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Air Jordan XX8 (28) 2013 Unveiled

Posted: December 3, 2012 at 11:56 pm   /   by   /   comments (24)

Not sure if Jordan brand is officially bringing the numbers back into the Legacy line but they have been stating that these are the Air Jordan XX8 instead of the Air Jordan 2013.

Jordan Brand held a special invite only event to debut the latest Air Jordan model and since I wasn’t invited I’m able to leach off of their Instagram feeds and post them up here on the site.

Tech specs are unknown to me at this point as well, again… I wasn’t invited to the event. All I know is that Jordan Brand has created what they are calling a Flight Plate constructed out of Carbon Fiber, the cushion features a new system called ProPlate Zoom – should work in tandem with the Flight Plate – and a full zip-up enclosure. Other than that… I have no clue what these are about.

Tinker designed them and I personally am curious to see how they perform.

Additionally, the Air Jordan XX8 officially sports the ‘average’ sized calf condom… if you don’t fit… Under Armour has the Magnum version with their Charge BB.



Westbrook will debut the Air Jordan XX8 on-court tomorrow, December 4th








Images Via Jumpman23, SoleCollector, geokthree & kustoo

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  • December 4, 2012 at 12:00 am Tiago

    man what the fuck??? are those new under armour charges??? this are uglys as fucks!!! what happened to tinker???? is he on crack?

  • December 4, 2012 at 12:09 am Tommy

    Lmaoooo @ the condom line

  • December 4, 2012 at 12:19 am kennotstop_23

    UNACCEPTABLE. just why jb why. wtf!

  • December 4, 2012 at 12:23 am robert smith

    I dont care how well they play these seriously look like ass. Like some k mart shoes….

  • December 4, 2012 at 1:05 am therealgeneric

    hahaha I love how straight up this column is. specially, that condom line lol

  • December 4, 2012 at 1:16 am SP

    color the lining yellow and the inside white…. Jordan XX8 “banana split”

  • December 4, 2012 at 1:24 am James

    Love how everybody’s hatin but they will all sell out. Just look at the O.G. 2012’s…

  • December 4, 2012 at 1:27 am Wiktor

    ill bet russell won’t zip them. he will cut that condom off or he will back to nike :D

  • December 4, 2012 at 1:37 am Beastp

    These would have looked better without the condom.
    i hope they release a version with a removable one
    i just got the jordan 2012 lite for $50 plus tax (my first jordan performance shoe)
    and i will be looking forward to these at the outlets or when they go on sale
    i hope they dont sell out! looks like performance beasts
    this condom isnt as bad as the underarmor magnum.. atleast they just look like your socks

  • December 4, 2012 at 2:29 am AL

    ok, I now know why Wade left.

  • December 4, 2012 at 3:47 am Crazy4Light

    Same reaction I had on my mind when I woke up seeing these. D.A.M.N. Them Jordan 2012’s are sitting on outlet shelves here in the PH.

  • December 4, 2012 at 5:26 am C-Dub

    I think this is a classic case of Great Tech meeting Not So Great Design, but I could be wrong. Ugly or not people will buy them at full retail. As a wide footer though, that flight plate worries me.

  • December 4, 2012 at 5:43 am alex

    Ok maybe technologically advanced but the design is awful. A low cut version should be created immediatelly!

  • December 4, 2012 at 6:11 am KLO be stopped vs LA's Finest L.A.P.D.

    oh snap – Is That a Saucony Look up Saucony Pro Grid Razor. Similarities. I know these gad be Sim to GP’s but the Razor looks more in Line. These, ….. I hope they got there *#@%! together on this one.

  • December 4, 2012 at 6:26 am mking

    Man….I know its all about performance but damn! I got to draw a line a some point. I actually think the UA Charge look half way decent when compared to these. lol

  • December 4, 2012 at 10:26 am marcin

    they should just make the “sock” lower, the other parts of the shoe look good to me…

  • December 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm conrad

    i hope a version without the calf condom releases. or a low. these look cool if its a low.

  • December 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm EM

    I still can’t understand why do they need to place carbon fiber in shoes??? Is carbon fiber that super light that it needs to replace a simple TPU? A simple TPU support is already unbreakable when playing. Do players really need that kind of material in playing basketball??? Exaggeration.

  • December 4, 2012 at 8:48 pm collins

    I dont want to laugh but…..ROFL !

  • December 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm collins

    on the otherhand, the outsole reminds me of the Adidas puremotion concept.

  • December 4, 2012 at 11:31 pm Terence

    I like them. sexy and sleek. They look better than the 2012’s In my opinion and the performance looks on point. I see great colorway potential in these. Can’t wait to see these reviewed.

  • December 5, 2012 at 6:17 am mking

    I think this product is a victim of groupthink.

  • January 1, 2013 at 9:58 pm BLACKSPACEMAN


  • January 18, 2013 at 8:44 pm Scott F

    Tinker GOTTA GO!!! Back to Back ass! Fire his ass!