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A Tinker Hatfield-Designed Air Jordan 8 PE For Oregon Ducks Football Appears

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Tinker Hatfield has designed incredible footwear for both the Jordan Brand and Nike banners throughout the last 36 years. Yet, some of the most special designs in the 69-year-old’s catalogs have never even hit retail shelves. Instead, they’ve been Player-Exclusive gifts to athletes at the University of Oregon, both his alma mater and “Ground Zero” for NIKE, Inc. Most recently, Hatfield’s P.E. endeavors have crafted an Air Jordan 8 for the school’s football program.

As has been the case on other Jordans prepped for the Oregon Ducks, the newly-surfaced pair indulges in a white, black and green color palette. Premium perforated leather and suede make up the entirety of the sneaker’s upper, with the toe box deviating from its surroundings in a hairy, non-pierced arrangement. Hardware at the tip of each lockdown strap that runs through the center of the shoe is dipped in a shimmering rich green, matching logos placed throughout the top and bottom-half. The university athletic programs’ beloved aquatic mascot is placed on the top of the tongue, and done in the same chenille material Hatfield used when he originally designed the Jordan 8 in 1993. Underfoot, the sole unit also joins in on the Oregon-inspired fun as midsole and outsole components don varying shades of green, glossy black and more.

Enjoy images of the pair here below, and don’t anticipate a Nike SNKRS launch.

For Jumpman-branded footwear you do have a chance of buying at retail, check out the Jordan 4 “Red Thunder” set to arrive on January 15th, 2022.

Photos: nickdepaula