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Air Jordan 3

After its two appearances, the Air Jordan was down for two nicks and in 1988, the third version was revealed. During this year, Michael Jordan snatched his first NBA Most Valuable Player award.

To design the Air Jordan 3, former architect, Tinker Hatfield worked with MJ to redefine the concept of signature shoes. The design was completely different from the Air Jordan 1 and Air Jordan 2 since it was the first pair to show a visible Air sole. It is on this shoe that the now-popular elephant print design took its debut. The one-of-a-kind pattern took the mudguard and heel panel spots on the original colorway.

In addition, the Jumpman logo and Spike Lee lifted the Air Jordan 3 into iconic status while Michael Jordan rose to his second Dunk title, captured league’s MVP and locked down Defensive Player of the Year title. And more successive NBA awards have been thrown to MJ.

Not only Air Jordan 2 did undergo Retro and Re-Retro, but its successor also received revamps in 1994, 2001, 2002, and 2003. One of the most admired AJ3 versions was the Mars Blackmon which featured the character created and played by actor/director Spike Lee.

In conclusion, the Air Jordan 3 marked the start of more success for its name-holder, Michael Jordan.

Original (1988)
White/Cement Grey
Black/Cement Grey
White/Fire Red
White/Cement Grey-True Blue

Retro (1994)
White/Cement Grey
Black/Cement Grey

Re-Retro (2001-2003)
Black/Cement Grey

Re-Retro +
White/Dark Mocha
White/True Blue
White/Cement Grey-Fire Red

Air Jordan 3