words // Brandon Richard

The Jordan Brand continues their countdown to the launch of the Air Jordan XX8 with this special make-up of the Air Jordan II.

Originally released in 1987, the Air Jordan II was one of the first instances of high fashion meeting basketball performance. The shoe featured Italian leather and faux lizard skin construction that made it unlike anything else we had seen on the court at the time, while equipped with full-length Air and a supportive midsole that kept MJ flying high as he battled back from injury.

This XX8 Days of Flight edition returns focus to the construction and materials. Premium black leather is highlighted by contrasting neon hits on the inner lining and outsole.

Check out a few photos below and be sure you're following @Jumpman23 on Twitter for future XX8 Days of Flight reveals.

Air Jordan II 2 - XX8 Days of Flight (1)

Air Jordan II 2 - XX8 Days of Flight (2)