December 3, 2012 BY John Kim / 52
The most prominent design feature of the all-new Air Jordan XX8 is the zip-down construction that allows for a tight, bootie-like fit as well as a more casual, lower-cut stance when zipped down. This dual-personality of the XX8 allows the already versatile design to be both street and court ready, but what are your initial thoughts? Would you rock them off the court? Peep the extra shots below and stay tuned for more on the Air Jordan XX8 – Russell Westbrook’s wearing them tomorrow against the Nets.
Air Jordan XX8
Yeah these r fucking gay $250 wow i can already see sneakerheads smirking LOLing cuz there gonna sell em for $2,000 on ebay
These are PERFORMANCE sneakers. They are meant for basketball players, not for you to wear on the street and to school. That's what retros are still around for. Please understand that before you bash the sneaker, which is actually a nice sneaker especially for performance. God.
Gotta stay away from this gimmick stuff Tinker. The 2011's were sweet, why? Classic, simple design. These are just more fodder for the fire.
$250 saved for better things. I ball but i dont spend like that for sports kicks man. To each his own tho.
my guess is that it the upper will look like a high top air max 97 or maybe 95 from what i see so far
i am going to pay close attention to westbrook feet in tomorrows game vs brooklyn, because i am still out on these.
these are the Gormet Digan I think they are dope on feet these 28s will have a similar look for those who were wondering how the will look on feet http://www.everypeoples.com/word/images/features/gourmet_ss12/ep_gourmet_dignam_01.jpg
you're all dumbasses its tinkers jump to come up with new idea not cling to the past just cuz u like retros stfu and let the man do him. and all the ones saying u need to see someone wear it first before u form your own outlook on the shoe is just sad smh keep doing what ur doing tinker i like theses.
Honestly, this can't be it. I'm sure there will be outrageous hype surrounding theses (especially where I live), but these are not it. Not for me, at least. They can take these back. Having an acclaimed Nike designer AND Spike Lee involved on this sneaker and this is the end result? Y'all should be fired. I'd rather rock the old-school Gary Payton "Glove" kicks. Next.
i hope they come out with a model that doesn't have that lining over it. i want to see what the entire shoe looks like. i believe the shoe would look better without the lining.
man these were completely unexpected wow. I dont hate them. but I certainly dont love them either. wtbs a bred colorway needs to be seen
these are not good. why cover the shoe up, that volt green is hideous. these look like updated gary payton glove from years past. i don't think different colors would save these. NOT feeling these, i want to see westbrook wear these in the game tomorrow.
Sad, Tinker has fallen off completely! I Would'nt take these for FREE.... Me to Jordan:-----> "Don't let this man ruin your shoes anymore!." P.S. Tired of "Retros" too..
@dopeman978 ay bro if u follow nice kicks on instagram they show the shoe without the lining
@jwjumpman736 i think tinker also designed the GP gloves.
@JulianScott ehh not that bad. I can see the potential for these shoes. The Gourmet Dignan's look better though.
@DesmondDiggaDezDavis we the dumb ass? but you're the one with the "it's tinkers jump to com up with new idea". i think you mean "it's tinkers job to come up with new ideas" before you hit send, proof read what you type because you sound like the dumb ass who can't formulate a proper sentence! this also doesn't have nothing with being nostalgic about retros jordans, people are saying they expect more. like me, why cover up the shoe? makes no sense like your first line!
@dopeman978 i think the past shows us they definitely will the 16s 19s and 17s had semi shroud mechanisms and they all had unshrouded models as well even the recent stuff the 2012 had the 2012 light so I think a ps or low or light model will certainly be in the future
@dopeman978 yes! Looks like they have potential judging from the tongue & eyelets when they're unzipped. Plus, the midslole & sole look good.
@GreenGoblin734 If you're tired of retros and tired of these PERFORMANCE sneakers...why are you here at all?
@dopeman978 ok i did typo and didnt proof read it cuz my comp has auto correct and i didnt have to use names but that doesnt take away from what i said. he gave u an option to wear it covered or uncovered and like its annoying seeing ppl not have their own outlook on stuff just going with the crowd. thats just me sorry if i offended anyone.
@JulianScott yea, i really do expect JB to drop a model with the lining off, because the shoe to me would look better with it off. that midsole is nice, i like carbon plate and the translucent sole, but the lining is killing me!
@DesmondDiggaDezDavis yeah that yearly naming system was dumb. Crazy that they want to go to 45. But judging by this shoe, they should just stop now.
@dopeman978 im sure theyll release a lifestyle verison or w.e. without it jordan brand tends to look out for the non ballers too so it wouldnt suprise me seeing it
@DesmondDiggaDezDavis you have every right to voice your opinion, but to me that lining has to come off, that shoe has a nice midsole and the insides looks nice(color is whack) but that lining has to come off.
@dopeman978 ohhh ok I get you. I'm judging based on the shoes with the lining on, fully zipped. Solid 8 how you describe them though.
@Jose89 @dopeman978 nah, i think a 8 is good, because i thought about what you said about the eyelets, and if the shoe is like that on the inside then i feel its a dope shoe, but we'll never know until some one buys it and cuts it off. but if the insides looks like what we already see then its a 8, because i like how they look on the inside, just not feeling the lining and color.
@dopeman978 I hope you're right about a model without the lining. As far as your grade on the scale, I think you went too high.
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