Reflective/3M detailing is undoubtedly one of the most well-received sneaker attributes to date. This element alone can propel a sneaker from being average to amazing. With that said, Jordan Brand is scheduled to release the “3M” Jordan 6 Rings this Saturday, September 18th, 2010. Many of you have labeled this release as the best 6 Rings colorway to date and rightfully so.
This highly-anticipated release led us to reflect on the past of predominately 3M-covered sneakers. Check out our Reflecting on the Past: 15 Favorite “3M” Kicks to see some of the best reflective sneakers to date.
**Note** Our 15 Favorite “3M” Kicks are in NO particular order! Also, the list features predominately reflective sneakers instead of kicks that possess minimal 3M hints. Choose your favorite “3M” sneaker in our voting poll below.
Air Jordan 5 “Green Bean”
Year Released: Fall 2006
The ever-so-popular Air Jordan 5 “Green Bean” ignites our Reflecting on the Past: 15 Favorite “3M” Kicks. Although preliminary samples portrayed this sneaker as simply owning a grey nubuck-textured base (prior to its release), it ultimately became the first Air Jordan sneaker to possess a completely reflective upper.