Pictured below: Mj's fabled "Dunk/lay-up" to avoid being blocked wearing the Retro 8 "Playoff"
Image Credit: John W. McDonough SI Vault
The Air Jordan 8 is not one of the most popular retro models but it is however one of the most memorable. I say it is memorable because it was worn by MJ in the 1993 playoffs when he led the Chicago Bulls to their first 3-peat. It was a great season for the Bulls, however MJ actually lost the MVP award to Charles Barkley whom he would meet in the NBA finals. Barkley led the Phoenix Suns and Jordan led his Bulls. Michael was pictured wearing the OG color way retro 8s when he went off for 55 points in game 4 of the 93 finals. The retro 8 features two velcro straps arose the laces for a very snug fit. The Retro 8 is also one of the more structurally sound sneakers in my opinion. It has a high heel for ankle support, an ankle insert in the heel which makes them oh so comfortable, and like I said the lace straps provide for nice secure fit. It's no surprise to me that Jordan was able to score 55 points in them. Not to mention the detail on the inside of the shoe shows accents of red blue and yellow which really adds a nice splash of color to a mostly black sneaker. I personally rank the retro 8 very high on the list for both performance, and comfort. Drop a comment to let me know what your favorite basketball team is! (I'm a Bulls fan if you're new here) Have a great day and check back in tomorrow!
Pictured above: Air Jordan Retro 8 Playoff
Image Credit: Patrick Knapp
Original Retail Price: $160.00
Available at: Kixify.com, Ebay.com, and Nike restocks are always possible