Jordan 1 Sizing – How Do The Nike Air Jordans Fit?

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Nike’s Air Jordan 1s are some of the most iconic trainers to grace this good earth. They’ve caused controversy and turned heads since making their debut in 1985 on the feet of basketball’s most iconic player – Micheal Jordan.

Since then, the Air Jordan 1 range has expanded dramatically. You can find Jordan 1s in an array of colourways and cuts.

But when buying a pair of these iconic silhouettes for yourself, you’ll want to know they’re a good fit!

Before dropping your hard-earned cash, check out this sizing guide to ensure you get the best size Jordan 1s for you!

Disclaimer: This guide was created for educational purposes and neither offers nor replaces medical advice.

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Nike Jordan 1 Size Chart

US UK EU
6
5
38.5
6.5
5.5
39
7
6
40
7.5
6.5
40.5
8
7
41
8.5
7.5
42
9
8
42.5
9.5
8.5
43
10
9
44
10.5
9.5
44.5
11
10
45
11.5
10.5
45.5
12
11
46
12.5
11.5
47
13
12
47.5
13.5
12.5
48
14
13
48.5
15
13.5
49
16
14
49.5
17
14.5
50
18
15
50.5

1

Do Air Jordan 1s Fit True To Size?

As a general rule, AJ1s fit true to size. Stick with your normal shoe size and you’ll find a comfortable pair of Air Jordans waiting.

Unless you have very narrow feet or like a snug feeling shoe.

In this instance, you’ll be well served by going down half a size. The Nike Air Jordan 1s are wide shoes. This makes them excellent if you have wide feet or like a looser feel to your shoes. But it can mean people with narrow feet can struggle a little.

If you have wide feet, you’re likely to find sticking with your normal size is the best bet. Most retro basketball shoes are on the wider end of the spectrum.

Of course, the best way to test the size of Nike Air Jordan 1s is to try them in-store if possible.

2

How Do AJ1s Fit Compared To Other Nike Styles?

To this day, Nike AJ1s are some of the most reliably sized sneakers available. You should always opt for getting these shoes true to size, or as close to it as possible.

Compared to Air Force 1s, the Air Jordans fit a little looser. There’s no need to go up half a size in AJ1s, even if you do for AF1s.

Compared to Nike Dunks, the AJ1s are wider. This means you don’t need to size up if you have wide feet – a practice that’s very common with the Dunks.

FAQs

Are Jordans Comfortable?

While not the world’s most comfortable sneaker, Nike AJ1s are still up there with some of the best sneakers Nike has ever produced.

Whether you opt for the high, mid or low cut, Nike Air Jordan 1s are supportive enough to be worn for sporting activities but soft and comfortable enough to be worn all day.

Do Jordan 1s Run Big?

No, Nike Air Jordan 1s run true to size. If you have narrow feet, you might want to consider going down half a size. Otherwise, AJ1s are an excellent fit for most people!

Good to Know

  • Nike AJ1s fit true to size
  • Those with narrow feet might want to go down half a size
  • Most iterations of the AJ1s released after 2020 come in Unisex sizes.
  • Pre 2020, it was hard for women to get a good fit in Air Jordan 1s.
  • If you’re looking for AJ1s to fit women’s feet, go down 1.5 sizes in men’s shoes. Eg. For a women’s size 7.5, you’ll need to buy a men’s size 6.

Final Words

Over the years, the popularity of the Nike Air Jordan 1 has continued to grow. Sure, there’s been periods of decline but in general, this iconic sneaker has stood the test of time.

With the value of AJ1s constantly climbing, ensure you’ve picked the best size by following these simple rules:

  1. AJ1s fit true to size.
  2. If you’ve got very narrow feet, go down half a size.

Writer:

Team Shoethority

Last Updated:

May 1, 2022

George P.H.

George is the founder of Shoethority. He started testing and studying shoes after a series of sports injuries. He now shares his knowledge with Shoethority readers as a writer, tester and editor.