September 22, 2011 BY John Kim / 55
Jordan Brand has the ambitious task of re-inventing its most historic models in such a way that contemporary methods of performance basketball sneakers are utilized without compromising the legendary design of the Air Jordan Legacy. We saw a first attempt with the Air Jordan 2.0, which featured the Air Jordan II upper with a basketball-specific full-length Max Air sole. For the Air Jordan 8.0, Jordan Brand implemented the lightweight, no-sew upper construction with Flywire on the crossing mid-foot straps; the lightweight yet sturdy upper and Flywire are common details seen in today’s most advanced basketball kicks like the Nike Hyperdunk 2011 and upcoming Nike LeBron 9, and combined with the iconic design of the Air Jordan VIII, the Air Jordan 8.0 seamlessly meshes unmistakable style with unparalleled function. The ‘graffiti’ like print on the heel-guard of the Air Jordan VIII has also been revamped, as this new White/Metallic Silver-Varsity Red-Stealth colorway features a new paint-splatter detail. Europe’s Afew has these in stock right now so check out the detailed gallery below and look out for these at stateside Jordan Brand retailers soon.
Air Jordan 8.0
White/Metallic Silver-Varsity Red-Stealth
The graphic design, strap and the new tag on the tongue kills it! The material seems on point though! But the tongue should keep it's original jumpman/ peace logo! The strap should have no. 23 at the center.
being that the 8s are one of my favorites and i didnt mind the 2.0s i had so much hope for these... smh
Interesting the Air Jordan 8.0 white/varsity red is like a Hyperdunk and i think they good to ballin. i wonder what does the Air Jordan 13.0 or 11.0 looks like?
These shits go hard. The straps shoulda been whit but the rest of the shoe is killin. Looks like ima have these in a few colors
It's not that bad but like the comments above about the straps. I agree they would look better without them. Right now it just looks like a big red X and for the blue ones it'll look like a big blue X.
these look so bad... da straps look cheap as hell... but i have to be honest, da aqua 2.0 look hot in my opinion. so im definately coppin da aquas... need to jus retro da 8s & shit. help us all out
Not sure how anyone can love the 8's and say these look bad. The straps look a little off but thats it, other than that it looks like an up to date 8 but to each his own. Obviously the 8's will come at the end of 2012 or 2013 it things stil follow the JB MO
they messed up EVERYTHING that made the 8s awesome......the strap....the tongue....and the midsole FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!
the light on the picture makes it difficult to see the details of this shoe but it seems like it could work
what...the fuck...are these...that big ass red tape x across the front aint doin no favors. smh gotdamnit jordan
I think it overall looks pretty good. The classic look with modern technology I am down with. I only wish the straps were more like the original 8 with bigger cover panel. This makes it look like Air Raid and not the Jordan 8. Not a deal breaker at all. It sheds more weight which is good. Zoom air instead of regular air would be great.
FAIL!!!! WTF was JB thinking when they designed these??? I would not be suprised if I saw these in the outlets for $49.99 clearance
Honestly, in a different color (aqua) I think those would look raw on the court. They look comfy, and people need to realize JB isn't what it used to be. I love Retros to death but I refuse to buy the new ones simply because I wouldn't be proud to call them a retro. This is the next generation of shoes I guess...The technology is there...appeal-slightly off.
Honestly, the straps killed the OG 8s too. I know no one on here will agree with it, but it woulda been a better shoe without them. Completely unnecessary, even back in the 90's.
yeah, no one agree, LOL. 8s are my favorite Jordan and the strap is what gives it that shape that we all know and love. now, on THIS pair of 8, the strap is not the problem, IMO, its the fact that they had to color it and made it looks like a big X...
Air Jordan 8 “Aqua” Rumored To Release on Black Friday by John Kim 102 Comments