The year 1992 saw His Airness rock the most unique pair of his signature sneakers. The Air Jordan 8 is the only model to come with crossover straps atop the laces. The sneakers earned the nickname “Bugs Bunnies” due to the double straps, which resemble bunny ears.
MJ marked his 20,000th point in a pair of Jordan 8s, along with earning his seventh consecutive scoring title. Jordan also guided Chicago to their first “Three-Peat” while sporting the 8s before abruptly retiring and moving to baseball.
The 8s were groundbreaking in terms of cementing the Jordan brand. By eliminating any Nike branding on the inside and outside of the shoe, designers affirmed that the Jordan brand was strong enough to hold its own.
The sneakers come with midfoot cross straps to enhance lockdown and an encapsulated heel Air-Sole unit that delivers lightweight cushioning. A genuine- and synthetic-leather upper provides durability and support, while the rubber outsole with a circular traction pattern improves durability and grip.
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