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Air Jordan 8 'Chrome'

Winning the third title of a threepeat. Clinching the finals MVP. Many Jordan silhouettes were worn at times of Michael Jordan's greatness, but the Air Jordan 8 stands out for creating its reputation during the apex of Jordan's career.

After a lot of lobbying, legendary designer Tinker Hatfield was able to convince Nike to take all of their branding off of the Air Jordan 8, making it the first Jordan silhouette to do so. Also, the AJ 8 was the last silhouette Jordan wore before his first retirement in October of 1993.

‘Chrome’ is the latest colorway for the Air Jordan 8 this year, and we haven’t seen this colorway since 2003. The AJ 8 is known for having vibrant aspects on the midsole, tongue, and outsole, but the ‘Chrome’ is an understated, elegant sneaker.

The upper of this silhouette is mainly comprised of black nubuck. The cross-straps sport a stylized, white and grey “23,” and the tongue is stitched with a white and grey Jumpman logo. The midsole on the AJ 8 normally sports varying colorful hues, but on this colorway we are treated to different shades of black, grey, and white.

For its time the Air Jordan 8 was a silhouette which employed some of the top technology. The cross-straps provide complete lockdown, while the higher cut and extra padding around the ankle achieve maximum support. A combo of the anti-torsion plate and the air unit, support and cushion the foot. The outsole rocks the same tonal theme as the midsole, and a unique pattern provides traction.

The Air Jordan 8 'Chrome' will be dropping on Saturday, Dec. 19th, in stores only, check out with your local City Gear for details. It will be available in Men’s for $190, grade schoolers’ for $140, preschoolers’ for $80, and toddlers’ for $60.