Dressed in a Fire Red, Cement Grey, and Black color scheme. This Air Jordan 3 is basically a Red version of the iconic “Black Cement” OG. It features a Red tumbled leather upper paired with elephant print overlays on the toe and heel, along with Grey leather on the perforated eyelets, ankle collar, and smooth leather tongue with a Red Jumpman logo. A Black heel tab with “Nike Air” branding completes the design.
Among all the footwear Nike and Jordan Brand have confirmed for All-Star Weekend 2020, no release is arguably as deserving of dropping during the Chicago-held event as the Air Jordan 3 – perhaps agreed upon by JB as it’s dropping a city-exclusive pair with “NIKE CHI” on the heel. Debuted in ’88, the elephant print-donning model was worn by Michael Jordan as he (controversially) won that year’s Slam Dunk Contest in the host city. And while #23’s leap from the free-throw line was commemorated with a special edition in 2018, this upcoming “Fire Red” iteration further celebrates Jordan’s basketball while also championing JB’s UNITE campaign. Though resembling DJ Khaled’s triple-red take from a few years back, this Jordan 3 unmistakingly nods to its own and the local city’s heritage given its bold, Bulls’-like scheme. Signature details like the visible Air unit and Jumpman logo – first introduced on this silhouette – indulge in their original arrangements and are accompanied by fan-favorite “NIKE” and “NIKE AIR” distinctions on the outsole and at the heel and insole, respectively, of this wider-available drop.
Given Michael Jordan’s connection to Chicago, don’t expect this to be the only special pair Jordan Brand will be releasing next year. Stay tuned as more details become available regarding the “Chicago All-Star” Air Jordan 3.