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“Suns” Air Jordan VIII

April 13, 2013 BY / 21

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It’s not that often that the official backstory of an Air Jordan retro release is revealed, so we may never know the true inspiration for this brand new Air Jordan VIII colorway. Suns, Knicks, and even Bobcats connections have been thrown at there to date. We’re going with the first one for now, as the Air Jordan VIII at large is actually relevant to said color combo what with the Suns/Bulls matchup that took place in the 1993 NBA Finals. Get the latest set of images on this “Suns” Air Jordan VIII after the jump and then tell us if you’ve got anymore speculative nicknames you want to slap onto this May release.

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

















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21 comments
SheGotSole12
SheGotSole12

yes yes yes there gorgeous !! must cop . >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Whitemikenj
Whitemikenj

I gotta see these in person...if its Knicks colors I'm coppin...if the blue looks too purples I'm droppin

SkilledHooper82
SkilledHooper82

They growing on me everytime I take a look at the pics

AJSneakerHead420
AJSneakerHead420

Im from tha chi so right away im thinkin of Tha Bears !!

kutsum
kutsum

I'm liking these. More interested in these than the "bugs" with the extreme hype and such. Hoping these slip through the cracks and I can walk in and pick these up, no-line style. lol

JayNovacaneGriffin
JayNovacaneGriffin

Sweet Mayne!!!! My LS Peapod's are waiting for it's sibling!!! :)

Jumpfan23
Jumpfan23

skipping the bunnys, grabbing these and the Chromes maybe playoffs

aphillyated35
aphillyated35

idc what colorway it is....they will be bought regardless

SaggyBerries
SaggyBerries

Could be a Chicago Bears colorway with the blue and orange. Same town as the Bulls as well.

CK16
CK16

how could it be suns, it says deep royal blue for the color? theres no purple which i feel like would be the real indicator of a "suns" colorway....who knows though

JManSam
JManSam

If its the suns influence then jb is probably doing a once a year tribute to a team mj messed up perhaps. A la he cavs 4s last year. Just speculating

hobbyhob
hobbyhob

Just saw the video review ... the blue looks purplish.. thats what the guys said...

S09442
S09442

Look back at the Suns Jerseys from when MJ used to play, it does look blue, at least to me.

MattRuss80
MattRuss80

@S09442 Yeah it is a concept color scheme the 8's were the shoe that MJ wore during the 93 finals vs the suns. Except then he was wearing the black and red playoff version so these pay homage to chuck

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