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A New Comic Reveals Exactly How Most Sneakerheads Feel About The New Air Jordan XX8

Submitted by on December 8, 2012 – 11:31 amNo Comment

It’s been a few days now since the Air Jordan XX8 was released to the world. And yet, people are still talking about it. The consensus amongst sneakerheads seems to be that, while some people out there will like and embrace it, the vast majority of people will be turned off by the design of it. Specifically, people don’t seem to like the sheath that covers to entire sneaker and makes it look like some sort of big sock. People have come to expect a lot from Air Jordans so, understandably, they’re turned off by the direction the Jordan Brand has gone with the sneaker. They wish Jordan designer Tinker Hatfield had come up with something, well, different when he sat down to put together the XX8.

One of the biggest criticisms of the Air Jordan XX8 has been that it looks strikingly similar to the Gary Payton “Glove” signature sneaker. Like the XX8, that sneaker had a sheath covering the upper part of the shoe that zipped up to hide the lacing system. So, comic artist Tyree Dillihay put together a funny comic illustrating the frustrations of sneakerheads recently that features drawings of both Payton and Hatfield. It seems to sum up what most sneakerheads were thinking when they first saw the XX8.

Do you agree with Dillihay’s portrayal of the XX8? Or, are you in the minority in thinking that the XX8 is actually a solid Jordan sneaker? We’ve heard all kinds of opinions on the XX8 over the course of the last few days. But, we have to admit: We’d definitely like to try it out on the court before we pass judgement. It seems like Jordan Brand tried to make a high-performance sneaker here, and we’re all judging a book by its cover by passing judgment on it before giving it a whirl on the basketball court.

Then again, these things are priced at $250 a pop. So, who knows if we’ll ever even get the opportunity to try them out. Either way, people are going to continue to talk about them in the weeks and months to come. So, we don’t expect the comic you see here to be the final word on the XX8. But, it is a good representation of what people are saying and thinking about the sneaker right now.

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