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Monday, December 3rd, 2012 at 7:07 pm  |  48 responses

Jordan Launches Air Jordan XX8 (KICKS)

The first official images of the next generation of Air Jordan.

Images via Nike

We’ll have a much more in-depth look from the Jordan XX8 launch event, but for now, here are the first images from Jordan Brand, unveiling the latest from the Air Jordan line. And here’s part of the official press release from Jumpman:

Today, Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., unveiled the AIR JORDAN XX8, the 28th shoe in the AIR JORDAN franchise. It will be available in Houston only on February 15, 2013, and then nationwide on Saturday, February 16, for a suggested retail price of $250.

The AIR JORDAN XX8 boasts an ultra-modern stealth design for elite performance including more technological advances than any AIR JORDAN to date. The AIR JORDAN XX8 – the most tested and lightest AIR JORDAN ever – has an industry-changing first: the Jordan Flight Plate, a Pebax® moderator plate that maximizes the responsiveness of the Nike Zoom units through compression and deflection for optimal performance by essentially unlocking the airbags in the forefoot and heel, unleashing the power of the Zoom bags.

Also featured in The AIR JORDAN XX8 is Dynamic Fit technology that uses internal straps to wrap up from the midsole and integrate with the laces for lightweight support that moves with the foot providing additional lockdown support and comfort.

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  • Redd

    Trying to decode wth I’m looking at..

  • Dymez

    If I was a ninja, I’d be all over these!

  • http://twitter.com/caribbeanalpha caribbeanalpha

    smh…BUT b/c of a damn logo, people will say they’re awesome and spend $200…

  • zogs19994

    JB F*CKED UP ON THIS ONE….
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    I PRETTY SURE THE SLEEVE IS SUPPOSED TO BE ON “THE INSIDE” OF THE SHOE…

  • LobCity

    Jordan needs to hire some new designers. SMH

  • http://twitter.com/NaijaAdditude E.Meezy

    Smh these are just the Air Zoom Flight aka the Glove with the Jordan logo. The Jordan Brand has gone crap , the only thing keeping it together are the retros. Kicks lately have been straight ugly.

  • roscoe

    i prefer more expensive footwear…

  • Beanz

    People will change their when a hot colorway comes out. I like them. Can’t wait for them to release.

  • Rube

    Sweet looking shoe! That’s cool how he made them so affordable in a struggling economy. Thanks for looking out for the kids MJ.

  • Niio

    @E.meezy I was thinking the same thing these are just like the ‘GLOVE’. I had a pair of those any they were one of the most comfortable sneaker I ever had, never got custom skins to replace the colors though

  • Dingo

    Looks like a tennis ball on the back view

  • jedi420

    hideous, guess it’s too be expected with the state of ‘fashion’ these days smh..

  • charlie_scott

    these joints are nice!its been a while since cat had a nice signature pair out.straight sleek!!!!!

  • robb

    wow people here really don’t give a sh*t about technology and performance. Go play in your AJ1 then.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    No wonder D-Wade left when he had the chance.

  • Caboose

    Since when do basketball shoes need their own wetsuit?

  • Zabbah

    $250, you mean.

  • http://www.facebook.com/canyoufinddoublej Joey Nelson

    Michael Jordan is my hero, hats off to a man who revolutionized the sneaker game. Now every kid on the street can wear awesome shoes at little to no cost! They even look cool too… ummm.. wait. $250 for a pair of boots? Take ‘em out in the snow why don’t ya.

  • http://www.facebook.com/canyoufinddoublej Joey Nelson

    And when have the latest signature MJ shoe been really playable? These things are too heavy, too stiff, and too expensive. MJ must have saw the new UA G Charge and thought hey, I can copy a horrible shoe like that and make millions

  • http://www.facebook.com/natgeo02 Neitel Agosto

    let me see…$250….an struggling economy, folks making minimal wage at 7.25 or a few cents more….hmmm…$250.00……with that money, i could buy a lot of groceries, that money is at least a whole month of gasoline for my car. With that money, i could buy a 100.00 dollar shoe and still do a big grocery purchase from Kroger. Somehow, there is a market for this kind of shoe/money, but it wont involve me for right now, cause i fall below middle class….around poverty…shoot, i am in the united states army and that should tell you a lot! i dont make this much….The shoe could have lights that light up my living room, and somehow its not worth all that…i’ll pay 125.00 top. no more than that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/natgeo02 Neitel Agosto

    i been dreaming about it! i just cannot afford them….i wear them on my 2k13, i officially signed with JORDAN…..even tho i suck in the game…lol

  • http://twitter.com/caribbeanalpha caribbeanalpha

    a ninja or “ninja”?

