Air Jordan III ’88 Retro – 2013 Release

December 29, 2012 BY / 76

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A major story of the past week was the sudden return of Nike Air on the Air Jordan III Retro. The last time the White/Cements featured this amazing detail was during its ’94 Retro run, when Michael was in the middle of his first retirement phase. The Air Jordan III White/Cement returned against in 2003 as well as in 2011 with the Jumpman logo, so this rumored February All-Star release is already considered to be one of the most anticipated Air Jordan releases of 2013 (note the ‘Jordan’ on the outsoles). More shots below, so take a look and let us know what you think.


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76 comments
Thigh_pillowz
Thigh_pillowz

So whats good with the black pair? whites are fine but id prefer the other ones.

dueyselphy
dueyselphy

Just because it has Nike Air in it hypebeasts are on the loose. I'd bet the quality on these will be just the same as with every Retro 3s released in 2011.

gotjordans
gotjordans

Ok, why "Nike Air" on the back, but on the bottom outsole? Just silly I tell you.  People are gonna go crazy over these.  They'll be overpriced and overhyped.  

ac2slater
ac2slater

sooooooo in other words people would go crazy for these just because it has nike air in the back? wow smh

bfresh89
bfresh89

Something tells me JB had an extra 500,000 (2011) pairs of these laying around the warehouse & they sent them back to the factories just to have NIKE AIR put on the back of them. NIKE & JB is raping us blind. This is a huge punch in the face to the people who have the 2011 (LIKE ME) & for the people who had the OG & 94 releases. They could have been doing this, now all of sudden they want to listen to what customers are saying they want on retros.

Cr8zzyKickz
Cr8zzyKickz

Them midsole better not crack. My black cement midsole cracked and that shit got me mad.

asnigro
asnigro

The sh!t Nike is able to do to get people to shell out ~$200.  I just cant believe it.  They'll make the inside liner a different color in 4 months and the same people will buy another two pairs!

adriancee
adriancee

I had these shoes when i was a wee lad, great shoes too bad so many going to have em and the line to get them :/

DugLast
DugLast

Let's be honest, sometimes folks just like to complain. The Nike Air issue is one of those things many of us won't agree on. I'm an older sneakerhead, I like the return of the Nike Air heel tab, and I'll be copping at least two pairs of these just like I did the 2011 release. IIIs are my grails, so I watch those releases closely. That's what this game is about. Personal taste and choice. Cop on your terms, not somebody else's.

Cut Up
Cut Up

Don't care if they just released a year ago. Don't care about the OG symbolism and Current day quality. Don't care about "hypebeast" not knowing the history of the shoe. Don't care, Don't care DON'T CARE!!!!

why can't we just cop shoes if we like and want them anymore? So much politics involved. Why do we make everything so damn complicated now. It's not that it is complicated actually, the opinions are. No matter what, when these drop, they are gone!

Jonathan Broder
Jonathan Broder

i am sure this will not a GR..i really hope this is not an all star drop but i am guessing yes! 

Foots230
Foots230

i wonder if these will be released in all sizes (genral release) or that crappy limted edition....quick strike release. i pray these come in my size and sorta kinda easy to get.

crownmeking314
crownmeking314

I have to have em screw the politics! Where do we have to camp to get these... Please don't just say select Nike retailers, & HOH stores!

Ole84Pa
Ole84Pa

Glad to see the Jordan in the bottom! I was starting to feel really bad for my older Brothers (33 & 36) and my Fathers collection. It's important that MJ remembers the ones who helped build this empire to what it is today! Appreciate gesture J/b and Nike.....

Enemizz
Enemizz

BIg difference... I know it signifies a historical time for MJ but with way its going, it's going to sell regardless because of the recent popularity boost from the young heads new to the game. But who really cares? If they can afford it, good for them!

 

"C.E.O."
"C.E.O."

