As Oregon-based enterprises, Nike/Jordan and Pendleton boast of a long and fruitful working relationship, with collaborations ranging from Blazers and Air Forces, to SFBs and PGs. Now, the textile company and omnipotent athletic brand have joined forces once again, this time for an Air Jordan 8.
Part of the N7 program — a Nike initiative that offers special product in support of Native American communities in the US and Canada — this AJ8 uses its signature layered construction to ramp up the detailing. Pendleton’s signature fabric appears on both the lateral and medial midfoot, directly in between the black heel and grey toebox. Grey suede straps then hold the design together, both literally and figuratively.
The tongue’s tri-color chenille badge matches the aforementioned print, and a special Pendleton tag is stitched onto the lateral collar. Down below, a grey and black midsole with an outsole that displays the AJ8’s abstract pattern completes the pair.
A release is expected to go down in the initial days of November with a retail price of $200 USD, but a specific date of arrival has not been confirmed by Nike yet. However, early pairs are available at Stadium Goods now.
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