Air Jordan III – Black/Cement Nubuck Sample | Available on eBay
We’ve witnessed quite a number of instances during which the sneaker community went up in arms regarding a certain amount of discrepancies when it comes to Retro releases. The White/Cement IV, for example, was under heavy scrutiny for months up until the release, despite it being a tit-for-tat reproduction of the original. That’s just the nature of the fastidious sneakerhead that demands perfection, so it’s safe to say that if last year’s Black Friday release of the Air Jordan III Black/Cement did in fact come out as nubuck, things would not have been very pretty. Not to say that a pair of AJ3s done up in nubuck would’ve been a bad idea (in fact, it would be rather interesting), but the Black/Cement III is generally viewed as an all-time classic that needs no sort ‘remastering’. Nonetheless, we’ve got a detailed look at the infamous Air Jordan Black/Cement nubuck sample here, so take a good look and cop them for yourself from depeche23mode on eBay.
I someone buys it, wears it outside and it pours down with rain. Those are piss ugly! If those get wet then it's a wrap!
Nobody wanted these when they were saying that this was the 2011 relase now there goin for 1000+ smh
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Please NO! do not disrespect the sneaker!!! The 3's are one of my personal favorites, a " forever classic" & need to remain un-tarnished. NIKE has taken quite a free chances that were not popular... I feel this is a guaranteed don't do!!!! Thank you.
if ppl listen to these idiots opinions on here ppl wouldnt have no sneakers broke ass ppl talklin about no thanks only because mommy and daddy said no and for you to get in your room and clean that mess sneaker culture has evolved and roll with the punches and im 300 plus sneakers in the the stash since 95 i got jordans that say air in the back and some that dont stfu and step your game up if you like buy if you dont buy....Easy (murda mook voice)
Truth is...the quality on these are much better than the release. The Elephant print is much more on point. Only issue is the nubuck. I saw these in person.
The nubuck makes them look fake, if these would have dropped last november I was gonna invest in the CDP Black/Cements, good thing I did't have to do that.
Considerin the og style cements had jus dropped as part of the 20/3 cdp, these woulda been a nice change of pace. I like em but I'm not hurtin without em. U can never go wrong releasin a og in its original form so either woulda been kool wit me due to the recent retro in the cdp. Had that not happened & we had been waitin years for em, hell nah!!! Follow @Kihmx_QBB Facebook search "Kihmx" & become a fan.
the seller is known to be a dick. He buys other peoples samples then files a claim on ebay to say the shit is fucked up to get partial money back. He will then resale the shit and spray shit on it to make it look super nice
i wanted these i love the original black cement but they did just retro in 08 it wasn't hard to find a pair this would have been something new and different
wouldn't of minded if they woulda came out like that I'm pretty sure the nubuck would of been better than the cheap leather they put on them anyway
I can't believe these are bid up to $760. The midsole will still crack plus you can get probably two pair that have Nike Air on the back for that price.
I have a feeling the next time they retro the black cement 3s i think Nike might use this sample for release like what they did with the 12s flu game
Those look so crazy like that!!! not even like the same shoe. And being as the black 3's are one of my all time favs I'm glad this was not the way they did them!!!
They look kinda dull without that shiny leather, plus you can see dirt more clearly on nubuck, and if you get nubuck wet it feels like shit.
Honestly idc if they samples or not i still would wear aint nothing wrong with being different in a crowd of zombies hahaha
I'm loving the exceptional and sleek design of this Air Jordan III. This is exactly what I'm looking for my brother's birthday present. - Blake
Cheap leather? It's synthetic leather, but they've gotten better and better with every wear. The 'shiny' finish dulls after a few wears, the midsoles haven't cracked yet, and the creasing is minimal. Nearly as impressive as the '01 Retro. These things are TANKS.
Perhaps JB were thinking all the bootleggers would jump on them and start producing nubuck knockoffs, only to then have the official release come out in leather. Can't believe the current bid on these things. I can remember the huge outcry when they first surfaced and now because they're exclusive, all of a sudden people want them. God damn hypebeasts.