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Air Jordan 3 ’88 Retro

December 31, 2012 BY / 64

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In the most talked about and perhaps unexpected development in recent memory (really saying something when you consider the bountiful holiday spread we just enjoyed), Jordan Brand grants the request for which so many die-hard fans have been begging.  The Air Jordan III ’88 Retro brings back the coveted ‘Nike Air’ heel badge, a feature that’d been replaced by the Jumpman in recent iterations including the 2011 original colorway lineup.  The hangtag follows suit for a classic feel as we approach this iconic design’s 25th anniversary with a projected February release date in line with that same birthday for the unforgettable free-throw-line-dunk poster.  Have a look at some new images after the jump and stick with Sneaker News to see what else is in store to follow-up on arguably the best year of sneakers ever.

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LuisPerez1
LuisPerez1

Is there going to be a quality distinction video between these the original OG's and the 2011 release?

 

cavematt
cavematt

Ima get that lottery ticket at foot locker n champs if they dnt call me ill try online but 2 many douche bags with super fast internet but 4sure not paying 500 bucks on ebay

Fujisofresh
Fujisofresh

The quality looks really really on point, i would cop a pair if i get a chance for a decent price. However, it bugs me to think how much JB is laughing at us behind the curtain for copping the same shit over and over again. It's like "guys, should we start bringing back the Nike check for this release? it's been some time since we retro these". "Naw wait! let's release them with a Jumpman on the tab first, then wait the year after for the Nike Nike! Bitches loves them Nike Air! They can't resist!"  

CC221
CC221

I been wearing my wc3's a lot lately n they just starting to peel n crack,so these wil definitely be copped.now if they can release the blck cement 3 like this too..I'll be fukn goood n laughin at the dudes still holdin the 2011 release n trynna rape for $300+

Retropawn
Retropawn

I've been waiting my entire life for this! Thanks for it bringing back.

SneakerCraze
SneakerCraze

Yet another reminder................come the f*ck on son

23kicksfor23chicks
23kicksfor23chicks

The cement on the toe is trimmed really weird and the design is thick. Anyway they don't need to show us pictures everyday. The only difference is the Nike Air. Gosh.

jinohnic
jinohnic

Don't be stupid people. If u already own these, save ur money for something u don't have. It doesn't even have to be Jordans. Reebok has a lot of heat for next year. Be original and buy what u like!

17mustangs
17mustangs

So stupid they put Nike Air on the back, then put Jordan on the sole. If you're going to do them, do them right, JB; and with good leather, not that shiny plastic garbage!

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

C'mon Jordan Brand please INCREASE the F*****' SHOE SUPPLY!!! So I can try and cop 'em!!! (And who knows even find 'em on SALE!) And so RESELLERS CAN BE EXTINCT!! Unfortunately, thanks to SN for f****** it ALL up not once, twice, but three f*****' times for revealing online shoe stores!!!! Now, I can't seem to cop from my favorite online shoe stores anymore SMFH!!

inTheNameofQuen
inTheNameofQuen

3rd post in 3 days let the hype build i personally dont like the the white cement 3 so having nike air on the back means nothn to me i'll pass

NewbombedTurk
NewbombedTurk

I don't own any 3's, and I'm not going to start with these either. The problem is, JB just set a precedent on re-retroing shoes with the Nike AIR on the back that just came out. Why stop here? Why not the White/Cement 4's or any pair that just came out with in the last couple years. Thing is, if you want the shoe you can gamble of them releasing a Jumpman pair, then a Nike AIR pair down the line, or you can do what they want and buy both pairs. Either way you're screwed, and JB is richer for doing it. It's nice of them to basically make a pair of shoes that can still smell brand new irrelevant in sure a short time. Instead of making more people want to buy their stuff, they going to drive people away. Will it drive me away? No, I'll still buy them in the same fashion I always did because I love shoes, I have since I had my first pair of 1's in 86, it'll never change for me.

DopeKG
DopeKG

Nice but since this is the 88 retro lets take that price back to 88 also -_-

dsuaveallday
dsuaveallday

Sorry SN, 2001 was THE BEST year in sneaker releases, EVER!

StRoKiN_Ur_MoM
StRoKiN_Ur_MoM

If the Black/Cement come out then Id buy since I miss last release. A true sneakerhead miss some and cop some and these I'm sleeping on got to get Black/Blue 1's and Lighting 4's

inuchahal8
inuchahal8

Has anyone noticed the toe box difference between these new retros and the pre 2000 retros? These are more boxy and those were more narrow, if you know what I mean?

RT5
RT5

I bet JB will charge an extra $25 for that logo change. So you guys will end up paying $185

Jonathan Broder
Jonathan Broder

does not look bad. may bop..feb is going to be an expensive month! shoot! 

Foots230
Foots230

How many time they gonna post this story and pics of these kicks? Like damn.

