January 3, 2014 BY John Kim / 33
The Air Jordan 3 “Katrina” was a special version of the Air Jordan 3 Retro made exclusively for a charity auction designed to support the relief efforts if the Hurricane Katrina aftermath. The Katrina Jordans are also the subject of a rumor – one that pins this super-rare pair of Jordans as a Retro release for this March. What was originally a blind guess continues to still be, because according to a dependable source jmadidas2001 on Niketalk, the rumor is flat-out untrue.
In fact, the imagery of the assumed 2014 release of the Katrina Air Jordan 3 that is currently floating around is actually an old photo from 2006, taken by mjo23dan on NT of a Jordan Brand product showcase/display. So, there you have it; the Air Jordan III “Katrina” is still a rumor – one that is pretty much debunked at this point – and the White/Cement Grey-Infrared 23-Black pair that is slated to drop on March 8th, 2014 is without question a completely different shoe. Thanks to Niketalk members for clearing this up.
This photo is official Jordan Brand imagery of the actual Air Jordan III “Katrina” sample.
The photo above was taken in 2006 of a Jordan Brand display/showcase by mjo23dan on NT.
The photo above is an actual photo of the autographed Air Jordan set that was auctioned off, with proceeds going to Hurricane Katrina aid. Notice the actual Katrina Jordans on the bottom left corner.
According to NT member Diaconovic, this t-shirt is set to release soon, possibly depicting the actual “Infrared 23″ Air Jordan 3.
Filed under: Air Jordans
I can assure you they are being released I'm the manager of a high end shoe store and they're pinned on my release calendar
@T_BAX Read the article, but does that DEFINITELY mean they aren't going to drop ? Seems really dumb if they don't, those are kinda dope.
@sneakernews so they aren't being released??
@BALTsneakerShow the katrina 3 are infrared?
@sneakernews YESS RELEASE BOTH !
@sneakernews and dude is from SC, not NT
Pretty obvious it wasn't ever going to be the Katrina III. Going along with the Infrared theme we see an Infrared 10 an Infrared 6 then surprisingly an Infrared 3... Pretty lame year if you ask me, heavy overuse of Infrared on everything they can put it on.
@Iknoweverythingjordan who ever pinned them is stupid! these are not dropping
@Bare_NYC supposedly. But I'm hearing that's not the actual shoe dropping March 8th
@ifloydphotos He posted the info on NT, that's where we saw it, that's where we credited.
@MJO23DAN also says you from NT lol
@MJO23DAN Fixed, thanks for helping to clear up the rumors!
@BALTsneakerShow oh wow okay is the color supposed to be completely different?
@J23app I posted on both forums. Just happened to catch that one. Oh well. All good.
@sneakernews no problem
@Bare_NYC same color just different setup on the shoe
@MJO23DAN Tap tap pull.