Air Jordan VIII Retro “Suns”

April 3rd, 2013 by | 27 comments


air jordan 8 retro black royal orange Air Jordan VIII Retro Suns

It’s a bit difficult to pinpoint what the real story is behind this upcoming May release of the Air Jordan VIII. The immediate thought that comes to mind with Orange/Blue is a Knicks reference, while a 20th Anniversary of Chicago’s triumph over the Phoenix Suns in the ’93 Finals rises up as a possibility. Then again, there’s the Charlotte Bobcats connection. So which is it, or does it even matter? This is one of the best Retro+ colorways of the Air Jordan VIII we’ve ever seen, so there’s no question that these will be zeroed in on as we approach the release date. Enjoy the new photos below and let us know which “nickname” you’ll ride with – Suns, Knicks, or Bobcats.

Air Jordan VIII
Black/Bright Citrus-Cool Grey-Deep Royal Blue
305381-043
05/18/13

air jordan 8 retro black royal orange 006 Air Jordan VIII Retro Suns

air jordan 8 retro black royal orange 001 Air Jordan VIII Retro Suns

air jordan 8 retro black royal orange 005 Air Jordan VIII Retro Suns

air jordan 8 retro black royal orange 004 Air Jordan VIII Retro Suns

air jordan 8 retro black royal orange 002 Air Jordan VIII Retro Suns

air jordan 8 retro black royal orange 003 Air Jordan VIII Retro Suns

Photos: mysole

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27 comments
SkilledHooper82
SkilledHooper82

This colorway and shoe has more connection with the Suns than the Knicks due to the fact that the 8's dropped in 93 and that's the year the Bulls and Suns meet in the NBA finals....It's only right to name them the Phoenix Sun 8's but it really doesn't matter tho

Ucantguardme
Ucantguardme

The blue makes it look like they're bobcats

newsouth912
newsouth912

since y'all can't figure out if they're Suns or Knicks, I'll just roll with Bobcat 8s

CoadyK
CoadyK

Whoa! When did pics of these never before seen shoes come out!!! Crazy exclusive groundbreaking journalism here. Knicks are royal blue not navy. They're Bobcats colour aka trash.

DreamChaser
DreamChaser

clean definitely copping idk maybe its suppose to be all 3 teams? ever think of that  

Sole_2_Sole
Sole_2_Sole

Fucc these shoes- lol i live in phx but hate the suns. These phx folks dont like us cats from SoCal

Da_Real_Big_Infinite
Da_Real_Big_Infinite

Their is no purple in these at all... These are knick 8s... Or even bobcat 8s... But not suns

fedrcheese1992
fedrcheese1992

i'm tired of seeing these every day posted with different names and shit, we know about them already, we don't need no more pics, show some exclusive shit on your website like some og filas, reeboks, nikes, adidas, and Jordans, even CONVERSE had some HEAT shoes back in the 90s. Show them, not the same goddam jordans all the goddam time. THANK YOU!

DesmondDiggaDezDavis
DesmondDiggaDezDavis

why cant it be cavs he had a shot vs the cavs again in 8s too and there colors are blue and orange tired of ppl saying every blue and orange cw is knicks lol

DefineReal.
DefineReal.

may 18th means i have time to decide.

hozezae
hozezae

It tickles me how SN post these pics come with names as in they knew what they were already called. First they called these knicks for awhile then they switched it to the suns and now they're saying its one of the three. Boy i tell ya SN help boost the hype as well, im sure we all kno that these will sellout instantly.

kutsum
kutsum

That doesn't look purple at all. These are pretty decent pix and it looks very much so like bobcat blue. Why they'd make a bobcat cw on a retro is beyond me, but i still like the shoe overall.

hobbyhob
hobbyhob

The purple would've solidified it But it's not purple .. So either Knicks or bobcats .. ?

AljosaCikojevic
AljosaCikojevic

man idk why but i really love these shits are fire copped the suns foams so its only right to cop these lol 

bJWALKINrivers
bJWALKINrivers

@newsouth912 .........even Jordan himself would not be disrespectful enough to name a pair of retros after a Bobcats colorway....

npt
npt

@DreamChaser or maybe they're just supposed to be a Colourway not related to any team..

hobbyhob
hobbyhob

@kutsum I think it has something to do with Mj being the owner of the bobcats but I don't think the blues match.. I'm leaning more towards the Knicks now

hozezae
hozezae

@kutsum same reason why ppl call the charcoal 7's the "raptors". The raptors wasnt around in 92 but by the time 2002 hit therefore came the name raptors.

newsouth912
newsouth912

@bJWALKINriversyou are playing right? Not only are they "retros" but they're a new cw! So it's disrespectful the have a colorway of your shoe to match the team you own and frequently go to the games of??

newsouth912
newsouth912

@bJWALKINriversMybae you're right, but if linked to any 1 NBA team, I see the Bobcats. They're team colors are grey, blue and orange (all present in this shoe). I would go with Knicks but the grey takes up the entire back of the shoe. But hey, we agree to disagree and it is a great debate. No heated words and I respect you and your opinion to the fullest extent

hozezae
hozezae

@bJWALKINrivers @newsouth912 my guy you should by now any jordan that drop let alone a new retro 8 will sellout. The colors are nice but lets just leave it at a new colorway, i dont see knicks or suns at all. Those 12's u referring too werent associated with the syracuse but it did match. Those were clearly aimed at the bobcots from a cloring stand point which they did endup selling out.

bJWALKINrivers
bJWALKINrivers

@newsouth912now if they were to come out around the release date with a "bobcats" oriented name I would be willing to admit my faults but I just don't see that happening....in all honesty now that i mentioned the whole Syracuse thing I think he'd be more inclined to even dub them the Syracuse 8s before the Bobcats 8s..but hey nice debate, do as you please when you get yours, can't stop that respectfully 

bJWALKINrivers
bJWALKINrivers

@newsouth912 Those are also colors associated with Syracuse (which has affiliation to Carmelo Anthony), but you didn't see anyone going with "I'll just roll with Orangemen 12s" 

newsouth912
newsouth912

Didn't the cool grey and orange XIIs sell out? Those were colors associated with the Bobcats also. A name of the cw doesn't drive sales

newsouth912
newsouth912

@bJWALKINriversdo you see any purple in the shoe? If no, they cannot be the Suns. How am I being creative if it's in the ARTICLE??

bJWALKINrivers
bJWALKINrivers

@newsouth912 if that was the case don't you think he would have already named a pair when he initially took owner is 2010? Jordan know's good and well if you name a color way after the bobcats it ain't selling. The name of these were the Suns and that was put out last year...don't try to be creative and give them a name that no one would call them...these aren't like the Cavs 4s which actually would have been respected with the name of the Knicks colorway. Good day sir...or ma'am 

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