Collectors have probably grown accustomed to the fact that athletes and celebrities, who are associated with Jordan Brand in one way or another, end up receiving kicks that are not yet up for grabs at retailers. Andre Johnson, the NFL athlete and wide receiver who is currently a free agent, also seems to be in the Jumpman’s inner circle. If that was not the case, he would not have received an entire shipment of upcoming Air Jordan releases that have not hit the shelves yet. Unexpectedly enough, the highlight of Andre’s recent Air Jordan haul are two brand new but highly anticipated Air Jordan 8 colorways.
Not too long ago, Andre Johnson shared a photo on his Instagram account (@ajohnson1500), which showcases the sneakers that he received, courtesy of Jordan Brand, neatly arranged on their boxes. From the looks of it, the Jumpman shipped off a total of eleven Air Jordan pairs to the former wide receiver of the Indianapolis Colts. As can be seen, the sneakers that are now a part of Andre’s collection include the Air Jordan 2 Low “Chicago” and another never-before-seen blue and white colorway, the Air Jordan 4 PRM “Snakeskin,” the Air Jordan 9 Low “Pantone,” the Air Jordan 10 “Charlotte,” the Air Jordan 11 Low “Navy/Gum” and “Varsity Red,” the Air Jordan 12 “Grey/University Blue,” and the Air Jordan 17+ “Bulls.”
However, the highlights of Andre Johnson’s latest sneaker haul are the Air Jordan 8 renditions that are a part of this year’s annual Championship Pack. For those who are not able to spot them, a shoe of both the Air Jordan 8 “Champagne” and “Cigar” can be seen at the very top in the second column in Andre’s Instagram photo. While the two sneakers are not the center of attention in photo shared by Andre, it does make it obvious what each pair is going to look like as a whole.
Right now, Jordanheads are probably feeling both envious and thankful of Andre Johnson for sharing a photo of the Air Jordan 8 “Champagne” and “Cigar” that he now owns before they get the chance to. While the Air Jordan 8 “Championship” Pack does not hit the shelves until later this year, they are probably also eager to get their hands on quite a few of the other sneakers featured in the photo as well.
AIR JORDAN 8 “CIGAR & CHAMPAGNE”
Light Bone/Metallic Gold – White
Release Date: June 25th, 2016