With a very smooth full grain leather and durabuck upper, the Air Jordan 8 VIII Retro Take Flight Undefeated 305381 305 comes in an army green based upper with black and orange accents all throughout. Jordan logos are featured on the outside of the tongue (chenille orange Jumpman patch), the customary “23” on the midfoot strap and the “air jordan” text on the heel panel strap.
The Jordan 8 in general sport an inner sleeve intended to cushion the foot and keep it slip-free. They are also equipped with a PU midsole ( the thickest type of midsole available in the market) with encapsulated air units in the heel and forefoot ( for maximum cushioning). The 8’s were originally introduced in 1993 and were primarily engineered for performance; but I think in the early 90’s , lightweight wasn’t something most brands were focusing on. MJ needed stability, cushion, comfort, good traction, ankle support and all those attributes were definitely built in the AJ8. If you are over 190lbs ( and enjoy operating in the low post or elbow) then I will definitely recommend them for basketball.