Posted December 03, 2012

Nike unveils ‘crazy’ Air Jordan XX8

Ben Golliver, Jordan Brand, Michael Jordan, Nike
The Air Jordan XX8. (SoleCollector.com on Instagram.)

The Air Jordan XX8. (SoleCollector.com on Instagram.)

By Ben Golliver

Sometimes a picture is worth 1,000 words. Other times, 1,000 question marks.

Jordan Brand unveiled the latest iteration of its classic sneaker, the Air Jordans, in New York City on Monday. Bearing the tagline “Dare to Fly,” the Air Jordan XX8 looks unlike, well, anything you would put on your lower legs unless you were a Black Ops commander running through a deep snowfall.

Michael Jordan’s signature brand seems well aware that it is breaking new ground. “Yeah, it looks crazy,” a promotional video for the shoe said, according to TheScore.com. SoleCollector.com reported the teaser also admitted: “It’s not for everyone.”

The Jordan XX8 features an all-black sleeve that covers the entire shoe, save the blue sole, and extends up to the mid-ankle. The sleeve opens and closes with a zipper that, when pulled down, reveals a neon green shoe with neon green laces, neon green lace holes and a black Jumpman logo on the tongue. According to Jordan Brand, the XX8 is the “lightest, most responsive Air Jordan of all time” and boasts “stealth” inspiration. “By the time you see us coming, it’s too late,” the company said. Filmmaker Spike Lee, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, designer Tinker Hatfield and Jordan Brand president Larry Miller were on hand to unveil the shoe.

Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook, inked to Brand Jordan in October, will debut the sneakers on Tuesday against the Nets, according to ESPN.com. The Air Jordan XX8 will retail for $250.

Picture via SoleCollector on Instagram.

6 comments
AnthonyJ.Corbin
AnthonyJ.Corbin

sombody will buy them. Not to play in but more for fashion. That is what a lot of the kids buy them for now anyway. Wear them unzipped so you get the 2-tone color, then slap on a black sweat suit with neon green t-shirt.

SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq

Dumb kids waited in line overnight for this crap.  Do they take EBT cards?

James Nibert
James Nibert

They look like you use them to scuba dive. If you pay $250 for this crap you deserve what you get. 

davidb1
davidb1

Wow...I have a huge collection of Jordans. But, these??????. These will never become part of that collection. I thought the new Lebrons were ugly as heck. I'm sure they will be tramplin to get them though. What a Huge Disappointment.

BiggBatter
BiggBatter

they got a little too fancy with this one. Thumbs down man!!