January 3rd, 2013 by John Kim
Don’t consider the return of the Air Jordan III ‘White/Cement’ in just two years such a surprise, because it’s clear that Jordan Brand will jump at any available opportunity. Need a reminder? In 2010, we were graced with the Air Jordan VII ‘Olympic’ in the ‘For the Love of the Game‘ edition, and just two years later, the Olympic VII hit stores again. This return of the White/Cement III also comes with a slight branding alteration, with Nike Air now donning the heel (as well as the insole and the hang-tag). Are these already the must-have Air Jordan release of the Spring 2013 season, or are your 2011 Retros holding you down?
Air Jordan III ’88
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January 2nd, 2013 by Aaron Hope
A lot can happen in ten years. In twenty-five, you cover so much ground, you’ll end up right where you started. The Air Jordan III is proof; a tenured veteran whose legacy is well chronicled, who ten years ago demonstrated that the Jumpman it debuted all the way back in 1988 had surpassed even ‘Nike Air’ when it came to basketball supremacy. A quarter-century after Tinker Hatfield’s first Air Jordan debuted, the Three gets back to the original branding with the ‘White Cement’ colorway dropping in February. We have images comparing the upcoming release to the previous 2003 edition; let us know what you think and stick with Sneaker News for the exact release date.
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December 31st, 2012 by Aaron Hope
In the most talked about and perhaps unexpected development in recent memory (really saying something when you consider the bountiful holiday spread we just enjoyed), Jordan Brand grants the request for which so many die-hard fans have been begging. The Air Jordan III ’88 Retro brings back the coveted ‘Nike Air’ heel badge, a feature that’d been replaced by the Jumpman in recent iterations including the 2011 original colorway lineup. The hangtag follows suit for a classic feel as we approach this iconic design’s 25th anniversary with a projected February release date in line with that same birthday for the unforgettable free-throw-line-dunk poster. Have a look at some new images after the jump and stick with Sneaker News to see what else is in store to follow-up on arguably the best year of sneakers ever.
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December 26th, 2012 by John Kim
There’s not much more we can say about this jaw-dropping turn of events. The Air Jordan III is indeed making yet another return after a sick 2011 re-issue of the OG catalog (we’ve seen Bright Crimson and Joker already), but this upcoming Air Jordan III dubbed the ’88 Retro is in fact featuring Nike Air on the heel. The most controversial, beaten-horse topic in sneaker forums for nearly a decade has been centered around the lack of original ‘Nike Air’ branding on the Air Jordan (particularly the shoes ranging from Air Jordan III to Air Jordan VI), but it looks like Jordan Brand is putting that argument to a swift close with this latest development. This special release will in fact come with a nice commemorative back-story, with Jordan’s 1988 Slam Dunk Contest win possibly at focus (perhaps a February release). Is this a sign of things to come? Will Nike Air make a return with more AJ3 original colorways, as well as the IV, V, and VI? Check out the additional shots of the Air Jordan III ’88 Retro 2013 with Nike Air and leave a comment below.
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