This Saturday, the Air Jordan 3 "Fire Red" returns in retro form. This release is certainly anticipated, but why? In this installment of Everything You Need to Know, we detail the previous launches of this colorway as well as its significance in sports and pop culture. Check out the historical highlights of "Fire Red" 3s and let us know if you plan on picking them up in the comment section.
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Shaquille O'Neal's Reebok Shaqnosis finally comes back tomorrow, but how long did we have to wait? Why are they important? These questions and more are answered in this edition of Everything You Need to Know. From the shoe's release history to its cultural significance, click through these pages to get all of the details on the Reebok Shaqnosis. 1995 The Reebok Shaqnosis has never retroed in 18 years, so its only release was its original debut in 1995 [...]
The Air Jordan 8 “Playoffs” are back this weekend, but how long did we have to wait? Why are they important? These questions and more are answered in this edition of Everything You Need to Know. From the shoe's release history to their cultural significance, read on to get the details on the Air Jordan 8 Playoffs.
Tomorrow, the Air Jordan 1 “Black Toe” will retro in high top form with a leather build. The shoe that saw action during Michael Jordan’s rookie of the year campaign back in 1985, as well as the promo launch for what is now the most storied signature line in hoops history. From ‘85 to ‘13, find out Everything You Need to Know about the Air Jordan 1 “Black Toe”.
This Saturday, the Air Jordan 8 "Bugs Bunny" will return to the delight of many. An OG colorway, the shoe was worn by Michael Jordan on the NBA hardwood in 1993. Get the basics on the release history and heritage of this AJ8 before they come out in this edition of Everything You Need to Know.
Release History1993 The Air Jordan 8 launched during the 1992-93 season. Sporting criss-cross straps, a fuzzy tongue, and brush stroke midsole, the White/Black-True Red makeup was the first of three colorways to release. 2003 A decade after its debut, the Air Jordan 8 returned in retro form. Like the original launch, the White/Black-True Red colorway was first, releasing on March 1st, 2003. 2008 The Air Jordan 8 White/Black-True Red released for the third time in 2008 as part of the Countdown Pack series. This installment was paired with a Black/Red makeup of the Air Jordan XV and was somewhat of a slow seller due to recent release, lack of popularity of the XV, and package price tag.
Historical SignificanceComing off his second straight NBA Championship and a gold medal with the Dream Team, it would be easy to argue that Michael Jordan was playing his best team basketball entering the 1992-93 season. To kick off his first three-peat attempt, he'd continue his success in the "Cardinal" colorway of the Air Jordan 7. Like Kobe now, it was not uncommon for MJ to begin a season in a new colorway of last year's model and unveil his new signature around the holidays or All-Star break. In February of 2003, Jordan debuted the AJ8, beginning with the White/Black-True Red colorway and wearing it for the remainder of the regular season. The "Aquas" would be allotted for the All-Star Game, while the "Playoffs" would star in the postseason. Jordan finished the 92-93 regular season with averages just shy of 33 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals a game. The Bulls won 57 games and the Central Division, paving the way for their third consecutive league title. While Michael Jordan was making baskets in the Air Jordan 8, Bugs Bunny was making jokes in them. The animated rabbit made his commercial debut in the Air Jordan 7 campaign, getting brought back for the AJ8s and later the Space Jam film. Bugs wore the colorway of his nicknamesake in both print and TV ads.
Where You Can Get ThemThe "Bugs Bunny" Air Jordan 8 will release in retro form on Saturday, April 20th. Contact your local Jordan Brand account or keep up with your favorite online retailer for availability and launch time.
After bringing home his second-straight championship to Chicago, Michael Jordan started off the 1997-98 season in the White/Black colorway of the Air Jordan 13. This makeup proved the debut of the model, getting action in overseas exhibition games and throughout the entire regular season.