The shroud of the XX8 hides everything that is inside the shoe; it's like the hood to a supercar. You don't always want to see the motor but sometimes you want to show off all the horsepower it's packing. I started looking at supercars — in particular mid-engine Ferraris — and loved how they used clear heat shields to show off the beautiful motors that were packing all that super power. So I decided to apply the same concept to the XX8. Using a translucent synthetic upper that is tinted Volt, it allows us to see the inner structure of the Air Jordan XX8, thus giving the world a clear view at the performance supershoe.