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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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Air Jordan VIII Retro “Playoffs”

April 22nd, 2013 by | 33 comments

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The Air Jordan VIII will always be remembered as the final Air Jordan shoe Michael wore before his sudden retirement. He certainly got some good use out of the shoes thanks to the epic 6-game battle between the Bulls and Charles Barkley’s Phoenix Suns, and alongside this past weekend’s “Bugs” release and these “Playoffs”, Jordan Brand even has a “Suns” colorway coming to more or less commemorate that amazing showdown. The current focus is indeed on this OG colorway though, with “Playoffs” being the appointed nickname for the shoes that Michael wore for the most of the postseason, and while a release date hasn’t been confirmed (likely June, considering the Suns are dropping in May), these are definitely at the top of the radar for future sneaker pick-ups. Enjoy the new detailed gallery below and stay tuned for more updates.

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Fabolous in Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs”

April 11th, 2013 by | 8 comments

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The Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs” 2013 retro is coming, you’ve just gotta be patient. Unless you’re Fabolous, who is plenty used to being blessed with early Air Jordan pairs. The Brooklyn rapper is shown here in that very colorway, although it’s unclear as to whether or not the Air Jordan VIII on feet in the image is of the 2007 or 2013 persuasion. Also notable is Fab’s “OG” sweatshirt, a Vandal-A design that’s been more and more popular amongst the sneakerhead set of late. Let us know if you think Fab’s got a new pair of the Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs” on in the comments below.

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Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs”

April 8th, 2013 by | 43 comments

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In this age of so much retro goodness, the Air Jordan VIII is the one model that seems to have held out the longest.  CDPs not withstanding, it’s been well over five years since the last pairs hit retail, which is longer than any other Bulls-era Jordans.  The Eights are coming back in a big way starting next Saturday with the ‘Bugs Bunny’ OGs, with several more colorways to follow both new and old, including the pair pictured above.  The ’Playoffs’ Jordan 8 Retro is true to form in black nubuck, and based on these early pics, may even include the first retro cards we’ve seen in quite some time.  Asian retailers have these slated to release sooner than you’d expect given no word yet on the US release date, so click through for more images and be sure to check Sneaker News for updates.

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Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs” 2013 Retro

March 16th, 2013 by | 45 comments

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Alongside the Air Jordan V is the Air Jordan VIII Retro playing a bit of a supporting role this year, but with three OG colorways confirmed for a return, does this secondary role overshadow the lead actor? The Aqua, Bugs, and Playoffs have all been scheduled to release in 2013, and as we get a first look at the 2013 Retro of the Air Jordan VIII “Playoffs”, we’re left to wonder if the same shoes will re-release in 2016, when the Air Jordan VIII celebrates its own 23rd Anniversary. We’ve got a gallery of images for you below so take a look and let us know if you think the rapid pace of Retro releases is something you’re not entirely on board with.

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Air Jordan OG Collection Lot on eBay

March 4th, 2013 by | 14 comments

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It’s only getting more and more difficult to pick up original Air Jordan pairs. As the number of Air Jordan collectors grows every year, the set number of vintage sneakers from the line continue to get snatched up, passed around, and un-deadstocked. Which is why this group is such a crazy opporunity if you’ve got the cash to make it happen. Shown is a group of OG Air Jordans in various conditions, including the Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan VI, Air Jordan VII, Air Jordan VIII, Air Jordan IX, Air Jordan X, Air Jordan XI, Air Jordan XII, and the Air Jordan XIII. Take a look at all the pairs rounded up in the group after the jump, then take a look at the auction to purchase them from quentinours on eBay.

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