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Air Jordan 3
The Air Jordan 3 is among the most popular models in the storied Air Jordan signature line. Visible Air, elephant print, and the Jumpman logo are all seen on a Jordan for the first time on the Air Jordan 3. Michael Jordan added to the popularity of the sneaker by wearing them in the 1988 Dunk Contest. Original colorways of the Air Jordan 3 include White/Cement, Black/Cement, "Fire Red", and "True Blue". The Air Jordan 3 was designed by Tinker Hatfield.
Arguably the most iconic basketball shoe ever made, the Air Jordan 3 has been a fan favorite ever since its initial release in 1988. The AJ 3 was a game changer in the Nike Air Jordan sneaker line for a number of reasons. Designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield, the Air Jordan 3 raised the bar when it came to the production of basketball sneakers. It was the first Air Jordan to feature the “Jumpman” logo, the first to utilize Nike’s Visible Air Unit, and the first to sport elephant print along the upper. With MJ’s phenomenal skill level and Tinker’s keen sense of innovation, the Air Jordan 3 helped launch Jordan as a brand into a league of its own. Over the last few weeks, we have seen this silhouette in array of new colorways, so we decided to take the time to rank our favorite Air Jordan 3s to date. Survey our list below, and be sure to let us know which colorway ranks number one on your personal list of favorite AJ 3s in the comment section.
The Air Jordan 3 “5Lab3″ is the latest edition of MJ’s third signature, and the newest member of the Jordan Element Series. Taking the iconic metallic silver material from the tongue of the original Air Jordan 5, this new style features the 3M flash across the entire upper. Truly unique in its ability to transform in the light, this latest look of the AJ 3 presents a wide array of wear options. From denim and sweatpants, to cuffed pants and khakis, the “5Lab3s” allow for individual styling that will surely turn heads.
Surf through our latest On-Foot Look to get a full preview of how the reflective Air Jordan 3 “5Lab3″ will look when worn with different styles of pants, and with the flash on. Tell us what you plan to hook them up with in the comment box at the bottom of the page, and find the latest Jordan 3s on March 29th at select Jordan Brand retailers, including in-store at the Nice Kicks Shop.
The Air Jordan 3 “5LAB3″ are set to release tomorrow, but before you make that final yes or no call, we wanted to show you something for your consideration. The standard laces that come with the 5LAB3 Jordan 3s are black with reflective woven in, but we borrowed a white-based set from our Nice Kicks x New Balance 1600 “Grand Anse” for a different look.
So, what look do you prefer? White laces or black?
You’ve seen the detailed images, now dissect the chemistry of the Air Jordan 3 “5Lab3″ with a full video preview of the upcoming release. This MJ concoction is the latest output from the Jordan Element Series, an ongoing production of Air Jordan silhouettes that borrow iconic features from other models in the line. This Air Jordan 3 features the classic reflective silver material from the tongue of the Air Jordan 5 spread across the entirety of its upper. Get a video look at the shining sneaker above in our latest Nice Kicks Unboxing, and capture a pair this Saturday, March 29th, for a premium $225.
After being seen in detail, the Air Jordan 3 “5LAB3″ presents itself in a new light as we get another look at the upcoming release from Wish. Putting its 3M qualities on display, the flashy new colorway not only debuts the use of the reflective material on the AJ3, but also features a mostly seamless construction, similar to the “3LAB5″. Borrowing another element pioneered by the Jordan 5, an ice blue translucent outsole is bolted onto the bottom of the sneaker, further setting it apart from ones that came before it. Check out the enlightening images of the “5LAB3″ below, and mark your calendar for March 29, when these are scheduled to drop for $225.