Jordan Brand please INCREASE the SHOE SUPPLY like VIDEO GAMES!!! So everyone can be happy.... so they'll be no resellers anymore!!!!

hozezae
hozezae

Im 30 years ago and im so disappointed at my fellow jordan heads thats 30 & up. I find it ridiclous that u guys not all of u but most bitch avout everything. At first yall wanted nike air back, yall get it and then sum of yall got upset that nike air was coming back bcuz it was taking away from the og & earlier retros. Then today yall see jordan at the bottom of the shoe and flip out, remember I say earlier yall just want nike air back. Goddamn yall so damn selfish yall cant appreicate these AJ III's are dropping again the way we remember them back as a kid or a teen. The holes air bigger in size compare to previous 3's the nike air looks great but yall somehow manage to still complain. No matter what sum of u older junkies will never be satisfied. Yall do understand that these are still retros right, even retros still have to differ between retros like the 94 III's. The 88 & 94 were similiar but different a little, so of course which yall should kno by know the next version is gonna have a change in it bcuz its another retro following the 94's. Who in the hell is gonna look at the bottom of your shoe, mentally you guys frustrate yourselves. Think about it these are finally dropping again after 19 years come 2013. You dudes should be excited, happy I kno im thrill. The white cement is my favorite 3 and whether its nike air or jumpman air I lovem both the same. Next thing is u guys is gonna start talking about these youngsters on how they gone be in line for these hypebeasting this and that. Y'all seem to forget when we were young we seen mike in these kicks and we wanted them, when our friends had them we wanted them, when the older guys had them we wanted them. We were no different we wanted to be in school with them and show them off, all they doing is retroing wha we did as yungin's but its just on a larger scale. So cut them dudes sum slack and let them be them. I'm focus on me not them and my older sneaker guys should do the same. Let's stay collecting and copping

23kicksfor23chicks
23kicksfor23chicks

The only reason these are coming out is because the 28's are coming out during All Star weekend also and Jordan brand knows they won't sell so they need something that will.

NickBar
NickBar

If i had the jumpman version i wouldnt go for these, however i missed them last year so hopefully this time i ll be able to get a pair. Getting these only for the logo change is not wise imo. The shoe is exactly the same...

BuddhaShark
BuddhaShark

These sit on shelves for weeks last year and now they are the most anticipated release of 2013? GTFOHWDBS.

DopeKG
DopeKG

The Nike Air Doesn't Even Look That Nice -_- i Must be the only one who does care if its a jumpman or a nike air.

BagmanHolyfield
BagmanHolyfield

im one of those so called new sneakerheads that everybody hates i been goin since 2010 im 28 yrs old and no i don't live with my mama. i really would like to have another pair of these this was the only real pair of jordans i had from age 3 til 21 but im sure i wont be able to cuz of campouts which i wont do and resellers prices which i don't have a beef wit if a sucka gone buy deep fried sh*t chips id sell it too i just don't understand everybody's problem u been screamin for the nike air on the back now u got it and if u a "og" sneakerhead y do u even care what everybody else doin i thought u had ur own lane and if u a so called hypebeast who cares its ur money buy what u like flip it how u like if i get a chance to line up at a reasonable hr these will be in my closet if not i still have my 2011s which i love to death i know one thing im not gonna have to line up for those bo jacksons droppin in February instagram:@bagmanglobal 

inTheNameofQuen
inTheNameofQuen

its still the same old white cement 3 that just released last year that didnt sell yall can fall for the hype if yall want too ill pass

SneakerCraze
SneakerCraze

More hyping......y'all just did a story on these a few days ago I mean DAMN.

jinohnic
jinohnic

i think jordan on bottom is what will be used to tell ogs from 2013s.  either way these are sweet and everyone should be rejoicing. jb finally listened to you. this is great and a sign of a positive future for jordan brand. just imagine if they could do this what they have planned next?

boodle81
boodle81

*Grabs Popcorn* Time so sit back and watch the flame ware begin between the following: "Real sneakerheads" "OG Heads" and "Hypebeast" oh plain dumbass people.

Cop em and Rock em
Cop em and Rock em

If they're gonna do this, then do it RIGHT! Not, HALF-ASS! Nike Air on everything. Even a '88 retro box!

Cop em and Rock em
Cop em and Rock em

Maybe in another 2-3 years, we'll get the Nike Air on the bottom of the soles too. SMH. Then they'll be Super QS LE. Eat it up HB's

JManSam
JManSam

So it's not even a full Nike air release otherwise the outsold would say Nike. Wonder if the insole has a jumpman. Still sick but now I see its more of a combo then straight Nike air.

Dipset27
Dipset27

So basically they take their inventory of White cements from 2011, shave off the Jumpman, replace with Nike Air, then re-sell them back to the public to get rid of the leftover stock. All within 2 years of each other. Marketing Genius!

drmtm
drmtm

how many times will we see them until they release?

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