Feb. 13, 2013
BERKELEY - California will be one of four elite schools in the nation wearing the new AIR JORDAN XX8 sneakers when the Golden Bears face UCLA at 6 p.m. at Haas Pavilion on Thursday.
The ultra-modern stealth design for elite performance including more technological advances than any AIR JORDAN to date, the Blue Camo version is expected to be worn by North Carolina, California and Marquette, while Georgetown is expected to wear the Black/Electric Green colorway.
The shoes made their debut when North Carolina faced Duke on Wednesday evening. The AIR JORDAN XX8 - the most tested and lightest AIR JORDAN ever - has an industry-changing first: the Jordan Flight Plate, a Pebax® moderator plate that maximizes the responsiveness of the Nike Zoom units through compression and deflection for optimal performance by essentially unlocking the airbags in the forefoot and heel, unleashing the power of the Zoom bags.
Dynamic Fit technology is also featured in The AIR JORDAN XX8, which uses internal straps to wrap up from the midsole and integrate with the laces for lightweight support that moves with the foot providing additional lockdown support and comfort.
The AIR JORDAN XX8 also features a high-performance, stretch-synthetic shroud that provides a sleek exterior, while a molded external heel counter is made of carbon fiber for lightweight support. A multidirectional outsole pattern provides excellent traction and durability for the court. Schoeller mesh, a Swiss fabric used in premium motorcycling jackets, is used in the shroud that encompasses the AIR JORDAN XX8 to provide an extra layer of support, stability and style for the athlete.
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