Thursday, August 25th, 2011 at 3:47 pm  |  19 responses

Kicks: The Air Jordan 8.0

by Chris O’Leary/@olearychris

After the Air Jordan 2.0 was generally well received on this site when it first dropped, I wanted to poll you guys on Jordan Brand’s next .0 project.

PIcs of the Air Jordan 8.0 surfaced on Tuesday and CounterKicks recently posted shots of a white/red colorway. This shoe strays from the classic Jordan VIII body and instead of the 360 Air Max unit that the 2.0 had, the 8.0 has incorporated Flywire into its upper.

CounterKicks said in its initial post that an aqua colorway is coming to join these two other makeups of the shoe, which hit retail this fall.

What do you guys think of the Air Jordan 8.0? Is it a hit, or did it deviate too much from the original shoe?

8.0 pics via Villa, Jordan VIII pic via Marqueesole.

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  • Samco

    Looks good.

  • http://SLAMonline.com GotHandles?

    looks like poop

  • alex

    these are so ugly that only the die-hard jordan fan would hesitate to say that they are bomb kicks

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    MJ done lost his damn mind!

  • sophmore

    @samco stop lyin u kno u threw up @alex no thats a lie i hate it u can go on counterkicks and see my comments only hypebeast would say that and wear them casually only way i would if they went down 2 30 dollars so i could walk to skool in them with my diamond turfs in my hands

  • Red Star

    Rubbish, trash, garbage are. a few words that come to mind when I look at these shoes!

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ


  • http://facebook.com sam walter

    lame shoes

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    Why didn’t they just keep it EXACTLY the same and just add the flywire? These look like some Payless knockoffs.

  • robb

    Looks good but I wonder what other technological updates these have besides the Flywire

  • ogog

    Man i love these…..8′s were the best to play in, and these r sick

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  • oas

    i like them all except for the first and second pic

  • jay

    not sure bout you guys but skimmed through the new kicks and i have to say i am very disappointed…they could have made this issue so much better IMO. i will probably get but i have to say i was very disappointed. maybe the hyperfuse, and1, and under armor dont do it for me!

  • http://tempdog1 stephen

    they look mud

  • Thomas

    totally uncreative….

  • http://slamonline.com Tae

    They aight. But tha best J’s hands down….. 11>>12>>13>>5>>10. Thats my top 5

  • ripslam

    I dig.

  • Gus

    Totally agree on the cons…the 8 remain in my memory as one of the most eye catching designs EVER, had written innovation all over them even tough they aren´t the best performance kicks in the jordan line…you see, MJ looked good on these and we got a glimpse of what the future could look like! this redesign takes away everything, i mean EVERY THING from that classic…is it too hard for the JB design team to do things right? stop messing the brand!