So, out of the box and in hand, the SF2 gives the impression that it’s about two things, primarily — lightweight support and Flight Plate-led performance. Jordan Brand sent over the Cement Grey/University Blue-Gym Royal-White colorway and the Hyperfuse upper carries it nicely. Soft canvas feel to the upper with see-through synthetic tear drop insets extending from the eyerow. The pliable tongue reminds me of Air Jordan XVI’s, only wider. It’s connected to the Dynamic Fit system, the bootie interior that has comfortably wrapped many a foot over the last 20 years. The molded grooves you see on the outside underneath the lace loops house soft but unyieldingly strong anchors secured into the strobel board. You tighten the laces, the lace loops tighten you.
On my feet, the SF2 is snug. Hyperfuse is light and thin but doesn’t stretch so expect these to stay with you on the court. The toebox is so armored with Fuse that I got zero cases of the sliding forefeets during try-on. The drawback of that, the only I could find on this shoe, is that it might feel a little too much steel toe over the long haul. As you’ll see in the photos here, the traction is herringbone-meets-exploding-Star-Castle-enemy. The multi-direction burst pattern pretty much covers any zig or zag you can throw at it. Another court plus. As for ride, the Zoom Air is great up front; the bounce is there and the Phylon midsole compliments well. But if there’s just one justification you can pin for buying the SF2, it’s the Flight Plate. When you have the chance, try these on, jump up and down on the balls of your feet, and you’ll get the picture quickly. Tangible spring that supersizes your lift-offs. Think about that in terms of sprinting or launching for rebounds.
Dig into the Super.Fly 2 photos here, see what you think. These kicks release August 1.