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Deconstructed AIR JORDAN 36

The vamp of AIR JORDAN XXXVI uses Leno-weave material which can reduce the weight but not sacrifice the strength of vamp. It uses full-length Zoom Stroble air cushion with fan shaped ZOOM Air cushion on forefoot sole. The user can feel the feedback and resilience from the insole directly. Let’s have a clear look at its actual configuration.

AIR JORDAN 36 PF

Splitting the left shoe from middle part

AIR JORDAN 36 A-A section

Separating the vamp and insole of right shoe

The unit weight of EUR42.5 vamp is about 106.6g.

The independent shoe-tongue has a lot of ventilated holes which can reduce the weight and improve the air permeability.

Leno-weave is a kind of knitted way of vamp material. It not only can reduce the weight, but also maintain the strength and tenacity of vamp. The knitted way is to intertwine two pieces of warps (longitudinal yarn) and a piece of weft yarn (lateral yarn).

The stiff shoe-pad has punching design to reduce the weight.

The unit weight of EUR42.5 shoe-pad is about 26.5g.

The insole fabric is the isolating layer of air cushion.

Under the isolating layer is the ZOOM STROBLE air cushion.

The isolating layer and Zoom Stroble air cushion is stitched with upper.

The front side of Zoom Stroble air cushion has many grooves to increase the exercising flexibility.

The weight of EUR42.5 Zoom Stroble air cushion is about 30.6g.

The length of EUR42.5 Zoom Stroble air cushion is about 275mm.

The width of EUR42.5 forefoot sole’s Zoom Stroble air cushion is about 87.28mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 forefoot sole’s Zoom Stroble air cushion is about 7.74mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 rear sole’s Zoom Stroble air cushion is about 7.48mm.

Taking away the ZOOM STROBEL air cushion, forefoot sole’s fan-shaped Zoom air cushion and arch TPU stabilizing plate

The weight of EUR42.5 forefoot sole’s fan-shaped ZOOM air cushion is about 7.2g.

The length of EUR42.5 forefoot sole’s fan-shaped ZOOM air cushion is about 51.21mm.

The width of EUR42.5 forefoot sole’s fan-shaped ZOOM air cushion is about 78.06mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 forefoot sole’s fan-shaped ZOOM air cushion is about 7.67mm.

The X shaped TPU stabilizing plate of arch position

The weight of EUR42.5 arch X shaped TPU stabilizing plate is about 9.5g.

The length of EUR42.5 arch X shaped TPU stabilizing plate is about 86.45mm.

The width of EUR42.5 front end arch X shaped TPU stabilizing plate is about 61.20mm.

The width of EUR42.5 rear end arch X shaped TPU stabilizing plate is about 47.14mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 arch X shaped TPU stabilizing plate is about 1.95mm.

The width of EUR42.5 upturning TPU retainer plate on arch position is about 75.23mm.

The TPU insole retainer plate uses separating design of insole and outsole. It guarantees the stability, and reduce the weight.

The weight of EUR42.5 TPU insole retainer plate is about 7.4g.

The thickness of EUR42.5 TPU insole retainer plate is about 2.11mm.

It adds a piece of TPU stabilizing plate near to the outsole to connect the insole of forefoot and shoe heel. It improves the stability.

The weight of EUR42.5 orange TPU stabilizing plate is about 7.4g.

The length of EUR42.5 orange TPU stabilizing plate is about 92.33mm.

The width of EUR42.5 orange TPU stabilizing plate front end is about 76.66mm.

The width of EUR42.5 orange TPU stabilizing plate rear end is about 67.52mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 orange TPU stabilizing plate is about 1.85mm.

The 3 pieces of different shaped TPU stabilizing plat cooperate with the rubber outsole to improve the rigidity of insole.

The opening position of rear sole is covered with transparent TPU. The size US8-US10 uses the parts in same size.

The weight of EUR42.5 transparent TPU is about 2.2g.

The length of EUR42.5 transparent TPU is about 43.95mm.


The width of EUR42.5 transparent TPU is about 43.79mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 transparent TPU is about 1.22mm.

The XDR rubber uses upturning design on emphasis stressing position to improve the stability.

The thickness of EUR42.5 forefoot sole’s XDR rubber is about 3.47mm.

The thickness of EUR42.5 rear sole’s XDR rubber is about 3.1mm.

The thickness of forefoot sole (insole + outsole) is about 19.40mm.

The thickness of rear sole (insole+outsole) is about 25.82mm.

The unit weight of EUR42.5 is about 355g.

AIR JORDAN XXXVI deconstructed parts

Deconstructed Report

Vamp:The upper vamp uses Leno-wave material to reduce the weight. It’s light and has good air permeability. The ankle position uses leather material to improve the stability. The half bottom of vamp is actually constituted by upturning insole. It uses foam material of insole to make the vamp.

Insole: It uses double-deck Zoom Air cushion. The thickness of forefoot sole is 15.15mm (7.48+7.67). The thickness of shoe heel is about 22.08mm. The drop height is about 6.55mm. AJ36 is a pair of representative defender’s shoes. The arch position don’t have foaming insole, it reduces the weight. And it uses 3pcs TPU stabilizing plate in different shapes to replace. It guarantees the rigidity of insole.

Overall: Air Jordan 36 pursues extreme lightweight. The unit weight of EUR42.5 AJ36 is about 355g.

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