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Air Jordan VIII “Suns” – Release Reminder

May 17th, 2013 by | 52 comments

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The Air Jordan VIII “Suns” will release tomorrow, May 18th. Right before the sneaker hits stores we got just a little bit of clarification on the colorway: Jordan Brand tweeted out an image of the shoes earlier this week tying them in to their #PlayforNY Carmelo campaign. So was it a Knicks joint after all? Give us your thoughts on the division in the comments below, watch for them at your local sneaker spot tomorrow, and if you don’t wanna wait then grab the Air Jordan VIII “Suns” right now from shoejocky on eBay.

Air Jordan VIII
Black/Bright Citrus-Cool Grey-Deep Royal Blue
305381-043
05/18/13
$160

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Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs” – 1993 Original vs. 2013 Retro Comparison

May 16th, 2013 by | 47 comments

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Every time an OG colorway is trotted back out, sneakerheads love to play the comparison game. The Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs” is no different, and luckily we’ve got a set of shots to satisfy that hunger. As you’ll see once you click through for the entire gallery, this retro ends up as one of the more faithful ones that Jordan Brand has produced. The big difference here, indeed one of the only ones, are the pull tabs-the original has red where the 2013 has black. Get with us after the jump for all the details and let us know if the 2013 Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs” is close enough to the original for your liking. Thanks to Joe Venuto for the photos!

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Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs” – Release Date

May 15th, 2013 by | 26 comments

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It’s been almost a month since we’ve seen the Air Jordan VIII Retro ‘Playoffs’, but here’s some great news. The ‘Playoff’ Jordan 8 returns on a day that falls twenty years from the dead center of the 1993 NBA Finals, Saturday, June 15th. This now becomes a monster release date, with the ‘Black Grape’ Jordan Vs also arriving (not to mention Sneaker Con Atlanta). Which black nubuck Jays do you want most; new twist on an old favorite, or this just about perfect OG reproduction? Let us know what you think after you check out the new photos courtesy of Joe Venuto and see what’s available early on eBay.

Air Jordan VIII
Black/True Red-White
305381-093
06/15/13
$160

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“Suns” Air Jordan VIII Retro

May 12th, 2013 by | 16 comments

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Anyone here remember watching the 1993 NBA Finals between the Bulls and the Suns? Barkley and crew put up a pretty good fight, and if it wasn’t for a John Paxson three-pointer near the end of Game 6, the series would’ve gone to the seventh-game brink and who knows – Barkley might have a Championship Ring on his hand. While the colors aren’t entire of the PHX uniforms, this Air Jordan VIII is commonly referred to as the “Suns” colorway, pointing to the aforementioned Bulls/Suns match-up in the Summer of 1993. Cop these special Retros next weekend, or  see what’s available right now on eBay.

Air Jordan VIII
Black/Bright Citrus-Cool Grey-Deep Royal Blue
305381-043
05/18/13
$160

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Unreleased Air Jordan Samples Through The Years

May 8th, 2013 by | 45 comments

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Over the years we’ve seen some amazing (and questionable) colorways of Air Jordans and Air Jordan Retros surface on the web. In fact, there might be as many unreleased mock-ups as there are produced versions, but who knows what’s really stowed in the deep dark vaults inside the Jordan Brand headquarters and overseas factories? We’ve compiled a fairly thorough gallery of some notable Air Jordan sample colorways that have never seen the light of day at retail; some of these already have noted legends behind them, like the Air Jordan VI “Infrared” Retro with the flipped midsole and the Air Jordan V “Gold” that may or may not have been made for an employee, but some of the stuff we’ve come across cause us to question why the shoes were never released, or why they were created in the first place! Of course, this gallery isn’t a complete list of every unreleased sample, but take a moment to skim through the gallery below and let us know which unreleased Air Jordan sample catches your eyes the most.

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