Jordan Brand athlete and NBA forward Rui Hachimura is the first Japanese-born first-round draft pick in NBA history. To celebrate his journey from Japan to the USA, Jordan Brand delivered the Air Jordan 8 SE Rui Hachimura Black Samurai.
The Air Jordan 8 SE Rui Hachimura Black Samurai pays homage to Japanese textile crafts, and includes an Air Jordan XXXVI SE and Air Jordan 8. It features a Twine-colored cracked leather and Durabuck construction with hits of red scattered throughout the upper, nodding to Japan's flag. On the tongues, both Jordan and Hachimura logos are prominent in red and black, adding a custom feel.
The Air Jordan 8 SE Rui Hachimura Black Samurai released in May of 2022 and retailed for $225.