The 2016 Championship Pack Includes A Black & A White Air Jordan 8

Ever since 2014 when Jordan Brand dropped the Air Jordan 6Champagne” and “Cigar,” it has become somewhat of an annual tradition for them to whip up a Championship Pack every year. Over the course of his career, Michael Jordan has scored six NBA championship victories, so it makes sense for the Jumpman to celebrate them with a special pack. Another special thing about Jordan Brand’s “Championship Pack” is that ever since 2014, each year it has in a way celebrated the 23rd anniversary of the silhouette that has been the focus of the pack.

Air-Jordan-8-CC-2Back in 2014, it was the 23rd anniversary of the Air Jordan 6, next year the Air Jordan 7, and this year it’s the Air Jordan 8’s 23rd anniversary. It also likely made it quite predictable for sneakerheads that Jordan Brand would be introducing an Air Jordan 8 Championship Pack this year. In fact, rumors about this year’s Championship Pack began spreading a week or so ago, but there was no evidence that suggested the Jumpman were indeed planning to do so. Fortunately, @zsneakerheadz just shared these two photos on Instagram, which apparently provide a first look at the “Champagne” and “Cigar” colorways of the Air Jordan 8.

This definitely alludes to the fact Jordan Brand have indeed been working on a Championship Pack that will include these two Air Jordan 8 iterations. Michael Jordan had worn the Air Jordan 8 during the 1993 NBA Finals where the Chicago Bulls had faced the Phoenix Suns. There do not appear to be any hints suggesting which might be the “Champagne” colorway and which might be the “Cigar” colorway. However, the heel counter of the all-black iteration appears to be sporting confetti-like graphics. Similarly, the gold heel counter with fingerprints of the white iteration might be a reference to the Larry O’Brien trophy that the Bulls had won that year.

Air-Jordan-8-CC-1Hopefully, Jordanheads will be able to figure out which one of these is the “Champagne” version and which one is the “Cigar” version. Perhaps the Jumpman may not even go for that theme, but whatever the case, further details can be expected to arrive sooner than later.

Air Jordan 8 “Champagne”
Release Date: *June 2016
832821-030 | $

Air Jordan 8 “Cigar
Release Date: *June 2016
832821-004 | $

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