January 19, 2011 BY John Kim
The Air Jordan III ‘Black History Month’ is appropriately set for a release this February, and while the colorway and details proudly pay homage to African-American culture and historical events, the shoe has stirred up some level of debate. It’s received its fair share of praise for the ethereal black/gold colorway and attention to detail, like the Black History Month lace dubrae and special labels on the flip-side of the tongue, but Jordan fans deemed it too similar to the Air Jordan III ‘Black Cat’ Retro release of 2007. In addition, the removal of elephant print on an Air Jordan III was considered a sacrilege, despite the new wood-carved graphic taking its place being a celebratory gesture to Black History. A sneakerhead is tough to please, but we foresee the Air Jordan III ‘Black History Month’ to be a big hit when it drops this February, so check out these new images from BARON of NT and pick up a pair early on eBay.
Color: Black/Metallic Gold