April 12, 2012 BY John Kim
We’ve witnessed quite a number of instances during which the sneaker community went up in arms regarding a certain amount of discrepancies when it comes to Retro releases. The White/Cement IV, for example, was under heavy scrutiny for months up until the release, despite it being a tit-for-tat reproduction of the original. That’s just the nature of the fastidious sneakerhead that demands perfection, so it’s safe to say that if last year’s Black Friday release of the Air Jordan III Black/Cement did in fact come out as nubuck, things would not have been very pretty. Not to say that a pair of AJ3s done up in nubuck would’ve been a bad idea (in fact, it would be rather interesting), but the Black/Cement III is generally viewed as an all-time classic that needs no sort ‘remastering’. Nonetheless, we’ve got a detailed look at the infamous Air Jordan Black/Cement nubuck sample here, so take a good look and cop them for yourself from depeche23mode on eBay.