” Jordan 3 New York Knicks ” Despite these great innovations there are still some flaws with the shoe. First off the pursuit of a lighter shoe leaves the Air Jordan XX3 shoe vulnerable in a couple of important areas. First off the cushioning while initially adequate can wear over time. One reviewer upon testing of the shoe over three months use saw the cushioning in the forefoot considerably reduced. The shoe was worn in 3 to 4 games a week over this time much less than an average NBA professional season. The other problem was the rubber sole, which is thinner than in previous models. This made problems like slipping on the heel more likely to occur.