From the Nike LeBron X+ to the Under Armour Spine Bionic, we saw a lot of interesting Christmas-themed basketball sneakers this holiday season. Also among this year's holiday inspired footwear was the latest performance basketball shoe from Jordan Brand, the AJ xx8.

Designed to pair up with Russell Westbrook and Oklahoma City's Christmas Day uniforms, the AJ xx8 was given a blue articulated print on the upper. Jordan Brand's "most tested and lightest basketball sneaker" isn't just made to look pretty however. With its Jordan Flight Plate, a Pebax moderator plate that maximizes the responsiveness of the Nike Zoom units through compression and deflection for optimal performance, the AJ xx8 offers up great potential for the modern-day baller.

The nationwide release date for the latest version of the AJ xx8 is set for February 16, 2013, with a price tag of $250.

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