Most of you sneaker heads are waiting for the classic Air Jordan 10 Orlando to drop this Saturday. The Jordan Brand also have something else special for you. A special colorway of the Air Jordan 8s are dropping on Saturday also; the Air Jordan 8 Snowflake. These will be available in GS sizing, and they would go just perfectly with the winter season. If you plan to cop the Air Jordan 10 Orlando, then add these to your wish list too.
Who Is Michael Jordan?
Michael Jordan is a retired professional basketball player who has played for 15 seasons in NBA for the Chicago Bulls, and the Washington Wizards. During his time at the University of North Carolina in 1982, he played basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels, and was drafted for the Chicago Bulls in 1984. He was able to entertain the crowd with his prolific scoring, defensive plays, and his ability to perform slam dunks from the free throw line at the slam dunk contests, which has earned him the nicknames: Air Jordan and His Airness.
He has won his first NBA Championship with the Bulls in 1991, and also winning again in 1992 and 1993 (three-peat). During the 1993-1994 NBA season, MJ has retired from basketball in order to pursue a minor career in baseball. In March 1995, MJ has announced his return to the NBA, and has led the Bulls to three additional championships during 1996-1998. In 1999, MJ retired from the NBA for the second time, but return again to play for the Washington Wizards during 2001-2003. Currently, MJ is the owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.
MJ has numerous career highlights and awards:
- 6 times NBA champion (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
- 6 times NBA Finals MVP (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
- 5 times NBA MVP (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998)
- 14 times All-Star (1985-1993, 1996-1998, 2002, 2003)
- 3 times NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
- 10 times All-NBA First Team (1987-1993, 1996, 1998)
- All-NBA Second Team (1985)
- NBA Defensive Player Of The Year (1988)
- 9 times NBA All-Defensive First Team (1988-1993, 1996-1998)
- NBA Rookie Of The Year (1985)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
- 10 times NBA Scoring Championship (1987-1993, 1996-1998)
- 3 times NBA Steals Leaders (1988, 1990, 1993)
- 2 times NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (1987, 1988)
- 3 times AP Athlete Of The Year (1991, 1992, 1993)
- 2 times USA Basketball Male Athlete Of The Year (1983, 1984)
- Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year (1991)
- NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-time Team
- NCAA Champion (1982)
- Consensus National College Player Of The Year (1984)
- ACC Player Of The Year (1984)
- ACC Rookie Of The Year (1982)
- 2 times Consensus First-Team All-American (1983, 1984)
- 2 times First-Team All-ACC (1983, 1984)
- No. 23 Retired by Chicago Bulls
- N0. 23 Retired by Miami Heat
- No. 23 Retired by the University Of North Carolina
History Of The Air Jordan Brand
In 1984, Nike was a struggling shoe company looking for ways to appeal to a new segment of the shoe market, and to reinvent themselves. Nike has turned to rookie Michael Jordan to order to make an endorsement deal, but MJ showed no interest at all. MJ had plans to sign a deal with either Adidas or Converse; he loved the brands, and in North Carolina, these were the shoes that wore to play basketball in. Unfortunately, both of the brands rejected him.
Nike was offering to create a brand new line of shoes called Air Jordan, and MJ’s old agent, David Falk, saw this as a wonderful opportunity. MJ flew to the Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, after being convinced by his parents , and his agent. During his visit, Nike has shown him a special video presentation of his college career highlights, plus his high-flying Olympics moves with Pointer Sister’s “Jump” playing in the background. Peter Moore, Nike’s Old Head Designer, also shown MJ sketches of the Air Jordan 1, and apparel to go with it. It was featured in Black and Red, and MJ was very interested with these designs. He has stated: “I can’t wear these shoes, those are devil colors”.
MJ has decided to finally make a deal with Nike, and has signed a 5-year deal that was worth $2.5 million. MJ has fueled the success of Nike, and the Air Jordan Brand is still popular today.
The Air Jordan 8 History
The Air Jordan 8 was first introduced in 1993. Tinker Hatfield felt that the Jordan Brand was strong enough to stand on it’s own, and didn’t want the 8s to feature the Nike sign. It took a lot of time for Hatfield to convince Nike to stop putting the Nike Sign on the Jordan Brand, but it stopped eventually.
There is absolutely NO Nike Sign on the Air Jordan 8. The design on the Air Jordan 8 was crazy, and it became the talk of the town. Sneaker heads and basketball players talked about them a lot, and they were blown away from the crazy colorways.
However, there is a con about the Air Jordan 8: the straps on the sneakers (known as bunny ears) made the sneakers tight on the sides. This made the sneakers uncomfortable for people with wide feet 🙁 . What is great about the sneakers is that they feature polycarbonate torsion plates, durabuck uppers, Air soles, huarache inner sleeves, and anti-inversion cross-straps (known as bunny ears).
The Air Jordan 8 was originally retailed for $125.00 in 1993.
Features Of The Shoe
These special features snowflake print located on the upper, and also on the icy outsole as well. Also, you will notice the icy blizzard fade located on the patent leather cross straps. Finally, the rubber sole is covered in white and navy blue.
These will be dropping on December 1st. The retail price is set at $140.00. These will also be available in Toddler and Preschool sizing as well.
Air Jordan 8 Snowflake
December 1st, 2018
Video Of The Sneaker
Winter is weeks ahead, and the design on these sneakers goes just right for the season. How many of you kids are planning to cop tomorrow?? What are your overall thoughts on these??? Leave your comments and questions below in the comment section, and I will answer to everyone. Make sure to like, share, and subscribe for more sneaker news. As always, stay tuned as The Latest Sneaker will keep you updated!!!