2018 has been a year full of iconic Tinker Hatfield-designed AirJordans that boast colourways inspired by the footwear icon’s other Nike creations.
Part of the Air Jordan x Nike Icons Collection, the Air Jordan 8 Tinker “Air Raid II” closely resembles theAir Raid silhouette, a popular basketball model tied to Tim Hardaway in the early ‘90s. Both sneakers are geared for high performance basketball competition with theirhigh-cut construction andunique cross-straps that lock down the foot for maximum support.
The Air Jordan 8 “Air Raid” features bold splashes of “Light Concord,” “Aloe Verde” and “University Red”accents that are borrowed from the classic Air Raid 2 colourway and sits on top of a black nubuck/nylon base. The Air Raid 2’s graphics are added on the heel area of the Air Jordan 8, along with a colourful chenille tongue logo, and lining to finish it alloff.Given the similarconstruction of both silouhettes and a complimentary colour palette that fuses their aestheticsso well, this new AJ8 is a fitting homage to an underrated 90's classic basketball sneakerthat’s guaranteed to be loved by Jordan enthusiasts.
The Good Life will release the Air Jordan 8 Retro “Tinker” aka “Air Raid II” in-store on a first come, first served basis at 11:00AM GST on Saturday December 22nd.