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Sneakers December, 3 2012

Air Jordan XX8

Today Jordan Brand unveiled the 28th shoe in the Air Jordan franchise, the Air Jordan XX8. Legendary shoe designer Tinker Hatfield and Jordan Brand Developer Josh Heard led a team who worked hand-in-hand with Michael Jordan to create a new ultra-modern stealth design that takes cues from the Nike SFB.

Featuring more technological advances than any Jordan yet, the XX8 is the lightest Jordan to date and boasts a number of impressive design features including a “Jordan Flight Plate” that maximizes responsiveness of Nike Zoom units, internal Dynamic Fit straps, a stretch-synthetic exterior that includes Schoeller mesh and a molded carbon fiber heel counter. Standing at 8″ high, this is also the tallest Jordan ever created, though the zip-up portion easily folds down to reveal a mid-height shoe inside.

The Jordan XX8 will release first in Houston during NBA All-Star on February 15, 2013, followed by a nationwide launch on February 16. The suggested retail price is $250 USD.

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