Air Jordan 8 Valentine’s Day

Air Jordan 8 Valentine’s Day

Sorry, fellas. This one’s for the ladies.

Jordan Brand is rolling out a special edition of the Air Jordan 8, just for Valentine’s day. This iteration will be one of the most premium renditions of the legendary sneaker in quite some time.

The Air Jordan 8 has, sadly, not been getting quite as much love as some of the other retro models. But, thanks to some noticeable material upgrades and a to-die-for color scheme, it returns here in truly glorious fashion. Bulk takes on some brashness in the Air Jordan 8 “Valentine’s Day.”

The shoe’s material is decked out in a smooth suede all throughout. It makes for a much less aggressive build on a sneaker that is typically all about the tech. Straps and all, the Air Jordan 8 has always been a purely functional sneaker.

The design signaled a momentary shift in the Jumpman’s design approach. Though preceding models were relatively heavy to wear, there was a sharpness to their form.

Not so with the AJ 8. But, this special release looks to make a dent in that reputation. The Red is a bold choice but works well with the materials and accompanying shades of Pink.

The Valentine’s theme spreads to the shoe’s packaging as well. Seems like we’re getting some romantic hues on the sneaker’s box, complimented further by smaller details on the shoe itself.

An insole is always a great place for some extra design touches, and Jordan Brand doesn’t ignore this. Each sneaker has a variation of a popular theme. One sneaker says “Loves Me,” while the other admits “Loves Me Not.” It’s just one small detail in what appears to be a pretty solidly executed Valentin’s Day release.

The Jumpman is not new to this whole Valentine’s Day things. They’ve hit it out of the park with some of their older models, including absolute legends such as the Air Jordan 12.

The use of suede on the upper is a particularly interesting choice as it takes away from the overly aggressive look of the Air Jordan 8. Picking this as the item of Valentine’s Day release is a good way to show the dynamism behind Jumpman designs.

If nothing else, it’ll definitely make a fantastic gift for that special person in your life – unless of course they don’t really like premium Jordans.

Due out on Feb 9th, don’t miss out on these suede beauties!