January 10, 2014 BY John Kim / 82
Recent guesswork and assumptions by other news outlets reported the upcoming Air Jordan 3 in White/Cement Grey-Infrared 23-Black as the rare “Katrina” samples, but it has since been confirmed that the rumor was entirely untrue (we laid it out here). Instead, Jordan Brand will introduce a brand new colorway that certainly has that OG appeal – almost like a remixed version of the introductory White/Cement colorway that Jordan rocked in the ’88 Dunk Contest. The current reported release date is March 8th, 2014, but should that date change, you know we’ll keep you posted. More on these upcoming Jordan shoes is just below.
Air Jordan 3 Retro
Color: White/Cement Grey-Infrared 23-Black
Style Code: 136064-123
Release Date: March 8, 2014
I don't get why they are releasing these .they should of released a black pair of 3s jb just released the 88s and fire red 3s all dem shits look the same. Deez ite ...but they do look like fake white cement 3s.
@wavy1000 makes em perfect for ppl who dont have any of those pairs u just named. they will be copped
@GlennFarinas can't wait
These are hot period, those who really don't like just stay away. Like most though, those who hate end up jumping on the bandwagon saying these grew on me or I need them in my collection, get the fuck out here. Me I'm copping 2 pairs, this is a white and black colorway on the 3 and the black is what makes it stands out. Far as the Katrinas go, let it go alot of yall keep going off these rumors and samples and expect them to release without any conformation. Yall play yall self when you jump the gun expecting something that aint true. Hell with the Katrinas and just come with heat that all year long
@hozezae The white Cement 3s look way better than those. That tongue and the sock liner has NO contrast. Its a bad design. If they were to follow the color blocking on the fire red 3s and switch the red with black, they would be classics. But they failed.
@hozezae If they were samples? why were they put on a retro card? The Katrina's look WAY better than these.
That doesn't mean they have to release bcuz they were placed on the retro card. I only want the Katrinas when they are officially releasing but those are nothing but the cements as well but with more red. Ppl complaining about these infrared 3s bcuz there too close to the original cement 3s then what are the Katrinas thens cement 3s with more red. In all I like both of them. U have an opinion like anyone else does but alot of ppl like these. I just hope u not one of those guys who complain and then towards release day say im copping me a pair, they look better in person.
@hozezae Intrared 3? Why don't we just call them White/black 3? Well I didn't come up with the name Katrina's, I would just call them the white/red cement 3s or just white/red 3's. ANYWAYS, the tongue just doesn't have enough contrast is why I don't like them. Like I said, if this shoe were to follow the exact same color blocking as the Fire red 3 s and switch the red with black and have the same light cement print, than I would say they are nice. Its hard to please me.
Then I guess u will always be disappointed my friend. Again its ur opinion and thats fine the tongue is great with me all black on a white shoe on a retro 3 im digging it
These are nice but I already have a pair of White Cement 3s. I don't see the need of copping similar looking shoes.
I really wanted the Katrina's to drop but these pictures just change my mind about them. I just might cop, But I have high hopes the Katrina's will release in the near future.
@HypeKillington maybe I want the Katrina ones if they come out.
@sneakernews I love all 3s, but these are clean af!!
you can't really not like this shoe.. idk if i'd buy it though, but it's dope of course. i agree with dude below me
@John2581 This is EXACTLY how I feel about these. Nice simple colorway, but I already own the cement 3s ! Make a few changes and thats exactly what these are
@sneakernews Nice shoe, dumb name. Shall just call them the black and white ones.
they def got an OG feel...and they look way better than the powder blues...depends on the surroundin heat if ill cop
@93Rkade5150 The black sock liner and black near the sock liner makes it look like a thick ass sock liner. They should have contrasting colors like the fire red 3s on the tongue and heel.
@93Rkade5150 And the Katrina's look way better than his shoe.
@Scarface84 personally I like the black look, but to each his own. Also, I don't think I said anything about the Katrina's, so not sure why you brought those up.
@Scarface84 I like the white on black look, because it really sets the Jumpman off on the shoe. I can respect your opinion though, these are definitely not gonna please everyone.
@93Rkade5150 @Scarface84 If I was in charge, I would put both pairs out, not on the same day, have an alternative colorway for the white cement 3s (Katrina's) and an alternative colorway for the fire red 3s (these). This design would make a lot of people happy IF they would have just switched the fire red part on the fire red 3s to black. and leave the light cement print alone, this would have been an instant classic. The fire red 3s look awesome because of that contrast of color on the tongue fits well together.
The only time a plain black tongue works on a white Jordan are the 10s.
@devildog8774 glad I'm not married because I bought a lot more than that lol
@kixRrus fire. Clean as hell.
@TheDonDrew it's been a minute since I loved a Jordan
@kixRrus makes sense that it would be a 3 tho
@TheDonDrew can't argue in that