inner side of outsole

The stitch of outsole is unuseful.

The vulcanite is adhered with transparent rubber.

The thickness of US9/EUR42/5 forefoot insole with outsole is about 15.08mm.

The thickness of US9/EUR42/5 rearsole insole with outsole is about 26.19mm. The difference of level is about 11.11mm.

The aerial view of insole configuration which is complicated.

Deconstructed Report

Vamp: The appearance is succinct and cool. The hidden shoelaces design is useful. The resilient memory foam on the shoe heel can cover the heel after fastening the shoelaces.

Insole: The design of double layer ZOOM Air Cushion and double carbon fiber supporting plate is excellent. It’s designed by Jordan’s request.
Overall, AIR JORDAN 18 RETRO has restored AJ 18. The workmanship is great. It almost restore the details of original one. It’s very comfortable. The wide shoe tree is suitable to more kinds of foot type. The cushion feedback is obvious. The carbon fiber supporting plate can improve the stability.