words // Luis Sanchez

After lacing up the Air Jordan XX8 for their on-court debut earlier this season, the Jordan Brand's new leading man Russell Westbrook laces up a new colorway of the XX8 for today's Christmas Day match-up with the Heat.

Coming as the second colorway to be debuted by Russell Westbrook, the "Christmas Day" edition of the Air Jordan XX8 features a white upper with a blue articulated print to match the Thunder's Christmas Day uniform. The articulated pattern utilized throughout the XX8's upper was developed by well-respected Nike Designer and former Jordan Brand Creative Director Mark Smith.

The Air Jordan XX8 is set to officially hit retail in Houston only, on February 15th, 2013. A nationwide release is scheduled for February 16th, 2013 with a retail price of $250.