The Nike Air Jordan XX8 ($250) is the most advanced basketball shoe to date, and the most aesthetically controversial. Either your going to love them zipped up and ready for work or down and casual. One thing not in dispute is that these shoes are made for performance. The synthetic stretch upper is made to lock your foot into the shoe. The spiral pattern on the outsole provides great traction in any direction. And the flight plate along with the Nike Zoom Air provide quick cuts and maximum responsiveness. The look my not be your cup of tea, but the performance is sure to be.