I know it’s late, but I will do this performance review while I still can (before the XX9). I just forgot to do this one, probably because I was busy in school. Anyways, I don’t want to waste your time with information you already received from Nightwing2303, so I will keep the review portion short. What I really want to talk about is the fact that B-grade doesn’t always mean poor quality. My pair of Air Jordan XX8 are B-grades. Shoelander23 also got his pair from the same store. They have held up just fine, and I could find no noticeable flaws. Best of all, my Zoom bags haven’t popped yet (knock on wood). Watch the video below and share your thoughts on this ongoing discussion. I will say that you just have to be careful with B-grades. They are not necessarily bad quality. I will explain in the video. Below are my thoughts on each performance aspect of the Air Jordan XX8. I will be doing a few more videos in the near future, so stay tuned to WearTesters.
Traction: AWESOME! Some of the best I have ever used. You will be covered no matter what movement you make. The only place where the traction won’t work is in the air.
Cushion: Synonymous with the state in which you should not leave your house when you’re not home. Also synonymous with insane. The Unlocked Zoom is some of the best cushion setups ever. It’s Zoom on steroids. If you want responsive cushion, this is where the “X” marks the spot. My one downside is that playing in it for more than 2 hours caused minor discomfort at the ball of the foot, most likely due to the foot hitting the FlightPlate.
Materials: The shroud is stylish, comfortable and containing. It serves its purpose well. The Carbon Fiber plates not only look awesome, but they help with torsional support and containment.
Fit: Like a glove.
Support: Minimally Maximum.
Overall: I told you it would be short and sweet. This shoe is one of my favorites because of the innovation and technology that was put into it. It’s a crazy shoe that JB will be improving on with the XX9. I hope they can improve on the XX8, because that will be hard.