The Air Jordan XX8 was another Tinker Hatfield exploration of design from the past and looking to the future. Previous Jordan models had shrouds and covers that were removable but the XX8 featured a new type of cover that zipped up and down. Made from high-end material when zipped up the cover added stability, support and style, while when unzipped revealed a “2” and “3” as well as creating a new look. The shoe was full of tech, making it the most advanced Air Jordan to date. Unveiled on the shoe is the Jordan Flight Plate. A special plate that maximizes responsiveness of the Zoom Air units through compression and deflection. Also added to the shoe was Dynamic Fit technology that integrates with the laces for lightweight, supportive comfort. A product of new technology and premium materials, Tinker Hatfield proved once again he knows the direction Jordan Brand is headed. The popularity of the shoe has produced the Air Jordan XX8, and non-shrouded version of the shoe.