NIKE RETRO 3 JORDANS-WOMEN shoes are one of the most popular Air Jordan’s shoes of all time.
NIKE RETRO 3 JORDANS was originally released in 1988. It was the first Air Jordan designed by the legend, Tinker Hatfield. They said goodbye to the ‘Wings’ logo and debuted the iconic ‘Jumpman’ logo we are all familiar with today. In addition, they were also the first Air Jordan to feature visible air and elephant print on the upper. Four colorways dropped, which are all classics today.
After Michael Jordan’s first retirement, Nike brought back the Air Jordan I, II and III for a short two colorway per model retro run in 1994. NIKE RETRO 3 JORDANS was the last in the line of the ’94 Retros due to MJ returning to the NBA. In 2001 the NIKE RETRO 3 JORDANS would get its first retro run, with three colorways dropping in the span of five months. Two original colorways returned which also led to the beginning of the end of some iconic elements featured on Air Jordan Retros. The OG black/cement colorway was the last to feature original ‘Nike Air’ branding while the ‘True Blue' colorway was the first OG to feature ‘Jumpman’ branding in its place.
In 2003, NIKE RETRO 3 JORDANS returned for a one-off release of the original white and cement grey colorway. We would then have to wait four years, until 2007 for them to return for their second retro run. Seven colorways were released during that time including the original ‘Fire Red’ edition for the first time and a new ‘Flip’ version which featuring a full elephant print upper for the first time on the AJ3. A women’s exclusive colorway as well as two limited ‘LS’ releases and two other GR’s rounded this set out.
The original black and cement grey colorway was re-released for the third time as a part of the Air Jordan 20/3 Collezione (Countdown) Pack in 2008. In 2009, Europe got a surprise when the ‘True Blues’ returned exclusively overseas and never made it stateside. One year later, NIKE RETRO 3 JORDANS joined the Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle collection and featured a full translucent outsole for the first time. That paved the way for the 23rd Anniversary of the Air Jordan III in 2011 which saw NIKE RETRO 3 JORDANS releases throughout the entire year.
Favorites like the black and cement grey and ‘True Blue’ colorways were brought back as well as the second ‘Flip’ edition and a limited edition colorway, made to commemorate Black History Month. Since then, the Air Jordan 3 Retro has had a few small runs in 2013 and 2014. This included the Air Jordan 3 Retro ’88 in white and cement grey that featured original ‘Nike Air’ branding on them for the first time since 2001s black/cement grey release.