Oregon Football's Air Jordan 8 PE Will Release Via a StockX Charity AuctionRelease: 13 December 2021
News on this release was originally published on December 10, 2021.
Update December 13, 2021: The Air Jordan 8 PE created for the Oregon Ducks football team will see an extremely limited release via a StockX 'DropX' charity auction. Beginning at 12 PM EST today, December 13, 100 pairs will be available to the highest bidders. If you want to bid on a pair, all you have to do is head to the StockX auction, sign in to your account and place a bid. When the auction is complete, the 100 highest bids will receive a pair.
'This partnership is exciting because it disrupts the traditional athlete-brand relationship and also sets an example for other companies,' said Tom Woodger, StockX's VP of Cultural Marketing. 'We’re unlocking exclusive access to a product StockX customers want, while also providing college athletes the opportunity to benefit directly from the hard work they put in every day.' StockX have also noted that the black duck on the shoe's tongue patch will never appear on another Oregon PE, making this AJ 8 all the more covetable!
Learn more about the shoes by reading the original story below!
The Oregon Ducks football team may have suffered a 38-10 drubbing at the hands of the Utah Utes in last week's Pac-12 championship game, but at least they'll continue to be kitted out in Nike and Jordan Brand's finest, as images of a brand-new Air Jordan 8 PE have surfaced. Revealed by ESPN's Nick De Paula and designed by none other than Oregon alum Tinker Hatfield, this Air Jordan 8 is notable in that it's the first-ever Oregon PE with a black duck logo.
Its new duck graphic aims to represent the university's unity and the idea that 'ducks come in all colours'. Besides the new embellishment, it features a grey mesh and white leather upper, both of which boast a striking perforated build, plus chromed-out green, yellow and black accents. It's the latest in a long lineage of Oregon-themed Air Jordan PEs, a stacked lineup that includes the Air Jordan 1 Mid, Air Jordan 3, Air Jordan 6, Air Jordan 7, Air Jordan 13 and many other models.
As this Air Jordan 8 is indeed a player-edition style made for team members, coaches and 'friends of the program' it won't be for sale to the general public. However, if you're enterprising and have deep enough pockets you'll likely be able to score a pair on eBay, StockX or GOAT!