Over the last two decades, Brand Jordan has applied its basketball heritage to lifestyle products. Along the way, the Jumpman family has winterized silhouettes like the Air Jordan 8 to perform in the roughest conditions, not just the hardwood.
Ahead of spring, rumors have surfaced about the modified-for-the-cold Air Jordan expected in a new “Gunsmoke” style for the holiday season. The pair is expected to feature a mostly “Black” finish across its upper and sole unit. Details around the heel, as well as the chenille logo on the tongue, will likely don the titular dark grey color; traction zones are likely to follow.
Other winterized retros have included the Air Jordan 4 and 14. These styles have included water-resistant nubuck and seamless uppers for protection against the elements. The Jordan 8 Winterized “Gunsmoke” will likely borrow these design elements, which complement the sneaker’s inner bootie and tall trim. Altogether, the shoe will help expand Michael Jordan’s legacy off-the-court as have other modified versions of the Air Jordan line.
No firm nike.com launch details have yet been disclosed by the brand. In the meantime, enjoy a speculative mock-up of the sneaker here.
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Air Jordan 8 Winterized
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