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Some Heat for the Holiday Season: Nike Air Jordan 8 Winterized “Gunsmoke”

Another Christmas delivery from the Jumpman!


[Update 17 Nov 2023] Official images of the Nike Air Jordan 8 Winterized “Gunsmoke” has finally been disclosed. Check them out at the gallery above while waiting for its 27 November release date!

[Update 16 Mar 2023] Just as reported earlier, the titular “Gunsmoke” is scheduled to arrive sometime in the holiday season. Now that date has been firmed up. For now, they’re expected to be released on 27 November. Get them on SNKRS then for US$210. Considering the months between now and then, anything could change still. Should anything do, expect another update here at this very page!


“Winterizing” has been a motif Jordan Brand has adopted lately. Retrofitting their silhouettes with materials to withstand the colder temperatures during the earliest and latest months of the year. It’s been seen on the Air Jordan 3 and the Air Jordan 14 and the latest to join the pack is the Air Jordan 8.

The image presented is a mockup and there’s no official photo nor a leak. But the rumor mill has the titular “Gunsmoke” colorway accompanied with Black and Metallic Silver. It will, as its title suggests, be equipped with winterized materials along with a premium water-resistant make. It’s hallmarks should remain like the chenille tongue patch and graphic mudguards.

There’s no firm release date yet but they’re expected to arrive during or at the precipice of the holiday season this year. They’ll be available on Nike SNKRS come D-day with a price tag of US$210.

On that note, here’s another all-weather silhouette that’s worth the look. Check out the new Nike ACG Watercat+.