June 20th, 2013 by Sneaker News / 25
20 years ago to the day, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls defeated the Phoenix Suns by a one-point margin in the 1993 NBA Finals. The threepeat was complete (the first one at least) and Michael Jordan got them there with an incredible 41 points-per-game average across the Series. While the Bulls were more or less the consensus best team in the league at the time, there were some doubts surrounding the possibility of a third championship in such a short span thanks to the strength of their Finals opponent the Phoenix Suns (Charles Barkley on their side). The Championship win would eventually become a bittersweet one, as His Airness’ first retirement from the game following the death of his father looming over the franchise. Of course, on feet for Michael Jordan during that 1993 post-season was the Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs” – a celebrated Air Jordan original that hits stores for the third time in history.
Although the original run of the Air Jordan VIII featured the “Bugs” and “Aqua”, the colorway you see in front of you is the one remembered the most – the classic Bulls color-up that MJ wore as the Chicago squad got ready for another historic NBA title win. Since then the Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs” has been unearthed on one other occasion, showing up at retailers back in December of 2007 amidst a large AJ8 re-issue. But even in 2013, which features a stacked variety of enticing Air Jordan releases, the Playoff 8 has firmly stood in the front lines among the most coveted sneaker releases of the year. We’re excited to unveil the Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs” as the next installment in Sneaker News “Beauty Shots”, so continue on for a gallery of this historic shoe made all the more relevant by today’s 20th anniversary of the title Michael earned in them, and keep it locked on Sneaker News for continued, exclusive previews of Jordan Brand’s prized releases for 2013.
The Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs” releases on June 29th with a retail price of $160.
anybody know if these are going to be very limited like the Grape 5s? I really want a pair but don't want to miss out :)
The shoe game is fucked up! It's harder than ever to get J's you want! Long ass lines, raffles, connects can't be trusted all the time, weak ass resellers buying up all the kicks then selling them at outrageous prices, hypebeast hyping up kicks making it harder for true sneakerheads....smh I'm starting to hate this shit.
Glad these don't have the red pull tabs. I'd hate to see all these 24 and under kids with a gem from the past. That's just me though.
i want these but i had a pair and once they start getting ashy its a wrap, i wont even wear them. ill just get the shadow 1s and some toro 4s.
lol at the pic on number 9, the jumpman on the left on the left tounge is somehow looking like a woman..
@SkilledHooper82 which store did you go to ?
@SneakerGameCrazyX which champs did you go to ?
^^ u see l.. i on the other hand want my retro true to form.. and it doesnt matter what the kids have, cause weeks after their pick up, shits are already dusty AF. so fucc wht they doin, their shits never last. lil shit beasts.
@EvilRamen Cup of noodles are better
@Da_Real_Big_Infinite Thanks for the answer :)