During Shop Jordans 2022, Despite having yet to make a first appearance in the 2021-22 NBA season, Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards has cemented himself as a face of the League’s future since getting drafted in 2019.To celebrate him, Jordan Brand has not only signed the 23-year-old to its roster, but also gifted him special editions of the Air Jordan 36.This Air Jordan 8 draws inspiration from Hachimura’s Japanese heritage and his own brand Black Samurai.
The Air Jordan 8 comes dressed in an aged yellow suede with distressed leather overlays, mimicking traditional Japanese woodblock print art.A mix of perforated and non-perforated suede combines with smooth synthetic leather throughout the upper, with overlays across the profiles and along the tongue boasting an “aged” pattern. Hachimura’s “H” logo replaces Jumpman branding on the top of the tongue, although chenille material reprises its role; both components opt for a bold scarlet tone that nods to a number of the forward’s personal touch points. Elsewhere, the sneaker’s packaging is reworked for the special occasion, with tissue paper donning the aforementioned “H” logo alongside NIKE, Inc. branding.
In terms of comfort, this Hello Kitty x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star White is supported by a sleek white vulcanised midsole, which will provide expert cushioning with every step. This shoe will keep your feet looking and feeling cute from day to night.This super cute twist on a classic Chuck Taylor is an absolute must-have for fans of the beloved Japanese character. Featuring two different Hello Kitty and friends graphics on opposite sides of lateral and a peek-a-boo bow icon on the tongue, this design is definitely one-of-a-kind.