Head Designer: Tinker Hatfield
The Bulls got their third consecutive
NBA title. Jordan himself got his seventh
straight scoring title and reached a milestone
in his NBA career when scoring his 20.000th
point. Seemed as if nothing ever could
stop this high flying athlete...
Hot and heavy
The eighth model of the Air Jordan was
one heavy thing. Its base was clearly
close to its predecessor but it had a
lot more details, color and accents. It
had cross-over velcro/leather straps and
was so padded your foot got surprised.
Due to the thick padding the shoe was
heavy and also easily got very warm. Who
knows, maybe the heat could have been
the reason why Michael was bothered with
athlete's foot infections during the season.
Where have all the flowers gone?
On the tounge of the White/Black and All-star
versions you could almost make out a peace
sign and some collectors came to call
this the flower-power Air Jordan.
Very surprising was that this shoe was
only made in three different color combinations.
Previous models had sold very well and
so did the VIII's so it's really a big
surprise that Nike decided not to make
more of these. Even the quantity of shoes
being produced were lower than the VII's.