Every iconic Air Jordan has its own meaningful story behind it. The Air Jordan VIII is, without a doubt, a true standout in the line. The sneaker was unlike previous models because of the unique design created by Tinker Hatfield. The shoe was bulky and featured straps with an iconic quilted Jumpman logo on the tongue. But the history Michael Jordan made in them is what makes the sneaker very special.
Prior to his shocking announcement to retire from the game of basketball, Jordan was on top of the world. As one of the most marketable athletes, his sneaker line was booming. During the 1992-93 NBA season, Jordan went tied Wilt Chamberlain’s record with his seventh straight scoring title while making his seventh straight All-Star Game. He also captured both All-NBA First Team and All-Defensive First Team nods. He then led the Bulls to their first three-peat.
We gave you the history of the shoe, eight things you didn’t know about it, and his greatest moments in them but there is just so much to talk about regarding this iconic silhouette. In a time where signature sneakers are released with what seems like an unlimited supply of colorways, the Jordan VIII originally had three colorways in 1993: White/Black/True Red (“Bugs Bunnies”), Black/Bright Concord/Aqua (“Aquas/All-Star”), and Black/Black/True Red (“Playoffs”).
The Jordan Brand will be celebrating the VIII’s 23-year anniversary next year and is ending this year off right with the “Chrome” edition dropping tomorrow at Champs Sports. Before the sneaker hits stories, check out the Best Air Jordan 8 Colorways Ever.