Seems that archive models are all the rage lately these past few months, with the release of the ‘Satin Shattered Backboard’ Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 11 ‘Concord,’ and Air Jordan 3 Black/Cement all having rereleases this year. While this colourway of the Air Jordan 3 may not be a direct descendant from any archive model, it does however, take inspiration from it.
The shoe mostly gets its inspiration from the 1988 charity All-Star game held in L.A, where Michael Jordan scored 54 points in that match. The shoe is mostly featured in off-white sail colourway with grey elephant print on the mudguard and toe box. The ‘Fire Red’ colour blocking is also a direct influence from the jersey M.J wore during the game accompanied with blue accents and detailing. M.J’s signature is present on the left tongue, and star printed liner adorns the inside of the shoe.
An interesting remix of a beloved classic that’s not too botched nor too bland. The Air Jordan 3 ‘International Flight’ releases on Nike on Friday, 13th of July at 9AM local time. Would you cop?