Air Jordan 3 ’88 “Cement” Retro with Nike Air

December 27, 2012 | 61

Jordan Brand always has tricks up their sleeve, and this may be the greatest trick yet: the return of Nike Air. Sure, we’ve seen a few recent “Nike Air” sightings, but not on the back of the classic Air Jordan 3 model. This particular version is called the Air Jordan 3 ’88 Retro. That pretty much explains why Nike Air is featured on the heel. After years of complaining and whining about Nike Air, Jordan Brand looks to satisfy the masses with this Jordan 3 Retro. No release date yet, but look for these to release in 2013.

Not to get ahead of this release, but we can only assume that Jordan Brand will give other OG Air Jordan 3 colorways this same treatment, as well as other Jordan models.

Is this what you’ve been waiting for? Are you excited?

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Comments (61)

  1. gotjordans

    Well, that settles it for me. If this is indeed true, I am going to hold back from now on from buying any more retros with a jumpman on them (3s, 4s, 5s and 6s… :)

  2. HighLifeTrav

    I usually dont post comments on here but as a sneakerhead of 10 or more years i have to state my opinion on this post. I HATE the fact that jordan is bringing back the nike air logo! To me bringing this logo back devalues the OG jordans with the logo on the back. JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW JORDAN BRAND CATERS TO HYPEBEAST IN STEAD OF TRUE SNEAKER HEADS!

  3. SPINS6136

    HighLifeTrav:

    No, actually only hypebeasts care about the “value” of their sneakers.

    Hence your 10 years in the game.

    Anyone who had the III with Nuike Air on the back, originally, as in back in ’88, is going to love finally having the sneaker back the way we grew up rockin’ it.

  4. Chevyboy

    @SPINS6136 EXACTLY!!! I am a true fan of sneakers, & personally I think this is a great move from JB and Nike. I’m tired of holding on to memories of kicks I have sitting in my closet due to the fact that they are crumbling. It would be great to grab a crisp pair true to OG form and rock them whenever I want without having the fear that they will fall apart. And original Jordans will still hold their value, if that’s what you’re afraid of HighLifeTrav. The original pairs are the ones that really started the fascination that a slew of people have with not only Jordans, but footwear

  5. Chevyboy

    as a whole. So don’t fear…your displayed OG’s are still a very valuable possession.

  6. Fabo

    red ones are next!

  7. Fabo

    hope the material is also from 88

  8. JayWhoaPeachtrees

    Order your protective gear… Now.

  9. Jstar

    I been in the the Sneaker game over 25 yrs and they need to remake all of the retros the way the OG look..these sneaks want last forever so let others get that chance to rock’em….there are shoes back that came out that i didnt get the chance to rock so i appreciate nike for bring back all the OG’s..thats what over 25 yrs in the game gives u wisdom….

  10. gotjordans

    let the hype begin, and shoe store being bombarded!

  11. Jedi knight

    To the ten year sneaker head : I have been a sneaker head since before the first air Jordan and the retro’s with the jumpman logo on the back are garbage and they do not capture the essence of the real Jordan’s with nike air on back ! This is how they are supposed look not like that mess jordan brand has been feeding you’ll who don’t know any better ! You have been brainwashed !

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