The Air Jordan 8 Retro for Men Black Purple Green are composed of a leather and durabuck upper for strength and durability. A legendary shoe when it comes to the Jordan brand.The Air Jordan VIII was released to coincide with the 1992-1993 NBA season. The eighth model of the Air Jordan was noticeably heavier than its predecessors. This shoe had a lot more detail than most of the earlier Air Jordans such as two crossover straps on each shoe and a jumpman. Thus the Air Jordan VIII model became known as the "Punisher" because of the advanced basketball ankle support and enhanced traction. This shoe contains a full length air sole, polyurethane midsole, polycarbonate shank plate, and two crossover straps (for added support and more custom fit).