More Air Jordan 8s on the way? Not quite, although Jordan is using the DNA of that silhouette to create something new. These leaked images show a new model called the Jordan Trainer Essential that is very clearly indebted to Jordan's eighth signature model.

The new trainer borrows the mudguard graphics and circular tongue logo from the Jordan 8 while reworking the strap system into something more modern. On the sole, the dotted pattern from the original Jordan 8 is updated.

There is no Jordan release date info for this curious shoe available just yet. More likely than not the model will arrive at retail without a proper rollout, as Jordan Brand usually saves that treatment for big retros and more important spin-off sneakers.

Air Jordan 8 Trainer Essential 888122-016 Profile
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Air Jordan 8 Trainer Essential 888122-016 Medial
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Air Jordan 8 Trainer Essential 888122-016 Top
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Air Jordan 8 Trainer Essential 888122-016 Heel
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Air Jordan 8 Trainer Essential 888122-016 Sole
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