Year Introduced: 1993

If a good Air Jordan is meant to be polarizing, the Air Jordan VIII must have been one of the best. Tinker Hatfield followed up his minimalist Air Jordan VII with a plush monstrosity (to some, anyway) that featured cross-straps borrowed from the Air Raid and a carpeted patch on the tongue. Mike won his third title in these - then abruptly retired. Was it the shoes?