December 3rd, 2012 by John Kim / 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
Jordan Brand should just stop adding to the signature models, as said would be the case after the 23's.
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.
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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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
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!
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
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
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!
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?
Lmao I just scrolled back & saw them zipped up...no thank you..Design wise there just not appealing to me...& there $250 ...smh..
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!
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.
I like these but not c'mon now nobody is paying that 250...Ill just wait till they hit the outlets lol
i kno these look similar to the gloves but I think these hard af lowkey they just look stupid zipped up.
250 thou? omg the shoe is cutting edge esp. compared to recent new jordan shoes but thts a lil too much
I could see this work if they execute better colorways and the shoe is a lightweight, comfortable design.
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!
@ssiefman More like wrapped in womens panties.
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
@BKE420 stole the whole design
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.