The XX8s are already generating controversy for their unique look. From the outside they look like a black sleeve that is zippled up. This has been compared to a boring black rain shoe. On the inside though, they are a bold neon green.
The shoe was designed over the last two years by legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield and will make their NBA debut with Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The XX8's retail for a solid $250, so bring your loot if you're planning on grabbing a pair. These bad boys might be controversial, but they're certainly not cheap. Some have claimed they are clunky or boring looking on the outside and that the outer black sleeve hides the most interesting part of the shoe. Others contend they are based on the idea of "casual style" and allow the individual to decide how flashy they want to be in any given situation.