Nike Air Jordan 8 Retro - "Tinker Air Raid"
"Relatives" from the same era, the Air Jordan 8 and Nike Air Raid finally come together for an upcoming retro from the "Nike Icons" Collection.
The Jordan 8 not only borrows the Air Raid's mesh paneling, but also inherits its famous vibrant color hits on the tongue, lining, midsole and outsole. Otherwise, black handles majority of the upper and anthracite finds a home along the remaining part of the midsole.
The latest design features a remix of 1992’s Air Raid, a silhouette originally designed for outdoor ball, built with two crisscrossing straps and a hefty lateral bumper. The design uses the Air Jordan 8 as a blueprint to implement stylings from the Air Raid's 'Urban Jungle' colourway. Elements of the Air Raid’s unique graphics hit the nubuck upper, with ‘Aloe Verde’, ‘University Red’ and ‘Light Concord’ all contributing the 90s basketball aesthetic.