December 3, 2012 BY John Kim / 44
Jordan Brand has just unveiled the Air Jordan XX8. The Air Jordan 28 is designed by Tinker Hatfield and features a unique, outer-bootie design with a zip construction, a carbon fiber plate, and a translucent outsole. The sneaker will debut on an NBA court tomorrow on the feet of Jordan Brand athlete Russell Westbrook during the Thunder/Nets game. Stay tuned to Sneaker News for more on the Air Jordan XX8 and let us know what you think.
Air Jordan XX8
Filed under: Just Released
i feel like those could be fopotball shoes, just throw on some fuckin spikes and your good. You already got the ankle brace with that damn zipper
Put some high heels on them n strippers will be all over these they look like boots anyway I wouldn't buy it for 150 what made them think 250 is ok get the f&%* outta here JB
strictly for ball as i give props to the supposed high-tech materials and light weight. If i see someone rockin these tryna be fresh or saying yea i got mags son then ill die lmao. Bottom line: good for ball. but that $ tag is steep as hell.
Why are these being called the Air Jordan XX8 and not the Air Jordan 2013? Thought JB said they weren't numbering them anymore.
It's clear whats going on here. After this is the XX8 lite, and then the XX8.5 and then the XX8 lifestyle. Y'all suckaz if you fall for this.
why though? they could've just made the shoe look like that without it being zipped up. looks like an outsole attached to an ankle brace. He said fck it we know they will buy them anyway
That's a mean midsole, but it looks like Tinker is going for the dress shoe look again. Time for new inspiration.
seen these unzipped, not feeling these at all! even if these are designed for balling and not street wear, they're still hideous to me! and its 250 dollars, nah no way, i'll wait till they modify these! what was tinker thinking when he came up with these
man these are horrible!!! i stop buying J's after the XVI's. everything else after that were pure garbage!!!
zipped they just look really weird. unzipped, they look pretty cool with the logos and the green popping up thru the opening.
Another view! reminds me of the Payton Gloves.
I guess Russell Westbrook is getting the D.Wade treatment. Sign to Jordan Brand, be the one to wear a shoe that looks horrible, but probably performs great. Get your own signature shoe that looks just as bad, is overpriced and sells horrible. Jump ship for Li-Ning.
The soles look nice. But doesn't the shoe look unfinished in a way? Like they gave up and just through some scraps on the top.
Just give up already. Please!!!! I don't see why these dudes keep signing with JB. Just stay with NIKE
I need to see more pics of it before I can have a valid opinion but first impression is just 'wtf are those?' Oh well, might grow on me
@JManSam I think we've got the Lebron X to thank for that price (look how the price on D Rose's shoe jumped). It's like, "Oh, you'll pay $270? Check this out..." That's game.
@Steelo_Brown thay are too ugly so they wanted to save them somehow
@Steelo_Brown sales my friend sales
@dopeman978 No basketball shoe was ever designed for "street wear". They were all made to hoop in. That is not an excuse for a shoe being ugly. It's just what dumb asses these days use as an excuse to waste money on ugly ass shoes.
@umdaman I guess all the other J's weren't designed for "performance not street wear"? Shut that stupid ass shit up. All the J's that are "Retro's" now where designed for balling and believe it or not, people actually balled in them.
@cnow1983 That's the first thing i thought when i seen em zipped. The problem is that there aint no damn support. the UA are essentially built-in ankle braces, these are essentially built-in sauna suits.
@BiscoeTheBoss lol bait and switched his ass.
@ToonGriffeyJr many kicks in the past didn't look like sneakers and now we all love them. that's been said - THEY'RE UGLY!!!
@Gusto: C'mon man. You can do better than that. By the way,i came real close to being your daddy . Your moms didn't tell you we used to mess around. She almost swallowed your lame ass.
@umdaman I bet you would like that faggot. Probably have some dude pealing off your tight ass jeans and pink foams right now
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