The Air Jordan 3s will always and forever have a special place in every sneakerheadâ€™s heart! The design on these Jordans still remains one of the most coveted of all 36 silhouettes in the entire lineage. And, above all, it is the model that brought sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield to the game!
The Story Behind the THREEs
So, some people say that the Air Jordan 3s are the sneakers that propelled Nike to everlasting success! It wasnâ€™t just about the design, but it was about the unconventional sneaker technology. Hatfield was the person responsible for the design of the very first Nike Air Max with an exposed air unit. It was his first-produced sneaker ever!
Plus, there was something else brewing! At that time, Peter Moore – the designer of the AJ1 and AJ2 – was leaving Nike to open his own brand. VAN GRACK. And, reportedly, MJ was thinking of going with him!Â
But, it was Hatfieldâ€™s design for the Air Jordan 3s that made him change his mind. Phew! Thank the lords for that! The design of the IIIs implements things that MJ had previously expressed and introduced the Jumpman logo on the tongue. It got personal.Â
What Made the THREEs Any Better?
So, the defining features of the Air Jordan 3s that elevated them to the next level in MJâ€™s pov include:
– The threes featured a less restrictive mid-top cuff
– An exposed Air bubble unit
– It introduced the CEMENT print around the toe and heel
– It had an oversized tongue with the iconic emblem of Jordan performing a DUNK!
Jordan wore them during the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest where he dunked from the free-throw line! The rest was history! The Air Jordan 3s were officially of legendary status in the line of Michael Jordan sneakers!
THE TOP AIR JORDAN 3s of 2021
A MA MANIERE
Release Date: April 28th, 2021
Retail Price: $200
Average Resale Price: $460
The A MA MANIERE is one of the best Jordan collabs with the DC-based sneaker boutique. And, a special collab calls for one of the best Air Jordan 3s to date! They released a womenâ€™s exclusive Jordan as an ode to the accomplishments of everyday women in urban communities. It featured white tumbled leather with Medium Grey suede. Our favorite touch is the quilted satin lining on the interior that adds a hint of luxury and feminine power!Â
Release Date: July 10th, 2021
Retail Price: $190
Average Resale Price: $229
Next on our list of Air Jordan 3s is the RACER BLUE. This Jordan featured a type of color-blocking that we all love so much! With white tumbled leather uppers and elephant print on the forefoot and heel, itâ€™s a definite winner. A classic with a twist! Actually, the elephant print also featured reflective 3M design threading that gave it a shining star kinda quality!Â
Release Date: March 20th, 2021
Retail Price: $190
Average Resale Price: $250
Finally, the last of our Air Jordan 3s is the GEORGETOWN colorway! The Jordan Brand depicted the spirit of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament into these Jordan! Its colorway pays homage to the school colors of Georgetown Hoyas. The colorway itself makes it a sneaker worth gifting for any and every event! It featured tumbled leather in Midnight Navy with perforated grey leather overlays. And, as usual, it had grey elephant print mudguards with the Jumpman logo on the tongue. Definitely worth the hype!
If you loved these Air Jordan 3s, youâ€™re going to be VERY excited to learn about the Jordan holiday lineup. Not only does it feature about 13 new Jordan colorways for the Holidays, it has 2 new AJ3s! But, they are all worth copping, worth FLIPPING, and definitely DEFINITELY worth running a sneaker bot. Donâ€™t ever do the mistake of copping holiday heat without one. So, check out this guide on sneaker bots and how they can help YOU cop the upcoming Jordans. Just click on the button below to check them out!