Today is a great day for Air Jordan 3 fans. The much coveted Air Jordan 3 ’88 Retro gets a restock and the Air Jordan 3 “Fire Red” colorway will be dropping in August.
As for the Air Jordan 3 Retro ’88, they will drop on Saturday, May 25 at Footlocker.com and Finishline.com in the “White Cement” colorway (Note: We’re still keeping the faith for a “Black Cement” drop). You already know the story (they’re the shoes Air Jordan took off from the free throw line in to win the 1988 NBA Slam Dunk Contest). The are the closest you will get those shoes (unless you like wearing museum worth pieces) since the “Nike Air” logo replaces the usual “Jumpman” branding. They will be available online only starting at 8 a.m. and will be $200 in adult sizes and $125 if you’re looking out for the little kids in your life.
Now the Air Jordan 3 in the “Fire Red” make up were the only OG version not to get a Retro release in 2011. These will be dropping on August 3, reports Sole Collector, with a full size run and are guaranteed to sell out in the hour despite the $160 price tag. These sport a darker cement print than the other version of the same model and the gray near the laces almost makes them stand out. Best of luck landing a pair of either of these.
Jordan Brand is making it extremely difficult for any discerning sneakerhead to save their money. There are two fresh OG colorways of Michael Jordan‘s signature kicks getting retro releases; the Air Jordan 8 (aka “Bugs Bunny” or “Hare”) and the Air Jordan 13 (aka “He Got Game“). The Air Jordan 8 in the Bugs Bunny colorway (called so because cartoon character also known as “Hare Jordan” was rocking them in Space Jam ads) drops on April 20. The actual official colorway is denoted as White/Hyper Blue-True Red-Flint Grey and they will cost you $160. The shoe featured the criss-crossing straps that made the shoe stand out from the pack. The Air Jordan 13 drops sooner, on March 16. The “He Got Game” moniker is thanks to Denzel Washington rocking them in the Spike Lee directed He Got Game. Standout elements of the shoes design include the holographic “eye” near the heal, the leather upper and all around classy look of the sneaker. Expect both of these kicks to jam webpage servers as people try lock down their own pair.
Nate Robinson stunted on every sneaker head in the world. The Bulls point guard hit the court rocking a pair of Nike Air Yeezy 2s. Robinson started the game against the Los Angelese Spurs wearing the black and solar red colorway of Kanye West’s signature shoe, but he didn’t keep them on them for long though. By the start of the 2nd quarter, he switched kicks in favor of a pair of white and red Air Jordan 12 retros. The Bulls were also rocking a special Latino themed jerseys that switched out the “Bulls” lettering for “Los Bulls.” Actually, “Los Toros” would be more accurate, but that wasn’t our call. Most civilians wouldn’t dare rock their Yeezy’s 2 to hoop in considering it sold at retail for $250 and quickly sold out. You can be find a pair at Flight Club for a resale price of almost $3,000 or head on over to eBay and drop about $2,000 for a pair. Last year, Robinson was seen playing ball in a pair of Yeezy 2s in the platinum and wolf grey colorway in one of his State of Nate videos, but it was outdoors and not an NBA court. Check out photos of Robinson in the Air Yeezy 2s, and his J’s, in the gallery. Oh, and if you care, San Antonio beat Chicago 101 to 83.
Michael Jordan will be 50 years old on February 17 and the tributes are starting to roll in. Sports Illustrated has placed the NBA Hall of Famer on their latest cover.The cover photo is a pic of the famous free throw line dunk that won His Airness the 1988 NBA Slam Dunk contest with a big graphic of the number “50″ surrounding him. It’s the February 18 issue and coincidentally it is his 50th time Jordan is gracing the front of the sports magazine (“Convenient how the works,” reads the cover line). The cover story is written by Phil Taylor and chronicles MJ’s influence and there is also an oral history of the aforementioned dunk and a look at all the SI covers #23 has appeared on.ESPN’s Sportcenter recently hooked up a short documentary titled “Gotta Be The Shoes” that examines Jordan’s worldwide popularity, which continues to this day, and its connection to his Air Jordan signature sneakers.Peep some of our favorite Michael Jordan Sports Illustrated covers—no coincidence he’s usually rocking a crispy pair of classic Air Jordans (and even a pair of Converse)—in the gallery. Also, be sure to peep the Swimsuit Issue right here, too.
Air Jordan 3′s with a Nike Swoosh logo on the side? That’s what you’ll see if you pay attention to ’Gotta Be The Shoes,’ a special ESPN’s SportsCenter put together to honor the 50th birthday of Michael Jordan, and his signature sneakers. ”You can’t live forever, or can you?,” asks the narrator. The statement alludes to the Nike Air Jordan shoes which still sell out on the regular despite its namesake being long retired from the game. The video focuses on how MJ’s endorsement deal and signature kicks have been instrumental in making him such an iconic athlete; besides six NBA titles, six Finals MVP awards, 10 scoring titles and a spot in the NBA Hall of Fame.
“If purchasing that little logo, gives you a little bit of help to get better grades, to be a better person, to be a great athlete, then sign me up for it,” says Howard “H” White, VP of Sports Marketing at Jordan Brand, in the video. “Cause really for me that’s what Michaal Jordan exudes.” Tinker Hatfield—VP of Innovation & Design at Nike (nice title)— designer of classic Air Jordan models including the III, IV and the most recent XX8 is also featured as are some image of the III sporting a “Nike” and “Swoosh” on the side. Shout out Flight Club whose sneaker laced walls are featured throughout the clip. Air Jordan’s birthday is February 17. Watch ‘Its Gotta Be The Shoes’ below.
Jordan Brand brings us another strong year of quality re-releases due to the fan’s demands. For early 2013, Jordan brand decided to bring back the infamous 2006 Air Jordan “Lightning” IV’s, one of the most vibrant retro colorways ever released. The lightning IV’s keep to the original 2006 version, going with the classic bright-yellow upper with hints of black and a white sole.The 2013 “Lightning” Air Jordan IV makes it’s return March 2nd, at all sneakers retailers worldwide and also online.
Even though Michael Jordan has been retired from the NBA for nearly 10 years the demand for his legendary shoes still hit a fever pitch every time a new pair is released. Not to mention that these are shoes that were originally released before many of the recipients were born or were in diapers. For some folks in Alabama, even getting pepper sprayed wasn’t enough to make them get off line to purchase a pair of Air Jordan XI a.k.a “Space Jams”. Those came out in 1996. I’m not taking pepper spray in the face for some 16 year old kicks. But that’s just me. via:hiphopdx
Authorities in Hunstville, Alabama used pepper spray on an “unruly” crowd gathered at the Madison Square Mall since it closed the previous day. The police only sprayed the general area, not a specific person, since those who were fighting had dispersed by the time of their arrival on the scene. Ironically, reportedly those lined up weren’t even waiting for the kicks. They were waiting for 36 wristbands that allowed them to cop the shoes.
Although medical assistance was being offered to those affected by the pepper spray, everyone refused treatment for fear of losing their place in line. The Air Jordan XI costs $185. Despite Jordan Brand reportedly making 500,000 pairs of the shoes available worldwide, that significant supply is still not enough to meet the shoe’s high demand.