September 24, 2011 BY John Kim / 88
Last Holiday season, Jordan Brand hit us with four (yes, four) different colorways of the Air Jordan II. The ‘Candy Pack’, which was comprised of three tonal colorways of the Air Jordan II, as well as the Black/White colorway all hit stores in October and early November, and it appears that another mass release is in store – although the shoe is not exactly a ‘Retro’. The Air Jordan 8.0 – a re-vamped version of the Air Jordan VIII – will be available in five colorways; this October 8th, expect a ‘Playoff’ colorway as well as a White/Navy version, followed by a trio of other team-based colorways on October 22nd. The Air Jordan 8.0 is actually completely re-tooled, utilizing a brand new midsole, Flywire stabilization, and a Hyperfuse-like no-sew upper. Check out all five October 2011 colorways of the Air Jordan 8.0 and stick with Sneaker News for more Jordan Brand Holiday 2011 info.
Black/Varsity Red-Flint Grey-White
Only reason I'd cop these were to beat around & play ball in. You guys act like JB made these as a casual sneaker. They're just like True Flights and the .5's and what not. Just ball shoes or training shoes. I guess that's just me. I don't see anything wrong with them tbh. If you don't like em ok. But saying they ruined the 8s completely is stupid af.
i think these are more for the balln purpose.. for one i dont think these are that bad ---TO PLAY BALL IN---.. wouldnt rock these shits to the mall thats for sure- if u wanna go ball in a pair of retro 8s og 8's then go right ahead.... but these id wear these to BALL in.
come on guys some people actually play basketball and these improvements are for them . This is by no means a bad shoe its just not what you want. Just wait for Nike/Jordan Brand to retro the 8's and stop complaining about everything.
Man as long as yall going to buy anything them going to fuck up all our favorites and drive prices up....smh the kick is up and........................its noooooooooooooooooo good wide right
OG 8 is still way better than these... nice black cw, I'd play these..but not for collection like OG 8s!
They ok its not like jb puts out anything to hot besides retros now.... just give it a difrrent name.. the 8's are classic
i think these shoes are shoes that look better on feet, you see them now but once its on feet or even rocked properly they look pretty decent sure jb hasnt been doing the best things for jordan but these i think are something that shows he still has the spark to do something better.
Why are the straps even there? They look like plastic on the Navy's. If they took those off I'd consider but JB is clearly too stubborn to listen when they have a BAD shoe.
the two things that suck are the fact that they changed the straps and that the logo is different-. but everything else seems good to me including the splatter paint
If these turn out to be great basketball shoes performance-wise.. I'd buy them. The model is still timeless just a revamp. I can't knock it..
id ball in these for sure. looks extra comfy. but i for damn sure would not ball in pair or OG Aquas or Playoff 8's. matter of fact i aint balling in none of my J's. other Jordan brand stuff yes.
Man, all I hear on SN is people whining about how the moulds on retros suck and they can't play in em...or too afraid.. So what does JB do? They take some old retros and fit em with new tech/materials...what do you y'all do? COMPLAIN COMPLAIN COMPLAIN. Yeah, they look like crap. Yeah, I ain't buying em. Yeah they probably will hit the discount bin. But can you blame em for trying something new that has legitimate performance roots in it?
I like the black ones better than the og black ones. But they shoulda used the same tongue or somethink like it. Other than that this is a great shoe. Nike is doin a good job revamping the classics so far. 2012 looks like a good shoe year
I got the 2.0's as a hoops shoe and the performed like ish. I wouldn't cop these for a ball'n shoe either. JB can't compete with Nike bball for performance. So these are pretty much for fashion or weight room. If I were to get em I would wait till they are on clearance after x-mas...
The Aqua pair drops in 2012. Don't like the paint splatter design at all. Makes the shoe seem off among other things. Doesn't make sense to release five colorways in one month.
I like the first one but im not gonna buy it, if i do JB will think its okay to do this to every jordan
All the hate on these kicks but I bet soon as sneakernews post pics of jay-z or kanye wearing these yall will have a different story.
I think if they would conceal the flywire on the Black pair they would look dope. Sort of how the Kobe VI does.
ima cop da playoff pair.. buts dats bout it... da others jus look badly made.. da color straps look horrible & cheaply done
bammer, i love retro 8s, they are inherently sick sneaks, I dont understand why jb thinks we want butchered re release basketball shoes Take Huarache Basketball 2012 for example same basic design but altered in a stripped down kinda way. If it aint broke don't fix it!
If these were SAMPLES, everybody and their mom's would be on their dick about how nice they are...smdh
Had these the original they would be accepted better IMO. These shoes actually look good. They look better than all the other Jumpman stuff. It's just hard to get the originals out of my mind and it would . ake me feel like I have on fake 8's
Hahaha, damn. Watch everybody who does not have the aquas, are going to cop the aqua 8.0!!!! Damn shame
The black pair is decent IMO because the straps match. Wouldn't mind a pair to wear around as beaters. They will be on sale quick so will the Aqua...
Yea these are hot to play ball in.I buy retros for casual wear and I buy GOOD looking hybrid Jordans to play ball in.
i have an og pair & a retro pair of aqua 8s... still coppin da aqua 2.0... those are da only new age 8's dat look cop worthy
Air Jordan 8 “Aqua” Rumored To Release on Black Friday by John Kim 102 Comments