What Do You Think About The New Air Jordan XX8 Sneakers?
They’re ugly. They’re hideous. They’re the worst Air Jordan sneakers ever. They’re a direct reflection of the outfits that Michael Jordan himself picks out to wear. They’re…well, you get the point. When Jordan Brand peeled back the curtain to reveal their new Air Jordan XX8 sneakers last night, pretty much everyone had an opinion on them. And, for the most part, those opinions were negative. The Air Jordan XX8 is much, much different than any other Jordan that’s ever been released. In fact, you could argue that the XX8 marks a turning point for the Jordan Brand. After years of creating sneakers that were designed to look good and play just as well off the court as they did on it, Jordan Brand has done a complete 180 and created a sneaker that is built strictly for the basketball court.
As you can see, the first feature that you’ll probably notice on the Air Jordan XX8 is the synthetic sheath that stretches over the entire sneaker and zips up to cover the sneaker. It’s made of Schoeller mesh, which is a Swiss fabric that’s used in motorcycle jackets, and it’s more of a design feature intended to tie the whole sneaker together rather than a performance element. But, just about everything else here is designed with performance in mind. The Air Jordan XX8 has a Jordan Flight Plate, which is supposed to enhance the responsiveness that you’ll get from the sneaker. It has Dynamic Fit technology to help the sneaker stay laced tightly around your foot. And, the Tinker Hatfield-designed sneaker also has carbon fiber in the heel to provide lightweight support. Jordan Brand says this is the most tested and lightest Air Jordan ever as a result.
But, will people actually buy it? From the sound of things, no. The outside-the-box design used to create it has, at first glance, turned a lot of people off. And then, there’s this: The Air Jordan XX8 will cost a staggering $250 when it drops in mid-February. That’s right, $250. That will easily make it one of the most expensive sneakers on the market.