Jordans 2017 continues to tap into its archive to bring back "Alternate" samples that never released, including this familiar looking Air Jordan 8. Somewhat of a hybrid maroon variation as well, the sneaker pays homage to the Chicago Bulls' color scheme with white, pure platinum and gym red accents covering its entire upper. This iteration is also the pair that MJ would've donned during the 1991 Playoffs, as the year "1991" is evidenced on the tongues. Finally, translucent outsoles finish off the design.
The New Air Jordan Shoes is set to release again in 2017, and while we're hoping that OVO PEs are a part of that plan, we at least have a lead on one colorway. According to Sneaker News, the fuzzy tongued silo will see an "Alternate" makeup in February next year. It is likely to follow the lead of Chicago Bulls inspiration or unused OG roots like previous pairs with said nickname. Jordan Brand expands their "Alternate" Collection by releasing the Air Jordan 8 Alternate in February 2017. Dressed in a White, Black and Red color scheme. This Air Jordan 8 is a nod to an unreleased Air Jordan 8 that never made it into production. Featuring a White leather upper with perforated detailing. Both Red and Black contrasting accents are spotted throughout. A graphic inner liner and “1993” on the pull tabs completes the design.
New Jordans 2016 that was apparently didn't make the cut when the classic "Bugs" Air Jordan 8 made its way to production in 1993, this version features several key differences. Grey has been removed from the upper, the cross-straps feature micro-perf detailing and the strap buckles have been given a metallic finish. The chenille tongue matches and iconic midsole print are different on this pair, and a little more red than usual appears on the outsole. Unlike the original, tribal graphics line the interior, while '1993' embroidery on the pull-tabs is consistent with previous alternate releases. Paying tribute to an unreleased sample Air Jordan 8, they feature a White, Black and Red color combination. As you can see, White leather covers the uppers while perforations hit the panels. Across the midsole amongst other areas is a mixture of Black and Red. Completing the look is "1993" across the heel tabs.