Many people doubt about the cushion of Air Jordan 1. Does it have the cushion? If so, what kind of cushion material is it? Let’s have a clear look at it today.
The cross-section drawn of left shoe: shoe tongue, vamp, shoe tag, ankle foam
The cross-section drawn of left shoe: EVA shoe-pad, EVA midsole, Sole air cushion of heelpiece, insole, outsole
Vamp: Brand logo on shoe tongue, brand logo, 9 holes of shoe laces holes, heat-removing holes on vamp
cowhide texture on vamp, cotton cloth texture of shoe tongue
Non-woven fabrics lining will reduce the discomfort of vamp stitch.
Shoe-pad: EVA texture, 5mm thickness, NIKE logo on heelpiece part
The EVA upper base under shoe-pad, thickness is 1.3mm
The nonwoven midsole of reverse side EVA upper base is about 1mm.
It’s printed with AIR JORDAN 1 RETRO HIGH OG LASER 8T
EVA midsole under nonwoven fabric
EVA midsole comparing with profile position, the SOLE air cushion is covered in the midsole
The thickness of forefoot (except shoe-pad) is about 7.20mm, without insole
The thickness of heelpiece (except shoe-pad) is about 16.87mm
The insole thickness of heelpiece air cushion is about 9.15mm
The side of splited shoe
The thickness of rubber outsole is about 4.90mm
The forefoot axis of rotation and grooving increase the flexibility
The top view of insole and outsole parts
Overall: The Sole air cushion is covered inside of insole and can’t be separated. The technology of Air Jordan 1 is normal at present. But it’s quite fashion-forward design on 31 years ago. As the shoe sole is not thick enough, so you will feel that the sole is stiff. But as a classic work, it’s suitable for daily dressing.