Twenty-five years ago, a young Michael Jordan engaged in one of, if not the, most memorable NBA Slam Dunk contests to date. Jordan ended his classic head-to-head battle with Dominique Wilkins by soaring from the free throw line for a double pump dunk. That dunk received a perfect score, and gave us one of the most indelible images in sports history. For sneaker fans, the most important part of that image is the Air Jordan 3 Jordan rocked during the contest. The Air Jordan 3 Retro ?88 is set to return on Wednesday, February 6, exactly 25 years to the date of that unforgettable dunk contest. Official images show us a white base is offset by grey elephant print on toe cap and heel, and red hits on the tongue brand and lining. Black coloring is featured on the heel as well, before grey finishes things off on the outsole. In honor of that original sneaker, the Nike Air logo replaces the Jordan symbol on the back of previous retros. Will you be looking to purchase this release tomorrow?
Air Jordan 3 Retro ’88
White/Fire Red-Cement Grey-Black
February 6, 2013