September 22, 2011 BY John Kim
Jordan Brand has the ambitious task of re-inventing its most historic models in such a way that contemporary methods of performance basketball sneakers are utilized without compromising the legendary design of the Air Jordan Legacy. We saw a first attempt with the Air Jordan 2.0, which featured the Air Jordan II upper with a basketball-specific full-length Max Air sole. For the Air Jordan 8.0, Jordan Brand implemented the lightweight, no-sew upper construction with Flywire on the crossing mid-foot straps; the lightweight yet sturdy upper and Flywire are common details seen in today’s most advanced basketball kicks like the Nike Hyperdunk 2011 and upcoming Nike LeBron 9, and combined with the iconic design of the Air Jordan VIII, the Air Jordan 8.0 seamlessly meshes unmistakable style with unparalleled function. The ‘graffiti’ like print on the heel-guard of the Air Jordan VIII has also been revamped, as this new White/Metallic Silver-Varsity Red-Stealth colorway features a new paint-splatter detail. Europe’s Afew has these in stock right now so check out the detailed gallery below and look out for these at stateside Jordan Brand retailers soon.
Air Jordan 8.0
White/Metallic Silver-Varsity Red-Stealth