As sneakerheads know by now, the Air Jordan 3 has already returned. Most of them were probably expecting to have to wait till Black Friday to cop a pair of the first Air Jordan 3 release of 2016, after quite a long time, but Jordan Brand apparently had other plans. The Air Jordan 3 “Cyber Monday,” as its name suggests, was supposed to make its retail debut on Cyber Monday, November 28th. However, for some reason Jordan Brand dropped it early on October 15th and sneakerheads were more than glad. However, two Air Jordan 3 colorways still remain and it seems a new photo previewing both together has surfaced.
It was back in 2014 that when David Schechter, Jordan Brand’s Vice President of Footwear, announced that the Air Jordan 3 was being sent back into the vault. At that point, the future of the third Air Jordan model seemed unforeseeable and sneakerheads had no clue whether or not they would ever see the Air Jordan 3 on retail shelves again. Apparently, the Air Jordan 3 had received overexposure and for Jordan Brand, a two-year hiatus was more than enough. David had alluded that the Air Jordan 3 would return at somewhere in the future and in 2016, Jordan Brand decided that the time for its comeback was here.
Thus, the Air Jordan 3 is back and although there are just three releases scheduled for 2016, one of which already became available, more might be included in the Jordan releases 2017. The photo seen here was shared on Instagram by user @chinojp3 and two out of the three sneakers featured in it are the two upcoming Air Jordan 3 colorways. In the middle is the Air Jordan 3 OG 88 “True Blue” and right beside it on the right is the Air Jordan 3 “Wool.” As for the third sneaker on the left, it appears to be the Air Jordan 1 OG “Royal,” which itself is set to make a comeback in 2017.
Air Jordan 3 “True Blue”
Wihte/Cement Grey-True Blue
Release Date: November 25th, 2016
854262-106 | $220
Air Jordan 3 “Wool”
Dark Grey/Dark Grey-Sail
Release Date: December 17th, 2016
854263-004 | $200