The Tinker Hatfield-designed model is mostly recognized for its tumbled leather uppers and cement print overlays, but this latest offering opts to go with a different blend of materials. Replacing the typical leather material, canvas in Muslin will be used across the upper’s entirety.
Midsole units are ornamented with a “Sail” hue to provide a vintage aesthetic while pops of red fill in the eyelets, and Jordan branding atop the tongues and heel counters to nod to #23’s Bulls heritage.
Sail makes an appearance on the heeltab and midfoot eyelets, and Sail and White make up the midsole that features a visible Air unit in the heel.
Lastly, a grey outsole finishes off the sneaker.
Is Jordan 3 retro?
The Air Jordan III, which has been re-released as the Jordan Retro 3 regularly since 1994, introduced a new mid-cut silhouette, the unprecedented look of elephant print, and a brilliant young designer to the world of basketball shoes.
Are Air Jordan 3 Good For Basketball?
One could play basketball in an Air Jordan 3, however it is inadvisable when compared to more advanced modern basketball sneakers available. Today’s tech surpasses that of the 80s and 90s with respect to sports performance.
I would put the Air Jordan 3 strictly in the casual category. While one could theoretically hoop in some retro Js, this is nowhere near ideal. I find walking in the Air Jordan 3 is ok, as long as you don’t overdo it. A few miles at a time is fine though.