When speaking in terms related to Jumpman retros releases, one of the silhouettes being produced throughout this early half of the year is Tinker Hatfield’s beloved Air Jordan 3 design. The very kicks that MJ rocked during his legendary ’88 Slam Dunk Contest against Dominique Wilkins have been modernized most recently through its “UNITE” colorways for All-Star Weekend, as well as a clean makeover relevant to Tar Heel Nation arriving this weekend.
And now, the model is adding yet another unit to its Spring 2020 roster by once again employing the “Animal Instinct” mindset. Started via last year’s December release, the creature-inspired decorations are being modified for this forthcoming offering by straying from its once-utilized collection of pony hairs, zebra striping, and leopard prints, and opting to steer in a more scaly direction. Matte black uppers are upgraded with crocodile-inspired textures, and are blended with cocoa snakeskin towards the toe tips, and a combination of green ankle panels and yellow heels to evoke tiny elements of an Oregon PE visuals. Additionally, the rear elephant printed regions have been dialed to a woodsy brown, perhaps to further emphasize the desert/swampy habitats that its reptile influences thrive in. See a first look here, and find these likely hitting Nike.com and select Jordan Brand retailers in the coming months for $225.
In other retro related news, peep an official look at the Air Jordan 3 UNC slated to release on March 7th.
Air Jordan 3 “Animal Instinct”
Release Date: Spring 2020
Style Code: CK4344-001