UPDATE: There’s just one week to go until the Air Jordan 8 ‘Take Flight’ lands at retailers and we’ve been been hit with our most detailed look yet at these brawny bombers yet, care of Rock City Kicks. With its perfect pairing of olive, black and hazard orange pops, this is far and away one of the best non-OG colourways of the dual-strapped monster. Plan your attack and be ready to cop when these touch down January 28 at NDC and select Jordan Brand stockists.
UPDATE: While not the Undefeated collaboration it was originally thought to be, this upcoming ‘Sequoia’ make-up of the Air Jordan 8 manages to look better with every new photo. The flight jacket-inspired colourway is officially part of the aviation-themed ‘Take Flight’ Pack, which also features a similarly-pigmented Air Jordan 5 and the stealth bomber-inspired OG Air Jordan 15.
A little while back we peeped a possible Air Jordan 8 ‘UNDFTD’ and you’d be forgiven for thinking that this was the same shoe. We only saw a few leaked images, so it’s quite possible that the natural design progression of a similar colourway has taken it to this point. The upcoming Air Jordan 8 ‘Sequoia’ has a remarkably similar colour palette to the Undefeated x Air Jordan 4 from back in ‘05, with olive green nubuck and a few hits of orange, but this one has been blocked out with a lot more black sections than the initial rumoured ‘UNDFTD’ 8. All that being said, don’t doubt that these will be popular when they hit stores in early 2017.
The Air Jordan 8 ‘Sequoia’ is set to release at select Jordan stockists on January 28.
– Originally published December 19, 2016, as Air Jordan 8 ‘Sequoia’