The instantly recognizable Jump man silhouette made its debut with the Air Jordan 3 during Michael Jordan’s 1987-88 NBA season.
Legendary designer Tinker Hatfield re-introduced Jordan’s signature line with the first mid-cut basketball sneaker.
The tumbled leather and elephant skin print wrapping the toe and heel established. The Jordan 3 as a sneaker that could be worn proudly both on and off the hardwood.
The Air Jordan 3 Retro 88 was released in 2013 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its free-throw line dunk Jordan.
The sneakers display the time at 3:51 pm. The precise time Jordan took off, sealing his win. This was the first Retro since the first retros in 1994 to feature NIKE AIR branding on the heel.
Introduced in 1988, the third Jordan sneakers were the first to utilize visible Air signs. The famous Jump man logo.
They are mostly recognized for being the “Mike and Mars” campaign shoes. These are also the sneakers that brought Jordan his first MVP award. At the end of the 87-88 NBA season.
They were also on MJ’s feet when he executed his famous from-the-three-throw-line dunk during the 1989 Slam Dunk contest.
The First Colours of Air Jordan 3
Originally, Air Jordan 3s were released in four colour schemes. “Black Cement, “White Cement,” “Fire Red,” and “True Blue.” Interestingly, despite many other colours available. The original ones remain the most sought-after ones to date.
Since its introduction, Air Jordan 3 has come in a wide range of different colours. In addition, Nike collaborates with the most renowned brands and personas worldwide. Such as Vogue and Justin Timberlake.
In fact, Nike releases new variants of Air Jordan 3 every year. For example, in 2020, they introduced the “Varsity Royal” and “Laser Orange,” as well as a re-edition of the original “Fire Red.” which combines “Nike Air” and Jump man branding.
In short, Air Jordan 3 is a must-have for any self-respecting sneaker collector. It’s one of the most iconic shoes in the Nike Air Jordan range.
Its design, utility, and amazing backstory make it a phenomenal sneaker!