Closer Look: Fragment Design x Air Jordan 3
This article was originally published on August 19, 2023.
Update March 27, 2023: Years after pictures of Hiroshi Fujuwara’s Fragment Design x Air Jordan 3 surfaced, further images this week arrived via @truesthawaii. The extremely rare sample is reportedly one of only eight to ten pairs.
First spotted on the feet of the streetwear godfather himself back in April this year, the kicks take cues from Fragment's celebrated AJ1 collaboration from 2014, and put a royal blue-based spin on the classic 'Fire Red' colourway of the silhouette. Naturally, Fragment's signature bolt logo is embossed on the lateral side of the upper, near the heel, while prototype-style text labels the tooling – a design feature that also graced the likes of the Fragment's Roshe Daybreak colab in 2016. Last but not least? OG 'Nike Air' branding on the heel.
Check 'em out above, but don't expect to cop anytime soon: the kicks are a sample and aren't expected to get an official release.