What Do You Think?: Air Jordan III “Black/Cement” Retro with Nike Air
Jordan Brand defied all expectations in 2013 with the introduction of the Air Jordan III ’88, a retro release that at last brought the “Nike Air” branding back to that particular silhouette in its white/cement colorway. There had been retro models sporting that crucial detail a couple of times before, but they had been cut short as of 2001 and presumably tucked away for good. Now that Jordan Brand has been back to that well, even doing so to a much greater extent with this year’s lineup of Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG colorways, how far will they go? Is there another Air Jordan III ’88 release on the way? And would you approve of that heralded shoe coming back with the “Nike Air” in place where we’ve grown so accustomed to the Jumpman?
Speculation for such a release is nothing new. You’ll recall that talk of an Air Jordan III ’88 in “Black/Cement” mode first flared up back in February, when a shoe of that sort seemed to be tucked into an ESPN video chronicling the history of MJ’s footwear. Things went quiet after that, and it seemed like the “Nike Air” pair in those favorite colors wasn’t to be. Recently though a new sets of photos have been circulating on the regular, ones featuring what appears to be a freshly produced pair of the Air Jordan III ’88 in black/cement. Still, such samples can be tough to label as legit depending on the sources. But there’s one particular version that we can definitively present to you as the real deal.
id cop. i might sound crazy but right now id perfer these over an og or retro for that fact that i like to rock my shit. if i buy a pair of the good shit, then i gota pay more to swap em. i like these since i can wear day 1. cop a og/94retro at later time.
they gotta stop placing NIKE AIR on these new J's. searching and rockin my 2001 and under J's is the best. these new nike air j's just kills the nostalgic appeal of the throwback and vintage j's. especially when nike knows all the damn resellers gonna get em and the true rockers will have a hard time.
Not a huge fan of JBs - not my taste.
Looks plain to me, nothing spectacular.
Apparently it has a huge following.
Well, as the old saying goes, "To each his own".
Good luck to aspiring owners. i hope you successfully check them out online.
They will probably drop next year or so, everyone knows these are the dopest 3's. So with that in mind there is no hype attached to this model its just beautiful . But has anyone heard the rumor about the 5's coming back with the nike air branding next year? That's worth celebrating
i just hope it will be better quality then the white cements. those btches got a small crack on the midsole for the first wear. i dont even care about the price
i like them but its ashame that ive already got them for like 8 years en my dad stocked them for like 6 years and now the retro them..
i like them but ive got dubble feelings
they will do it eventually for all jordans..i m not sure if this will be limited version...the hype is higher than ever after the retro 88s last feb
One of my favorite kicks ever!! JB please confirm a release date! I need more pairs of Black Cement 3's which I cant get enough of! #Classic
Had these back in the day when they first came out, when I was in High School. Hope they release. Sure brings back a lot of memories.
About time. I mean did u really think these weren't coming out after the wCem3 '88 drop?
These are mine!
I of my all time favorite Js of all time. I do want them but 225 rumored price tag?... Don't kno bout dat shit
i need another pair of these anyways...i beat up my 2011 pair already. might as well have the nike air on the back.
Yeah they def went to the bottom of the barrel for the leather on these guys, i'm looking at a pair now from 2011 and it's some buttery tumbled leather, and these were only $160, the new ones will be $220 and made from pleather which is some bullshit.
@S_Dot_Wesley resellers. why dont just buy one, and let another kid from the block get his pair
@Da_Real_Big_Infinite I am sure that you'll be pleased to hear that there is a special pack in store for you, one featuring a number 24 Purple thong, with a yellow dildo attached, built exactly to your specifications....
...even Jordan Brand wants you to be happy during your coming out party.
BTW, I like what you've posted on your blog about your new relationship. Congrats on your new boyfriend!
(No, I will not be copping these.)
@BackseatJuice You obviously don't know your history ... 88' is arguably his greatest season statically as an individual.
So? That doesn't mean they shouldn't bring back something that should have stayed in the first place.
@MrNolimit23 tumbled leather ≠ higher quality bruh, if this leather isn't better (you actually can see its grain in these pics), it probably won't be any lower quality than the 2011s.
@trianglechokevt It's a $160 sneaker bro made in CHINA. What do you expect? A $2,000 sneaker with luxury materials made in France? And come in a sued box? lmao idiots.
Wat blog u dumb fuck... Ur a butthurt lil faggot mad Cuz ur mom was da slut of a cunt in dat Denver hotel tryin to get some money frum Kobe... When u gonna man up & show ur face. Scared lil bitch moanin Cuz his mom is a whore
Are you foaming at the mouth? Because I don't understand a damned thing that you wrote, Sheila.
those 2011 were terrible!...maybe the tumble leather is just a tad bit better,but if these new ones are gonna have the same crappy cheap painted midsoles that are gonna crack and chip like the 2011,this is useless.we're gettin robbed for a nike logo