Air Jordan has been expanding their brand past just the shoes you would find on the basketball court and into footwear that is more suitable for any lifestyle. As a way to accommodate sportsmen and women in all sports, especially the extreme variety, Nike has been “winterising” their shoes for hiking, snow sports, etcetera, giving them exciting features like water resistance and creating a seamless upper to offer users the best possible protection from the elements. The new Air Jordan 8 “Gunsmoke” is expected to come out during the holiday season of 2023 and has been “winterised” similarly.
Air Jordan 8 “Gunsmoke”
This new version of the Air Jordan 8 is expected to be winterised, perform in the roughest imaginable, and be specially modified for outdoor activities that might typically occur in the cold. The Air Jordan 8 “Gunsmoke”, contrary to the name, is expected to have a primarily black finish across most of the upper and sole unit, dominating most of the shoe. In addition, the details and accents of the shoe are expected to have the titular dark grey “Gunsmoke” colour, including the accents around the heel, the chenille logo on the tongue label of the shoe, and the traction zones of the outsole.
Nike has enjoyed creating their winterised shoes with water-resistant nubuck, and seamless uppers for ultimate protection against the elements, and, likely, this “winterised” version of the Air Jordan 8 will also feature these elements. In addition, these extreme elements will perfectly complement the inner and tall trim of the shoe, making it the perfect pair of sneakers for hiking out in wet weather and snow and any other extreme outdoor sport you might need sneakers for.
Winterised Nike Air Jordans
The Air Jordans specifically have been branching out into making their sneakers more suitable for environments that users might need them for, other than just on the basketball court. They have been “winterising” styles such as the Air Jordan 4 and the Air Jordan 14, with the Air Jordan 8 being the latest pair to join their ranks. As Nike is trying to promote their shoes for more than just indoor sports, many more styles will likely follow.
There has yet to be an official launch date set for this pair of sneakers; other than that, they can be expected to arrive sometime during the holiday season of 2023. Additionally, no official images have been released for this pair of winterised shoes, only some speculative mock-up images that detail what the shoe might look like once the design is officially announced.
Until these sneakers officially launch, enjoy these mock-up images of what we can expect from Nike this holiday season. If you are curious about more Air Jordans expected to release this year, check out this comprehensive list of Air Jordan sneakers with release dates and pricing. Look at what else we can expect to see this holiday season.