Air Jordan 3
Simple, shapely and consistently crispy, the Air Jordan 3 is a Jumpman fan favourite that has proven its freshness never expires. Rumoured to be the shoe that scratched and soothed Michael Jordan’s itchy feet as he considered other sponsorship options, designer Tinker Hatfield pulled out all the stops on the 3 to keep His Airness sated. Tinker subbed in a visible Nike Air bubble straight out of the triumphant Air Max 1, gave MJ his own ‘Jumpman’ tongue logo inspired by his Slam Dunk Contest win, and slathered on the elephant print panelling– the result was a high tech ball shoe with all the street style trimmings. It was a real game changer in making basketball sneakers fit for both fashionistas and court kings. The Air Jordan 3 hasn’t been flipped and formatted as much as many other popular Js; the OG flavours remain the most sought after, with the ‘White Cement’, ‘True Blue’ and ‘Fire Red’ renditions always roaming the streets and demanding restocks.