I was lucky enough to be able to attend the unveiling of the XX8 in person and the one thing that stuck out in my mind was how the designer, Tinker Hatfield, kept referring to this shoe as a stealth military boot for the basketball court. It made me think about Michael Jordan and how stealth he was when he played. Many called it his "Black Cat" persona, this was something that was explored 15 years ago on the Air Jordan XIII. I felt the timing couldn't be better to reintroduce that story to the Air Jordan line since the XX8 is inspired by stealth military movement and one of the biggest plays in fashion right now is animal prints. So I created a tone on tone Leopard print that ties into both the legend of Michael's game and the dope look that is currently being played out in all areas of fashion.