What Do You Think?: Air Jordan III “Black/Cement” Retro with Nike Air

October 2nd, 2013 by | 56 comments


black cement jordan 3 nike air 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.





55 comments
Sole_2_Sole
Sole_2_Sole

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.

HankkMoody
HankkMoody

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.

Sneeky
Sneeky

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.

vickgotkickz
vickgotkickz

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

csbenji
csbenji

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

arc980208
arc980208

I missed out on the cements! Definitely going to get these!

S_Dot_Wesley
S_Dot_Wesley

Mannn....if these drop, imma cop two times at least

RoyMerkx
RoyMerkx

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 

airjordan1980
airjordan1980

....stop being a bitc_hhhh and drop these mannnnn

dxwilliams8
dxwilliams8

 released these so I can cop them #FutureSneakerHeads 

NickBar
NickBar

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

Born2fly
Born2fly

yea do it!!! id gladly cop

OoWee_B
OoWee_B

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

rockdapump
rockdapump

the leather is awful. i would pay $200 for the tumbled 

187swizz
187swizz

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.

MichaelHuynh
MichaelHuynh

I need these in my collection #teamnikeback

Cpack
Cpack

very popular shoes that everybody likes...can't do no wrong by not releasing 

Cop em and Rock em
Cop em and Rock em

About time. I mean did u really think these weren't coming out after the wCem3 '88 drop?

These are mine!

Da_Real_Big_Infinite
Da_Real_Big_Infinite

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

Brads Pitt
Brads Pitt

UUUHH Yes!!!!!!!!!!! No Brainer...

mrELsenor
mrELsenor

i need another pair of these anyways...i beat up my 2011 pair already. might as well have the nike air on the back.

Kev Loco
Kev Loco

Smooth leather instead of tumbled? I rather have the tumbled leather on the black cement 3s


BackseatJuice
BackseatJuice

Not likely. Michael Jordan did not do anything historic in these.

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

If they do release they'll sell out as always and end up on eBay smfh.

MrNolimit23
MrNolimit23

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.

Lilmr81
Lilmr81

Just do it!!! No pun intended

PMJC07
PMJC07

of course i want NIKE AIR on the back of the 3's. 

pasoez007
pasoez007

BEST SHOES OF ALL TIME PERIOD

RoyMerkx
RoyMerkx

@S_Dot_Wesley  resellers. why dont just buy one, and let another kid from the block get his pair 


Longstroke
Longstroke

@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!

Be well.

(No, I will not be copping these.)


CC221
CC221

those 2011 were trash bags ,quality wise. they screwed up  such a classic shoe

KenSpartan
KenSpartan

@BackseatJuice You obviously don't know your history ... 88' is arguably his greatest season statically as an individual.    

asdfjkln64
asdfjkln64

So? That doesn't mean they shouldn't bring back something that should have stayed in the first place.

KenDo
KenDo

@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.

NYCNATIVE917
NYCNATIVE917

@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. 

Da_Real_Big_Infinite
Da_Real_Big_Infinite

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

BackseatJuice
BackseatJuice

@KenSpartan @BackseatJuice Not the year the shoe itself. Michael Jordan did not do anything special in the "Black/Cement". Which is why I do not think they will release. You do not know your Air Jordan's.

jlitterello
jlitterello

I think he ment that the leather looks lower quality than the previous release. That's all.

Da_Real_Big_Infinite
Da_Real_Big_Infinite

How bout u stop lyin... If u didn't understand, u wouldn't respond faggot

KenSpartan
KenSpartan

@BackseatJuice @KenSpartan .... He played 1/2 the season in these including the All-Star game. What did he do in the WC3 that he didn't do in the BC3?? I'm EXTREMELY thorough in basketball knowledge as a whole, not just Mikes.   

CC221
CC221

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

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