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.