Daddy_Warbuxxx
Daddy_Warbuxxx

IMO the Nike Air doesn't really mean anything, it's just a way for nike and jb to get more money out of us

hozezae
hozezae

Just saying theres no need to keep making comments on these again since they already had 2 articles within the last 3 to 4 days. We pretty much gitten our questions out but it do surprise me that ppl are saying what I imagine. I said that ppl would bitch about quality, before the 1's & 3's came to light with nike air tons of u folks kept saying if we can only get nike air back back y'all wouldn't care. Most of y'all say onething then change y'all mind about another thing. Like I said before just appreciate what were getting bcuz they don't have to release them at all. Its either buy them or pass on them. I'm preety sure most of u feel like me keep seeing and reading the comments about the samething on every retro about quality or this or that. At the end of the day it is what it is but u don't have to spend your money if u feel displeased off of pics.

igorrro
igorrro

like 25 so I think weekend all star time - febuary?

ac2slater
ac2slater

dont really care bout the kine air in the back, i just want know the release date

Darma_101
Darma_101

 @cavematt When will I most likely be able to get the lottery ticket from footlocker or champs? Like when do they usually do it and how does it work? Haha I'm new at this. I want to get these for my son because i had the originals when i was younger, but didn't keep them because I didn't understand how much they would be worth in the future. Help me!!! Thank you!!!

hozezae
hozezae

@23kicksfor23chicks there are differences like the holes are bigger on the tongue and the heel collar, but what caught my attention the most is the toebox isnt precreased like the 2011 models were. Yes the look very similar but overall I think these might be better but cant really kno til I see the in person. Nike air or not I love the white cements

boodle81
boodle81

 @17mustangs The put Jordan on the bottom to differentiate them from the Og's and the Original Retro's so that way no one can pass them off as Originals due to the Jordan branding on the bottom. I think that is very smart very very smart. 

inTheNameofQuen
inTheNameofQuen

 @"C.E.O." dont we wish they would increase the supply or at least save us a pair but they're cash cows gotta have people to buy the release after that

sneaker_eater
sneaker_eater

@NewbombedTurk i don't see it as a problem. i also just buy whatever i want. i am being greatful because JB is giving us a lot of choices.

Lusinmader
Lusinmader

 @StRoKiN_Ur_MoM Funny, I always thought a TRUE sneakerhead planed in advance for every release, so that he/she guarantees they leave with the goods.  I guess we both define the hobby differently.

ac2slater
ac2slater

 @RT5 real talk i thought that was the price of these lol

cavematt
cavematt

 @Darma_101

 U picked the right dude bro. Well since camping got really crazy especially 2011s concords retro11 they started this lottery system which means u go 2 foot locker or champs n ask 4 a ticket n its a lottery ticket u give ur name n phone number with shoe size n if u win they call u n u go pick it up on the release date in the morning. Before they come out check on unlockedfoot locker.com or on foot lockers facebook theyll announce it there with the procedures. I heard some places hand out tickets n thats it there urs but not my location idk about urs. When the retro 4s bred came out on black friday they handed tickets out the sunday n monday before black friday hope that helped bro  

17mustangs
17mustangs

@keef_ledger69 I do what I want so just read my comment and let it simmer. You wouldn't know a quality OG if it stepped on your face.

hozezae
hozezae

@boodle81 @17mustangs good to see someone like boodle81 understand completely why they done this. It was an excellent idea, but thats the game of retros to look alike but stand as its own. Since nike started retroing jordans back in 94 thats how it always been but somewhere down the line ppl forgot that and the understanding of a retro

17mustangs
17mustangs

@boodle81 Oh, I know why they did it. OG head's like myself can tell the difference between the originals and retros. The elephant print is even different. The older models can barely be worn anymore so they should at least make them with good leather and do them justice. That's all I am saying. Peace.

hozezae
hozezae

@inTheNameofQuen @"C.E.O." you guys still ain't figured out where the problem is. Its your local retailer, first get a connect somewhere like I do. I ask my guy on every release jordan that drop how many he getting he tells me. I ask how many are the other stores getting bcuz my guy knows evryone in each store and he tells me there numbers. Now I call these other places when I already kno how many pairs they have on deck, if its 120 pairs these retail stores will say 60 or 50 and its a general release. So of course the employess have there pairs on hold and the retailers also help the resellers bcuz their willing to pay more just to make more when they post them on craigslist or any sneaker site. Yes sum J's are really limited but for the most part a GR like the cool grey 9's come in big numbers. This guy on youtube said a store only had 8 CG 9's serioulsly and its a GR. Its the retailers scwering y'all over not nike. Only way to fix this problem is reaching out to the corp about these shady ass retailers in the stores. Example I watches an entire store get fired bcuz of the spacejams back in 09, all these pissed off parents and other shoeheads call corp and they fired that ass.

StRoKiN_Ur_MoM
StRoKiN_Ur_MoM

@Lusinmader I did plan in advance by not getting a pair of shoes I already have when there are plenty of other opportunities to have beside just Jordan. Or maybe your a Jordan head and not a TRUE Sneakerhead more kicks then just a Jumpman.

boodle81
boodle81

 @hozezae  @boodle81  @17mustangs From the looks of the pictures they look like they are a quality sneaker the leather doesn't look all weird and glossy, but I can't say much till I have the shoe in my hands. Also I agree with hozezae people don't really get retroes no more, but oh well that's them. 

inTheNameofQuen
inTheNameofQuen

@hozezae I feel u and I kno how to cop shoes I was just saying it would be easier

GaBoyStr8
GaBoyStr8

@StRoKiN_Ur_MoM Hah tell that young HB again Fam lmfao



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