So this actually started out as a post I wanted to do for here but just couldn’t find the time. Fast forward a couple of months and I now have a wider audience and due dates over at Complex and I managed to make time for it. Funny how that works.
For me the XX8 is the ultimate performance shoe with an unlimited amount of opportunities to what the upper can become. I had a list of ideas that I had been jotting down since the XX8 released of what I wanted to explore, some made the cut and some didn’t. I think one of the hardest challenges of designing is creating thoughtful colorways and using the right materials. This project was a constant balance of those characteristics. I also came to the realization that I prefer the sole unit on the XX8 to be darker colored and that I prefer black carbon fiber. Head over to ComplexSneakers to see what my final ideas were and why they were relevant to the shoe and the Jordan legacy.