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Nike Air Jordan XX8

The Jordan Brand, a division of Nike have unveiled the Air Jordan XX8, the 28th shoe in the Jordan range. The new basketball shoe boasts an ultra-modern stealth design and more technological advances than you can shake a carbon fibre shoelace at.

This ultra light shoe designed by Tinker Hatfield has a load of new enhancements over the previous model. The Air Jordan features a high-performance, stretch-synthetic shroud that provides a sleek exterior, while a moulded external heel counter is made out of carbon fibre for lightweight support. A multi directional outsole pattern provides excellent traction and durability for the court. Schoeller mesh, a Swiss fabric used in premium motorcycling jackets, is used in the shroud that encompasses the shoe to provide an extra layer of support, stability and style for the athlete.

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It will only be available in Houston on February 15, 2013, and then nationwide on Saturday, February 16, for a suggested retail price of $250.

[via: Nike]
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  1. They are meant for ankle support in basketball not casual footwear I like them just for basketball just because of the retro 11 look on the inside

  2. This day a very special person came into this world,with purpose and many blessings ahead, You! Happy Birthday!

  3. Great Michael Jordan – Happy Birthday MJ. THIS MY IDOLS……MY HERO FOREVER…CONGRATULETIONS

  4. everyone hating on the shoe is to naive to realize that the OG jordans didn’t get much love in their time. its just a cycle here. these will be crazy when they retro years from now,

  5. everyone hating on the shoe is to naive to realize that the OG jordans didn’t get much love in their time. its just a cycle here. these will be crazy when they retro years from now,

  6. lol, that’s what I’m saying, it’s obvious he’s a stan, that’s why he is trying to justify this bs. I wish people will stop acting like a sneaker makes a differences when you hoop, because Michael Jordan played in sneakers that didn’t have the tech this shoe has, and he still kicked ass. So please stop, it’s not the shoes it’s the player.

  7. lol, that’s what I’m saying, it’s obvious he’s a stan, that’s why he is trying to justify this bs. I wish people will stop acting like a sneaker makes a differences when you hoop, because Michael Jordan played in sneakers that didn’t have the tech this shoe has, and he still kicked ass. So please stop, it’s not the shoes it’s the player.

  8. Man this shoes are realllyy awfull. OMG. Maybe it was designed based on performance but all of air jordans are! And they look like amazing but wtf is this? Without the zipper part (thing that made the shoe f***ked up) it’s a pretty shoe but I think they did bad job ‘cuz without appearance they cant sell this product I think. I was waiting for a good looking one and ofc good performanced but now I have to wait for another year :S

  9. Man this shoes are realllyy awfull. OMG. Maybe it was designed based on performance but all of air jordans are! And they look like amazing but wtf is this? Without the zipper part (thing that made the shoe f***ked up) it’s a pretty shoe but I think they did bad job ‘cuz without appearance they cant sell this product I think. I was waiting for a good looking one and ofc good performanced but now I have to wait for another year :S

  10. I love where the tech is going, but those shoes are hideous looking. I hope they make a low top version with an alternate styling — that I would buy.

  11. true they are made for play but what are you taking about they also looks awesome and its another push to the bar of shoe desing

  12. I think the xx8 main flaw is that it does not mesh aesthetics and functionality. Technologically it is very and advanced and yes it may be effective, but as designers i believe that they should have designed the to look good not just when its zipped down, because if you have to remove a feature to make it look good then in my opinion I think this design is incomplete

  13. Fuck these snotty nose kids. Everything isnt about swag. This shoe was specifically design yet i guarantee somebodys worried about if it goes with their newest snapback. fuckin trendy bastards lol…

  14. What’s wrong with wanting the shoe to look good and work good.I wouldn’t wear a shoes that looks like a slipper or something just because it will help me on the court. Looking good on the court also helps with playing good because it gives you more confidence.

  15. JB stays ahead of the game in sneaker technology, some may look off but they are really comfy, my favs are the XXs with the IPS. I copped 5 colorways of those 🙂

  16. I don’t dislike any Air Jordan because every pair has a story…..but why is it that they don’t release them with the bulls colors????…..

