By Branden J. Peters December 10, 2012, 01:04 PM EST
When the Jordan XX8 hits stores in February 2013, it will cost consumers $250.00 a pair. With the steep price, Jordan is clearly not trying to move units in bulk. Judging from the polarizing reaction of sneakerheads via social media, the shoe is not for everyone. "When they showed me the shoe, I was startled in a good way because I’ve never seen a basketball shoe like this before," says Spike Lee.
If Spike, who has been down with the brand since the ‘80s was surprised by the boot like transforming shoe, then the average sneakerhead's reaction will be equally or more stark. Although, the number one goal of the shoe is to perform on the basketball court, a big part of this shoe's audience will be the early fashion adopter with some disposable income.