Celebrating one of Michael Jordan’s many victories against the New York Knicks, Jordan has revealed the latest Air Jordan 3 Retro. Coming as part of the ‘Rivals’ pack, these sneakers are dressed in a striking, Knicks-inspired colourway.
Alongside a fire line-up of Jordan sneakers, DJ Khaled first revealed the Knicks colourway at the start of August over on his Instagram. After a long wait for sneakerheads, the Air Jordan 3 Retro will be landing at JD 21.09.19.
The Virus Game
The latest drop from Jordan is inspired by the notorious rivalry between the Chicago Bulls and the New York Knicks. Throughout the ‘90s when each team competed in the playoffs, Jordan took huge pleasure in dominating the Knicks. One of their most iconic games actually took place in ’88 a.k.a. ‘The Virus Game’.
Before the game, MJ had contracted a stomach virus. Not letting it slow him down, Jordan went on to play, scoring 47 points for his team – leading to another victory over the Knicks.
Air Jordan 3 Retro – The Design
In a fresh white colourway, the AJ3 is built with a premium, tumbled leather upper. Paying homage to the Knicks, they rep hits of Old Royal and University Orange to the tongue, collar, eyelets and midsole. Keeping with the bold aesthetic, these trainers are equipped with Jordan’s signature elephant print, which sits across overlays to the heel and forefoot.
Underfoot, they’re sat on a lightweight foam midsole, which comes with Nike’s legendary Air-sole cushioning for comfort you can see as well as feel.
To finish up, these Jordans sport the legendary Jumpman logo to the tongue and heel, but one of the most interesting details sits hidden on the inside…Sitting behind the tongue, they feature ‘04.08.88’, the date of the iconic ‘Virus Game’.
Wanna cop? Stay locked in for launch, 21.09.19. ?