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The Dunk Behind the Design: The Origin of the Air Jordan 3 'Free Throw Line'
The Air Jordan 3 'Free Throw Line' commemorates the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest. In a close competition between Dominique Wilkins and Michael Jordan, the GOAT claimed victory with a gravity-defying dunk from the free-throw line – all while wearing the Air Jordan 3 'White Cement.'
This 2018 tribute release features OG Nike branding, as well as '147' stitched behind the tongues as a nod to the GOAT's score in the final round. In addition, '3:51' is printed behind the heel tabs to immortalise the time of the legendary dunk.
So, why the clear outsole? Flip the shoes over and you'll find a red stripe printed beneath the left shoe symbolising the free throw line.