A Complete Retro History of the Air Jordan 3
This weekend’s release of the Air Jordan 3 “Powder Blue” and the upcoming “Infrared 23″ release in March indicates that the Air Jordan 3 may have permanently transported to a new phase of the shoe. The heralded OG colorways of the 3 – the Black/Cement, White/Cement, Fire Red, and True Blue – have all been re-released many times before, and barring a complete “Nike Air” return on all those colorways, it appears that there won’t be a need for an OG bringback any time soon. Jordan Brand has done a great job at re-imagining the classic Jordan shoes with new colorways, and although it my appear that new color-combos are all that’s on deck, remember that Jordan Brand started dabbling in new colorways over ten years ago.
The Air Jordan 3 was, in fact, one of the first “retroed” shoes, but it wasn’t until 2001′s release of the Air Jordan 3 “Mocha” that some new flavor was brought to that model (and did so in limited number). What followed was a series of colorways (even for women), and in 2014, we’re ready to open the door to the impressive “Dark Powder Blue” and OG-like “Infrared 23″. If you’re new to the game, check out this quick rundown of all the Retro colorways (that, not originated from ’88) and jot down a list of all the pairs you have in your personal collection.
Air Jordan 3 “Mocha”
Release Date: September, 2001
The Air Jordan 3 “Mocha” featured a rich, lifestyle-friendly arrangement of white and Dark Mocha, with the slightly altered elephant print offering up quite a new POV on the classic Jordan model.
Air Jordan 3 “Cool Grey”
Release Date: February, 2007
After a long hiatus, Jordan Brand introduced “Cool Grey” to the Air Jordan 3, bringing with it hints of orange and red around the shoes.
@sneakernews And the cool grey's
@sneakernews The BHM offcourse
@sneakernews mochas color way.
@sneakernews dbs by far!!! No contest!!
@sneakernews white flips or dtrt
@sneakernews mocha for sure
@sneakernews that black n gold joint
@sneakernews flip 3s
@sneakernews cool grey 3s
@sneakernews Cool Greys.
@sneakernews what are the black ones called
@sneakernews white x mocha. by far. still got mine & wish they were still crispy
@sneakernews Flip duhh... Mocha's are hype now.. Back when they released no one liked them.
@sneakernews Mocha's are beautiful but those Dornbechers are nice as well
@sneakernews mocha 3s
@sneakernews all excepted The Mocha !!!
@sneakernews Mocha's all day!!
@sneakernews I would like to purchase these. Please send me more info
@sneakernews Stealth 3s
@deegs78 very much! Was going to get the 3 powder blue tomorrow but don't think I will
@sneakernews yes yes and yes!
@sneakernews not even close
@Og lopez kicks *buzz* incorrect 3 5 12 13
@shirty_I_am I like the powder blues 3's as well, but I wouldn't wear them. I think I might get some melo 10's.
@deegs78 and 11 low cool grey
@deegs78 yeah don't mind them at all! Check out 9 "Baron" and 3 "Katrina" and 3 + 10 "infrared" these are what I'm waiting on