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November 2, 2021
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Rui Hachimura is Getting His Own Air Jordan 8

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Jordan Brand is set to honor it's 23-year-old Japanese professional basketball player with his own Air Jordan 8.

After signing with Jordan Brand in 2019, Rui Hachimura has seen his fair share of player exclusives. Lucky for us fans, a few of those have been released to the public in limited fashion. To date, Jordan Brand has released special editions of the Air Jordan 34, 35 and 36 representing Hachimura. Thanks to a recent leak, we now know that we can expect Rui's first Air Jordan Retro release to touch down soon.

The Air Jordan 8 Retro SE Rui comes in a twine, gym red, black and sesame colorway. Featuring premium suede and synthetic leather uppers with an aged wood print-like graphic on the overlays. Black accents the plastic strap tabs on the sides as well as the liner with hits of red adorning Hachimura’s “H” logo embroidered on the tongue as well as on the outsole. In addition to the kicks, these AJ 8's come with two sets of laces and custom packaging.

Look out for the Air Jordan 8 Retro SE "Rui Hachimura" to release on February 18th, 2022. It will be available at Nike as well as select Jordan Brand retailers both in-store and online. Retail is set at $225 and they will be available in men's sizing. Keep it locked to our Twitter and Mobile App to stay up to date as official information becomes available.

UPDATE 01/26: The Air Jordan 8 Retro SE "Rui Hachimura" release date has been pushed back. It will not drop on March 24th, 2022 as opposed to February 18th. More information can be found here.

UPDATE 12/14: An official release date has been set for the Air Jordan 8 Retro SE "Rui Hachimura." They will hit stores on February 18th, 2022 retailing for $225.

Air Jordan 8 Retro SE "Rui Hachimura"

Release Date: 05/23/2022

Style Code: DO2496-700

Color: Twine/Gym Red-Black-Sesame

Retail: $225

images via @kangofmemphis

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