UPDATE: We know better than to think a Jordan head would forget a release date, but just a little reminder to all you Florida Marlins fans out there – the SoleFly x Air Jordan XX3 is dropping on October 24. Looks like '97 MVP Livan Hernandez, Cliff Floyd and Dee Gordon have already copped so there may only be 1,497 pairs remaining, make sure you don't sleep on them.
It’s been a tough week for the Miami Marlins and their fans, but reason to reflect on better times is coming via a release from SoleFly. The Miami sneaker boutique has collaborated on an Air Jordan XX3 that celebrates the Marlins’ win in the ’97 World Series, when the team (then called the Florida Marlins) set a record as the only wild card to do so in the history of the game.
While Marlins’ team colours have since changed, back in ’97 they were all about teal – so fittingly and this XX3 is swimming in the colour. Only 1500 pairs have been made, and the number of each pair is stitched under the tongue. The plastic structural supports are then flecked with gold to hark back to the fairy tale victory.
The Solefly x Air Jordan XX3 will available from SoleFly on October 24.
– Originally published October 3, 2016.