Jordan Brand is digging deep into its unreleased sample archives to make a new product that has never been sold in stores. This white, black, and red colorway of the Air Jordan 8 first showed up in 1993, when the silhouette was first released.
Using a cross-strap design gives the shoes a unique flair
First of all, the shoe is technically part of the Sky Jordan family, which was Jordan’s line of shoes for kids that didn’t have Air cushioning. This version has a white leather base with a black suede overlay, a cross-strap design, and white buckles, midsoles, and heel-tabs. The inside and the midsole are covered in paprika red dots, and the heel guard and the part of the sole that is visible are covered in an explosive black graphic. The traditional round chenille patch on the tongue has been replaced by the Sky Jordan logo.
The Air Jordan 8 “Paprika” is definitely one of the most unique and memorable samples of an Air Jordan and still a must-have for most sneaker collectors. This may be your last chance to get your hands on the design before the designers’ ideas take over.