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Air Jordan XX8 – Officially Unveiled

December 3rd, 2012 by / 50

Sneaker News provided you with live access of the Air Jordan XX8 Launch Event earlier today (also on our Instagram page), but care to know the details and tech specs of this truly unique Air Jordan shoe? The super-sleek military-boot inspired modern design is backed with an intense package of technology such as the Jordan Flight Plate, which empowers the athlete with the responsiveness of Nike Zoom, and Dynamic Fit, which uses internal straps to wrap up from the midsole and integrate with the laces for supreme lockdown fit.

Designed by lead designer Tinker Hatfield and Jordan Brand Developer Josh Heard, the XX8 will release first on February 15th in Houston at the 2013 All-Star Game, then nationwide on the 16th, with a suggested retail price of $250. A full breakdown  from Jordan Brand and stay tuned to Sneaker News for the only coverage you’ll need on the Air Jordan XX8.

Air Jordan XX8
555109-010
02/16/13
$250

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TwoBboo
TwoBboo

My wife jus pointed out the # 2 and 3 are in the same # ..nice!

Flight89
Flight89

They look terrrible zipped up, the midsole looks sweet

gotjordans
gotjordans

I wish the outer part was removable... looks awful "unzipped"

 

jstar
jstar

These joints are a fail....

tommygunn
tommygunn

I can dig it. Not tripping on the price tag, if I like it I cop it.

AirDaniel23
AirDaniel23

It is a modern and different style. I like but the price......$250 Uffffffffffff!!

TSalanoa
TSalanoa

Them sh!@ts is YIKES! That's that Sh!@t I don't like!!!!!!

I_AmTrouble_
I_AmTrouble_

Is it me or do these bare a slight resemblance to 14's 

Jose89
Jose89

Unzipped, maybe. Need to see different colorways.

Stephen Densmore
Stephen Densmore

Jordan Brand should just stop adding to the signature models, as said would be the case after the 23's.   

geeman4life
geeman4life

I mite get the boot for this but I like them $250 I don't no about that but that price but the shoe is a change.

don dada23
don dada23

i have been buying jordans since they where made and i will not buy these why? why they look like we about to go bob sledding ? whack !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

raybanner
raybanner

I bet you'll see these in the new Batman. Lol.

kicks67
kicks67

if this looked as good in real life as in the above page 1 picture these arent bad . But looking at the pix of the actual shoe (not an illustration) all the wrinkles in the womens panty like material is a turn off and make the shoe look like a slim person in baggy wet suit. A low top might work though and fly wire lacing system and through out the shroud upper would have been nice. Looks like a great performance shoe though, the soles look super grippy.

fly li
fly li

Someone can make these look good just not me

ssiefman
ssiefman

LOOKS LIKE A 2012 BOOTIE IN AN UNDER ARMOUR SHIRT

 

ssiefman
ssiefman

I THOUGHT NIKE WAS CHARGING MORE BECAUSE OF THE MATERIALS THEY USE BUT THIS AINT NOTHING BUT A SHO WRAPPED IN AN UNDER ARMOR SHIRT

TSalanoa
TSalanoa

Why you sound so offended? Make yourself look so immature. It's an opinion. Take or it leave it. I didn't come on to this site to hopefully have everyone agree with me, however, with that being said. I think the majority of the sneak heads on here agree. Did you go and comment on all of their pages, guess not. Tinker Hatfield is saving all the best stuff for  Lebron :( JB has no more new shoes to offer. stick to the Retros. When this shoe releases, sad day!

 

cavematt
cavematt

What in the blue hell were they thinking?? Did a 5 year old design this n $250 bull fucking shit do they fly? If u wanna know what its like to flush $250 in the toilet buy this joke

ShawnCanning
ShawnCanning

Damn the layout of this shoe is nice If they woulda left that stupid zipper off.You coulda made a shoe to fuel the Brand instead you come out with this bullshit...Only hype beasts will cop I don't see any real Jordan fans copping these

dirtysouth
dirtysouth

Dear mr tinker. Thank you for coming back to the jordan brand n getting ~^(( straight. Cause jb been on some bs. Mike sit back n let him do his thing. N these js are on fire. Been a good min since i seen a pair i like. N cant wait for the blk w red inside. #1stpairplease!

LynnMinmei
LynnMinmei

Hmm..  I'm gonna say I like this, or at least just when it's zipped down.  Midsole is nice.

TSalanoa
TSalanoa

What in the world is going on at the Jordan headquarters. All the great minds, all the history of art, and this is all you have to offer us? Zipped all the way up it looks stupid. Unzipped it's alright. I didn't start buying these shoes (Jordans) cause they were alright. I bought them cause they were dope and I couldn't go without it. Jordans made the shoe game, I don't know where the hell you guys went but I hope you guys come back soon. $250 for a pair of Lebrons I'd do. The colorways are dope, the Corks are unique. $250 for this shoe is retarded. Are you guys trying to make us hate Jordan? 

KevinJones1
KevinJones1

these are not dope, at all. you are an idiot if you think so

itswhatever31
itswhatever31

Lmao I just scrolled back & saw them zipped up...no thank you..Design wise there just not appealing to me...& there $250 ...smh..

RT5
RT5

So there going back to the XX8 concept huh?

They are pretty nice, I would like to see a bred colorway.

Just one question, why $250? They better let us use coupons on these!

DreamChaser
DreamChaser

hmmm maybe a different color scheme would look nice but will see

daniners49
daniners49

A bamboo. Everybody. Apparently a bamboo makes a good basektball shoes.

BKE420
BKE420

these look like my old GP's.

frankie23
frankie23

I like em. But $250 is pretty steep. I see theyre going back to the #s again. I thought they wanted to stop that after the xx3s.

313chris
313chris

Flight Club has them already for 2 stacks....not really but would anybody be surprised

jigsaw2347
jigsaw2347

Damn. So much better unzipped haha

Tarheelsupreme
Tarheelsupreme

I like these but not c'mon now nobody is paying that 250...Ill just wait till they hit the outlets lol

KidCamo85
KidCamo85

i kno these look similar to the gloves but I think these hard af  lowkey they just look stupid zipped up.

313chris
313chris

I like them but 250 I cant do

AljosaCikojevic
AljosaCikojevic

RIP jordan brand n i wish deyd use good materials lik this on the retros 

billion
billion

In the future are all new models going to be $200 plus

BoricuaSole
BoricuaSole

I love these idc wat anybody says these are dope n will be ickin em up i hope they drop in gs

khafre422
khafre422

250 thou? omg the shoe is cutting edge esp. compared to recent new jordan shoes but thts a lil too much

OCSB
OCSB

I could see this work if they execute better colorways and the shoe is a lightweight, comfortable design.

dopeman978
dopeman978

man, these would be hot with out that lining but i like how the inside looks, like the mid-sole and sole itself. the shoe is a nice shoe minus the lining!

MartinD44
MartinD44

 @BKE420

 You stop that right now. These have nothing on the GPs and aside from the zipper sleeve they look nothing alike. The tongue didn't pop out of the sleeve like a dogs weiner. The gloves were much cleaner than these, though the all white joints were hard to keep clean

MartinD44
MartinD44

 @BKE420

 Ok I hadn't seen them zipped up yet. That looks really ugly like that. I think they might have some kind of bet with under armour on who can design the ugliest and  highest basketball high top this year. But when they're unzipped the tongue pops out, and the Gloves weren't like that. There's just no comparrison between the two IMO regarding style.



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