  17. Ugly shoe but good for basketball. Reebok iverson iv look better and better quality, real leather not pleather. Jordan brand has went down hill in quality

  18. Ugly shoe but good for basketball. Reebok iverson iv look better and better quality, real leather not pleather. Jordan brand has went down hill in quality

  19. these shoes arent worth $250. Tinker and josh will say anything for people to buy the shoe. If your a real baller you dont fall for bullsh*t shoes like this. Plus real ballers know its all about the retros anway. I know for sure that Micheal Jordan would never ball in these shoes.

  20. No that’s a terrible excuse Michael played in Jordans and he never had any major injuries. Jordans are meant to look nice and perform. You even see college and pro players playing in retros. The design sucks so stop justifying it, with “its not made to look nice but to play in”

  21. These shoes are made for performance not fashion, so don’t expect much from the design when they talk about performance a lot about these shoes.

  22. Actually the primary purpose is to sell, thereby making money for Jordan. It just so happens that making it a good performance shoe will help it sell. Making it stylish would help too, but they didn’t go that direction.

  23. Actually the primary purpose is to sell, thereby making money for Jordan. It just so happens that making it a good performance shoe will help it sell. Making it stylish would help too, but they didn’t go that direction.

  24. Ok you know what, fuck it! This shoe is making me indecisive on loving it or hating it. The shoe looks like it performs well, but the design is kind of a turn off.

  25. OR maybe mike walked into oractice and seen Kemba Walkers Under Armor shoe n practice then thought damn i gotta take that design smh i wont even talk about the 250$ price tags nike has been putn out its a conspiracy

  26. this shoe is a bite off of under armor and to add injury to insult JB covers this crappy shoe with a giant sleeve u ZIP up so it wont b so obvious they stole this idea.. and mike mustve been smoking crack with his weird lil hitler facial hair from that hanes commercial to ok this..

  27. @snkvfrv all of those ppl are 100% right. I’m more cautious than anyone, but then I got paid fifty bucks put into my account! so easy all you have to do is reply to a few polls . These guys are the best => bit.ly/UmSn28?=yaagrn

  28. LOL at the people talking about copping these to ball in that probably cannot hoop in the first place. They just want to be on some random court and be like “Oooohhh, look at my new J’s that I spent $250 on…” while the guy with regular decent shoes and skill runs circles around them. Ha!

  29. people need to stop worrying about the look. If you actually LISTEN….to what Tinker and Josh are saying… theyr designing the shoe based on performance! Thats how Jordans have always been. The designers arent thinking “is a 14 year old kid going to think these will look good with his outfit?” NO! theyr thinking “Is this shoe going to serve its purpose to the fullest on the court” smh, your all hypebeasts

  30. people need to stop worrying about the look. If you actually LISTEN….to what Tinker and Josh are saying… theyr designing the shoe based on performance! Thats how Jordans have always been. The designers arent thinking “is a 14 year old kid going to think these will look good with his outfit?” NO! theyr thinking “Is this shoe going to serve its purpose to the fullest on the court” smh, your all hypebeasts

  31. the way it opens up could call for some interesting colorway, neon green on a reveal with J’s just feel kinda off

  32. underarmour already stole the thunder on the high top look, that mesh liner is as cheap as air presto, carbon fibre is old news c’mon, and i don’t even wanna talk about all the flywire tech from last year’s models, just my 2 cents don’t be hating.

  33. Need more asian sweat shops to manufacture another 4 dollar shoe that [refuse to mention the name] can charge 250 dollar from wannabes. Good Job!

  34. shoulda waited till the summer but they gon sell.. especially when he start switching up the color ways.. on the court that high ankle aint no different from wearin an ankle brace wit ya high tops.. its a go, good comeback MJ

  35. people would camp for these if Jordan wore em with the bulls. i love em (not the price), but maybe it just me. I like performance shoes that make people say “TF are those??” lol

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