August 23, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 71
Each of Jordan Brand’s signature models got ‘Advanced’ this summer, Chris Paul’s CP3 Advance the only one of the three that didn’t feature a Flywire upgrade. Carmelo Anthony’s M7 Advance and the AJ2011 A-Flight both added the superlight, superstrong material to their uppers, and are now joined by a model that debuted some eighteen years ago. The Air Jordan 8.0 takes the criss-crossed strap design to a new level with Flywire beneath, and apparently the change was so radical, it altered the AJVIII’s signature streaking midsole graphics. These are reported to be an October drop by Villa, although we had originally expected the 8.0 to be a 2012 release. Click through to see more of this white, grey and blue Air Jordan 8.0 and stay tuned for clarification on the release info.
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8.0... Thats basically calling them the 8s they will never be even close to the regular 8s. These suck.
Cool colorway, not bad. Didnt read any other comments but ill bet the majority wanted the same old classic shoe and didnt want to embrace new technology. "Quit living in the past Marge, your always livin in the past." - Homer Simpson.
People seem to forget jordans were originally performance basketball shoes, now they're updating them to perform to todays requirements. Get over it, if you only want retros, then buy retros. I want to be able to rock j's on court without busting my feet/knees/ankles up. That's what these are for, get with it. If your only buying j's to look cool in your missing the point in why the line existed in the first place, but it seems when someone makes a valid point in here all they get are the old thumbs down. Look at a pair of 8's there's only 3 stand out differences the shape of the outer strap and the ankle pod is missing as well as the wool jumpman on the tongue which looked shit anyway.
they dont look that bad honestly. they just made a performance shoe based off of the original. im sure these are a joy to ball in.
even tho at 1st i didnt like da 2.0, they grew on me & i ended up coppin a couple.. but these, its like a kick in da face on how they are disrespectin da 8s like this... worse enough JB quality is declinin. Now it seems they arent even tryin
look alright for playing ball in. but these are no where near the classic shoe that his airness wore in he 92-93 season. its sad cause i was kinda into the 2.0 i thought that concept made sense with a beefy soft mid sole of todays technology. but this is garb and will be making its way to a nike outlet near you!
wow is all i can say............................................................................-______- they serious rite now?
People are moaning about the .0 line They look exactly like an updated version of the viii, I like them, once people realise the significance if this line. Classic Jordan designs with modern tech your going to be kicking yourselves for not picking these up.
id say that statement is only from 13s and up and even those could benefit from the odd tweak, anything below that are no good for playing in these days when compared to other performance shoes that are available.
sorry for not conforming with the "retros only" brigade! since you stated a such a value case for your argument though I'll reconsider my views....
12 and 11 were great basketball shoes, the 11s were lightweight and the first to use carbon fiber shankplate.