You might not notice by looking at this simple Chicago-themed Air Jordan 8, but it’s not an original colorway of Mike’s unique dual-strapped eighth signature model. Only three colorways made up the original 1993 release slate of the AJ8 ranging from the Bugs Bunny-inspiration, the lauded Aqua theme, and a Playoff variation.
Times were simpler back then, before the days of the infinite colorways hitting the release slate and trickling down to the sales section. That’s what we love about Jordan Brand’s ongoing “Alternate Collection” – they’ve been creating colorways that Mike could’ve worn on-court with the Air Jordan 2, Air Jordan 4, and Air Jordan 5 Low. This Air Jordan 8 “Alternate” will hit retailers on February 25th, 2017 rounding out a fairly busy schedule for Jordan Brand’s February 2017.
The Air Jordan 8 Alternate features a simple white leather upper, additional micro-perforations on the side panels, updated Metallic Red accents on the premium strap adjustments, and a stark contrast on that bold 90s midsole pattern. Jordan Brand splashes the heel tab with ‘1993’ in a nod to the year the shoe was created while the inner tongue lining matches that unique midsole pattern. What do you think of the Alternate 8s?
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BB BRANDED RELEASE DETAILS:
RELEASE DATE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017
RELEASE TIME: 8:00 AM EST
RELEASE LOCATION: DOWNTOWN WINDSOR LOCATION AND DEVONSHIRE MALL FOR MENS AND KIDS SIZES.
***ANY LEFT OVER SIZES FROM IN-STORE RELEASE WILL RELEASE ONLINE AT 10:00 AM EST***
RELEASE SIZES: MEN'S, GRADESCHOOL'S
RELEASE DISTRIBUTION: FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE
PRICE (IN CANADIAN DOLLARS, BEFORE TAXES):