First released in 1993, the Air Jordan VIII was released in only three colourways; White/Black/True-Red in leather and Black/Black/True-Red and Black/Bringht-Concord/Aqua, the latter two colourways featured durabuck uppers. The AJ 8 also featured two unique cross-lockdown straps with embossed/embroided ’23’ and circular jumpman logo on the tongue with a carpet feel. The Haurache-like inner sock was again brought back after it was first introduced in the AJ 7. Another element the AJ 8s shared with the 7s was that it did not have any Nike logos on it. This was granted after Tinker Hatfield had plead tirelessly with the execs that the Jordan Brand could carry its own weight.
Micheal Jordan donned the 8s when he took his third ring and the Bulls won their third NBA Championship in a row. The Air Jordan VII Championship Pack is similarly the third installment to championship commemoration. This time the Jordan Brand took a different route, the AJ 6 and 7 packs were both purely based on ‘Cigar and Champagne’, but this pack goes further with ‘Trophy and Confetti’.
The first colourway is all white leather upper, white socklining and white midsole and outsole. The upper has a metallic gold panel that has Micheal Jordan’s fingerprints to symbolize the Trophy. The second colourway leather upper follows suite with an all black theme throughout the shoe, with a Confetti panel on the upper and the lining of the tongue. The jumpman logo and the lockdown-strap_buckles are dipped in metallic gold in both colourways.
Air Jordan VIII Championship Pack retails at $250 each pair and releases this Saturday 25th June 2016
Written by: Khojane ‘KingsWAY Kicks’ Lepholisa