If you are a serious Air Jordan fan, then you should be aware that 2018 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Air Jordan 3. To celebrate the occasion, Air Jordan is planning to bring the 3s back out, starting with the Air Jordan 3 White Cement Dunk Contest. During the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest in Chicago, Michael Jordan has faced off against Dominique Wilkins (retired basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks) in the competition. MJ was the winner of the contest, making it his second time winning, first time a year before. These upcoming Slam Dunk versions of the OG white cement 3s are inspired by the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest, and are dropping next week on Valentine’s Day. Y’all sneaker heads better be ready for these!!!
Video Of The 1988 Slam Dunk Contest
The Air Jordan 3 History
The Air Jordan 3 was first introduced back in 1987-1988. Nike have let go of Peter Moore (designer of the Air Jordan 1 and help designed the Air Jordan 2), and Bruce Kilgore (designer of the Air Jordan 2), and needed a new designer for the Air Jordan 3. Nike has turned to the famous Tinker Hatfield, who would later be known as the creator of Air Jordans 3-15 and 20. Michael and Hatfield would always come up with great ideas for the next upcoming Jordan sneakers, and work hard on them. The Air Jordan 3 was the first ever Jordan sneaker to be a mid top; making it light weighted with plenty of durability. The Air Jordan 3 features the Air Jordan Jumpman logo on the back of the shoe, elephant print on the toe box and near the heels, and visible air sole units (This was the first Jordans to ever have this feature). During the 1987-1988 NBA season, MJ became the winner of the Slam Dunk Contest, All Star MVP, All Defensive First Team and Defensive Player Of The Year. MJ was wearing the 3s during all this success. The Air Jordan 1 and 2, the free throw dunk, and a elephant are inspirations of the Air Jordan 3. The 3s were originally retailed for $100.00 back in 1988.
Features Of The Shoe
This shoe features a color scheme of white, black, and red, with the additions of the classic elephant prints. Also, you will notice the translucent outsoles with a red stripe. The red stripe represent the place where Michael Jordan took flight during the 1988 Slam Dunk Contest. Additionally, you will see the time 3:51 located on the pull tabs. This is when the flight was taken place. During the final round in the Slam Contest, MJ has scored 147 points. “147” is marked on the inside of the tongues. Finally, we cant forget about the outsole prints located in the insoles, and the Nike Logo on the back of the shoe.
These highly anticipated kicks are dropping February 14th, for $200. This will be very limited, so get serious about these hot kicks!!!
Air Jordan 3 White Cement Dunk Contest
February 14th, 2018
Video Of The Shoe
These sneakers are on fire, and without a doubt, on everyone’s list. Are you copping these??? What are your overall thoughts on these??? Leave your comments and questions below in the comment. I will be more happy to assist. Stay tuned for more sneaker news on the Latest Sneakers!!!