One of Jordan Brand‘s most recent Air Jordan releases 2018 drew inspiration from an original Nike Air Trainer 1 colorway from 1987. Although not Tinker Hatfield’s favorite (that would be the Air Jordan 11), the Air Jordan 3 was the first Air Jordan model he designed. For its 30th anniversary and Tinker Hatfield’s birthday, the Air Jordan 3 was even transformed to resemble his original sketches of the model. Coincidentally, the Nike Air Trainer 1 was also designed by Tinker Hatfield and one of its original colorways was dubbed “Chlorophyll.” The Air Jordan 3 “Chlorophyll,” which sports a similar color blocking and scheme, recently made its retail debut.
The Source Of Inspiration Behind The Air Jordan 3 “Chlorophyll”
As mentioned, the Air Jordan 3 colorway you see here is inspired by the Nike Air Trainer 1 “Chlorophyll.” The Air Trainer 1 debuted in the “Chlorophyll” colorway back in 1987, a year before the Air Jordan 3 was released. The Air Trainer is considered the “greatest tennis sneaker of all time” and its “Chlorophyll” colorway is regarded as timeless. It was actually the Air Trainer 1 that laid the foundation for cross training sneakers. Furthermore, tennis shoes prior to the debut of the Air Trainer 1 used to merely all-White. Numerous athletes like Andre Agassi, Bo Jackson and John McEnroe eventually wore the Air Trainer 1 “Chlorophyll.”
This Air Jordan 3 Looks Quite Similar To The Air Trainer 1 “Chlorophyll”
As mentioned, this Air Jordan 3 iteration attempts to retain as much of the original “Chlorophyll” color blocking and color scheme as possible. Most of its tumbled leather uppers and its entire outsoles are covered in a Light Smoke Grey hue, while its midoles are plain White. Black appears over elephant print overlays, while the uppers also feature Sail-colored detailing. Of course, the highlight of this iteration is the Chlorophyll hue that can be spotted over the branding, inner lining, lace eyelets, and the hangtag that comes with it. While this iteration has already joined the recent Air Jordan releases 2018, but is likely still available at select retailers.
Air Jordan 3 “Chlorophyll”
Color: Light Smoke Grey/Chlorophyll-Black-White-Sail
Style Code: 136064-006
Release Date: November 10th, 2018
Retail Price: $190
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