April 15, 2013 BY John Kim / 31
It appears that the massive “XX8 Days of Flight” set of Air Jordans given away by Jordan Brand has finally begun to make its way into the hands of the winners. You’ll recall that entry involved snapping a pic of yourself on Instagram using #XX8DaysofFlight wearing the Air Jordan model corresponding to that day. The black and green sneakers have popped up across Instagram, as the lucky Air Jordan enthusiasts who received their pairs have been eager to show them off (and it looks like Jordan Brand unknowingly selected one user to receive two pairs). Now that the pairs are out there, it will be a test of will power to see who ends up keeping these one of a kind sneakers in their personal collection and who ends up taking the “other” route to cash out, although the 1-of-1 factor might be to tough to let go! Check out most of the Air Jordan “XX8 Days of Flight” pairs that have been doled out right after the jump and tell us in the comments which pair is your favorite.
Air Jordan 1 – b_ez29
Air Jordan II – markanythonyFLOW
Air Jordan IV – raygie19
Air Jordan V – themiki
Air Jordan VI – rowirowe
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What I enjoy about the XX8 days of flight series is it allows us to focus on the silhouette instead of the colorway. It's almost as if looking at looking at each design in white/white. My favorites are the II's, XI's, XV's & XX's.
@juelz203 thx man. They are all dope but to be 100% honest I was actually thinking before I won that I wanted the 17s. I was was super stoked.
Do you guys understand JB is capable of this quality, but refuses to give it to us since the sneaker community as a whole are ignorant to the fact we buy retro garbage?! If you really united, all of us, and spoke with our wallets, JB would have NO CHOICE but to give us what we pay for instead of the absolute-low, piss-poor, quality materials we get today with an ever-increasing price gouge. We don't get suede anymore. We don't get nice leather anymore. We don't get the thick padding. None of it. SPEAK WITH YOUR WALLETS! Everyone has a say in this, so stand up!
As for the shoes, they are nice. Just damn frustrating the materials are smooth like butter instead of crap releases we get now.
The leather looks so nice on pretty much every pair. My favorite would probably be the V or the XII.
@calladito95 there arent 3's
@John2581 That's a good point. I know part of the "value" is the rarity and all, but it'd be cool to actually be able to rock them.
I cut back on buying as many kicks because of this, among other things going wrong with the sneaker game.
@NuttyKicks Well you have to realize that Nike who is over Jordan Brand is a company that has to manufacture the shoes we like. Putting the shoes together may not be expensive, but buying all the material needed can be very expensive. So to increase profit margin cut down on quality and manufacturing costs to increase profit. If we stopped buying which would be about 25% of consumers of Jordan's there's still 75% who don't care and will buy the shoes man.
@NuttyKicks what was the last shoe you bought?
@airtwo3jrdn I love them 2s but the 17s are prolly my fans...
Honestly, I don't buy many shoes anymore. Trying to cut down on bad habits. However, I have one shoe or 3 I'm gunning for in the next 3-4 weeks and it doesn't have a retro Jumpman. Grapes are nice in 'colorway and design' (not materials) but those bitches will yellow quick.