Besides being synonymous with Michael Jordan’s controversial NBA Slam Dunk contest win in 1988, the Air Jordan 3 has been most associated with a classic Tinker Hatfield design: elephant print. And while original pairs of the model sport “Cement” hide, a re-worked “Fire Red” ensemble slated for August constructs these iconic overlays with dark denim.
At a glance, the predominantly “White” pair is simply a tweaked version of a classic Air Jordan silhouette, but it serves a history lesson. Original sketches of the Jordan 3 feature Hatfield proposing both the use of black denim at the ankle and the introduction of a “Little Man Jordan Patch” on the tongue. While the latter became the iconic Jumpman logo, the former was ultimately scrapped from the model’s final design. It was replaced by perforated leather, which appears in “Fire Red” on this pair – just as ‘NIKE AIR” branding at the heel. A translucent, superimposed Jumpman logo at rear further nods to the Jordan 3’s historical importance.
Currently, the Jordan 3 “Fire Red” with denim is slated to launch at Nike.com on August 1st, though delays are possible. Nevertheless, enjoy a detailed look at the retro rumored to only 76,000 pairs here below.
In confirmed Jordan release dates, the Jordan 5 Top 3 launches on June 20th in sizes for the whole family.
Air Jordan 3 “Fire Red”
Release Date: August 1st, 2020
Color: White/Black/Fire Red
Style Code: CZ6431-100
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