November 5, 2010 BY Aaron Hope
Has there ever been a signature basketball sneaker better than the Air Jordan III? Complex.com says no, and judging by the rate at which AJIII retros sell out (we’re talking mere minutes here, folks), the general consensus is that this is one of the best sneakers of any kind, ever. Cole Johanson’s Doernbecher x Air Jordan 3 Retro is quite impressive, especially in light of the recently revealed reflective 3M mudguard, but it’s hard to improve upon this impeccable original. The ‘White Cement’ AJ3 used grey to add balance to the Bulls’ high contrast palette years before lifestyle sneakers made this a common color, just one of many lasting impacts from MJ’s 1988-89 campaign. Craig Ehlo came up short that year but you can avoid the same fate in 2011 by grabbing what’s sure to be one of next year’s hottest drops waaay early, courtesy of Osneaker‘s limited size run.
Color: White/Fire Red-Cement Grey-Black