  • nhm

    so no pix of it zipped up??? they didn’t want to show its ugly side?

  • http://twitter.com/El_Black_Mamba Oscar Carrillo (O.C)

    Lol now this was funny

  • 23

    Too heavy??? Hmmm Idk about that man. I’m not a Jordan enthusiast but from the description it says these are one of(the most?) Lightest air Jordan ever.

  • Mike From Spain

    Why? These things are fugly

  • Frank

    Jordan XI + Zoom Flight Payton

  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    Yuck…I’d rather rock a pair of LA Gears.

  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    wth?…… Meteor Man/sub zero garbage

  • Drew

    That is uglier than Susan Boyle

  • Jacob Nelson

    I mean….ah f*ck it, I’m not trying to defend these. I was going to try and say these can’t be MJ approved but given his recent style choices, I wouldn’t put it past him. This was the him while maing the shoes——->http://s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/web05/2011/3/17/0/michael-jackson-high-28785-1300335047-0.jpg

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    so it’s a $250 half eaten banana in a body bag. Yay.

  • Max

    Yuck…

  • j

    awesome, ive always wanted to play basketball while i scuba dived!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.brodes Jay Brodes

    not feeling this shoe at all. looks clunky and very heavy…i will take a jay kidd and pass!

  • Avery Smith

    You all DO realize these came out YEARS ago right? Gary Payton Gloves. Nike is sooooo see-through it’s ridiculous. $250 for spandex shoes. C’mon, New York, It’s time to make more than just thug songs…

  • http://www.facebook.com/mjrhodesdude Matthew James Rhodes

    i cant if the “positive” comments are laced with sarcasm…lol

  • 1982

    I feel like he just gears his stuff towards pop rappers now and then they get the young’ns on board.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    Buy first, worry later

  • Fat Lever

    Man, if only the Green Goblin could have gotten his hands on these instead of the Foamposits he rocked in Spiderman.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PPVDV4LRJ3D6KCAQEZAYRFOTCY BryanM

    “Moderator” plate? the “Zoom unit” and compression and deflection? Unlocking the “airbags?” unleashing the zoom bags?
    Duh. It’s a shoe. In 7-9 months it’ll wear out too.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PPVDV4LRJ3D6KCAQEZAYRFOTCY BryanM

    Man, these shoes look stiff, slow, out of shape and overweight….Like MJ himself. Perfect.

  • drizzlin..2s

    Id wear them… maybe if they were below 150$ i mean. Nobody NOBODY can afford this. And they didnt have to make the glove part so high up it woulve looked alot beetter 2 inches farther down , closer to ur foot.

  • ThePrufessa

    dude anybody making minimum wage shouldn’t be buying a pair of jordans anyways. so what does that have to do with it? the shoe sells out FAST so what does anything you had to say have to do with that?

  • ThePrufessa

    nimrod

  • ThePrufessa

    NONE of my jordans wear out. what are you talking about? i can put on a pair of jordans i bought in high school and go hoop in them right now and they still perform just as good.

  • ThePrufessa

    i can afford them. i bought the night vision pair and i’ll be getting another pair soon. the only reason i got the night visions is because the all black ones were SOLD OUT! so how the do you figure that “NOBODY can afford this”? moron…broke moron that is.

  • ThePrufessa

    but they’re the exact opposite. for one thing they’re the LIGHTEST pair of jordans EVER. so how are they overweight? out of shape? they’re SLIM! stiff? how could a shoe with a decoupled sole for maximum flexibility be stiff? slow? zoom air is all of a sudden slow? did you even find out what the flightplate is and what purpose it serves? based off this stupid comment i take it you didn’t. so i’ll be the one to let you know that the flightplate is there to make the shoe FASTER than what you’re accustomed to with other nike zoom air shoes.

    you are a total moron.

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