Instead of basically being a Jordan 3 Black Cement with a Swoosh slapped on to it, Jordan Brand gives this Tinker iteration of the Black Cement 3 a brand new look.
The shoe is particularly interesting as it has a silver reflective Nike swoosh and tongue, while the rest of the sneaker is made of black suede and elephant print hits on the toe box and the back heel.
Golden lace eyelets provide a bright pop of color, while splashes of a reflective 3M grey hue can be found surrounding the eyelets, tongues and the panel’s Swoosh logos.
With additional branding arriving in the form of tonal Nike Air emblems on the heel, the shoe rests on a clean white midsole for additional contrast.
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.