The Best Air Jordan 8 Colorways Ever

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    10. "Aqua" (women's)

    The Jordan Brand doesn’t always do a great job of providing women with some exclusive colorways…that is, if you talk to some of the more prominent influencers out there. But they connected here with this one. This sneaker released back in 2007 alongside the first “Aqua” retro. Even men opted to grab a pair for themselves because the colorway was dope.

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    9. "Bobcats"

    These were originally released in 2007, a month after the Aqua’s retroed for the first time. The colorway was something different but the white and grey upper with the orange surrounding the shoe blended well together.

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    8. "Chrome"

    For those that are not a fan of colorful colorways and prefer their solids, the AJ8 “Chrome” is the perfect silhouette. The sneaker was one of the first non-OG colorways and it became an instant favorite when it was released in 2003. The black-based upper incorporated chrome-like accents throughout the shoe and followed the design details from the “Playoffs” and “Aquas.”

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  • 7. "Three Times a Charm"

    The sneaker pays homage to the Bulls first three-peat and takes its colorway from the three teams Jordan and the Bulls defeated (Lakers, Blazers, and Suns). The sneaker released this past October and featured a unique tongue graphic to celebrate that team’s history.

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    6. "Bugs Bunny"

    This was the first VIII colorway released and gained notoriety for its association with MJ’s fictional partner in crime, Bugs Bunny. The sneaker got its nickname because of the overlapping straps that resembled bunny ears.

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    5. "Q-Rich"

    Releasing in limited pairs on the same fateful night in 2008 as the Ray Allen player exclusive, this Knicks-based colorway was one of the last real moments of NBA relevancy for Quentin Richardson. The longtime JB member had some incredible PEs over the years with teams like the Clippers, Knicks, and Suns. We just wish Jordan had blessed us with some of those sneakers more often.

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    4. "Doernbecher"

    The sneaker was designed by Caden Lampert, who was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a life-threatening autoimmune disease. Caden blended all of his favorite things into one sneaker (music, basketball, and magic) and created a pretty dope model. The glow-in-the-dark speckles and the hidden fingerprints take the sneaker over the top. The sneaker was released last year and joins a great list of Doernbecher sneakers

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    3. "Ray Allen"

    Other than Michael Jordan himself, Ray Allen arguably has the best collection of Air Jordan PEs in his closest. Allen was one of the first endorsers of the Jordan Brand and throughout his career wore solid PEs we will never have a chance to get. During his time with the Celtics, Allen rocked these during the playoffs. The sneaker had a very limited release (only 24 pairs were available in retail) in 2008, alongside Q-Rich’s Blue/White/Orange flash VIIIs.

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    2. "Playoffs"

    MJ laced up this pair during the 1993 NBA Playoffs and even earned a Sports Illustrated cover in them against the Knicks. The 1993 Finals was one of the best championships in NBA history. Phoenix was stacked with Charles Barkley coming off an MVP season where he beat out MJ. But while known for being confident, Barkley added more fuel to the fire when he made the “God wants us to win” statement after Game 5 of the Finals. MJ was unstoppable throughout the series, averaging 41 points per game and dropping the forgotten double-nickel in Game 4.

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  • Air Jordan 8 Aqua
    1. "Aqua"

    The Aqua is one of the best Air Jordan sneakers ever released, period. The sneaker originally retroed in 2007 and made its way back this year on Black Friday. Back in the day, Michael Jordan owned All-Star Weekend. It was not only a weekend he used to prove he was the best but a weekend to build his brand. Every ASG he appeared in was special because he debuted new colorways we had never seen before. Just a year after debuting the AJ VII “Bordeaux” in Orlando, he introduced the world to the Aquas in the 1993 game in Salt Lake City.

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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.

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