Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
With its ability to be customised, as well as its striking appearance and clean colour way, the Air Jordan 8 in black, white and true red is a modern classic.
Making a statement from their design and advertisement in 1993, the Air Jordan 8 in white/black and true red was quickly nicknamed the Bugs Bunny due to its link to the Loony Toons character as well as it’s distinctive straps, which fans looped into ‘bunny ears’. With the true red pair being worn by the bunny himself in the , this colour way has been seen as even more of a Warner Bros collab, and made it a popular 2003, 2008 and 2013 re-release.
The bugs bunny 8s are one of the more unique designs from the Air Jordan collection, with the design being the only one to feature cross over straps over the laces, which helped give the true red version its name, as well as keep the wearers foot secure in the shoe. To read more about its history, as well as a range of other Air Jordans, click here.
Air Jordan 8 Bugs Bunny
With a textured Jumpman logo on the tongue, grey on white patterning at the side, and additions of red plastic caps on the straps, the Air Jordan 8 is full of small details that add up to create a unique style. Despite the predominantly white base, its these splashes of colour and varying textures that bring the trainer to life, and ensure that it remains a much loved classic that stands the test of time.
The re-release in 2013 ensured that the trainers kept their clean colour way and iconic features, with the iconic Space Jam film, where Bugs Bunny wore the trainers, staying clear in people’s mind, despite the distant 1997 release.
- Black and red highlights at the heel.
- Anti-inversion cross straps.
- Poly carbonate torsion plate.
- Chromatic midsole
- Inner sock similar created with inspiration from the Nike Air Huarache.
Where to buy a pair of Air Jordan Original – OG 8 (VIII) Bugs Bunny White/Black/True Red
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