This Air Jordan 3 consists of a white leather upper accompanied by university red detailing about the midsole, Jumpman logo on the tongue and “Nike Air” branding on the heel. As the name suggests, the white and red design serves as a nod one of the original Nike Air Max 1s, a sneaker that was also created by Tinker Hatfield.
In addition to the elephant-printed Nike swoosh, the Air Jordan 3 Tinker “Air Max” 1 also comes packaged with white, red and reflective grey swooshes. Red suede replaces the traditional elephant print completed with Red Nike Air heel logos similar to the original “Fire Red” release from 1988.
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.