Nike continues Air Jordan III push with Tinker Hatfield inspired designs


February and March are set to be big months for Nike fans as the company releases more details on upcoming colorways of the Air Jordan III. The classic silhouette is seeing new colors and designs reminiscent of the sneaker’s original sketches.

About the Air Jordan III

Designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield, the Air Jordan III was the first pair of Air Jordans to sport a visible airbag in the sole. Original sketches contained the iconic Nike swoosh along the side, but that was scrapped for a more straightforward design. The original sneaker’s elephant print design helped it stand out from past Air Jordan releases.

Air Jordan III ‘JTH’: eBay | StadiumGoods | FlightClub

If you blinked, you might’ve missed the ‘JTH’ colorway that dropped during Super Bowl 52. Performing during the half-time show in his custom Stella McCartney suit, Justin Timberlake also appeared to be wearing a yet-to-be-released colorway. The quickly sold-out Air Jordan III JTH includes a large white Nike Swoosh on the side in white.

The surprise release had a lot of would-be fans missing out, but pairs have already begun popping up on resale markets.

February 14 Air Jordan III ‘Free Throw Line’: $200

Thirty years after the famous 1988 Slam Dunk Contest, the Air Jordan III is back in a Michael Jordan inspired design. The ‘Free Throw Line’ colorway’s claim to fame is the new icy blue sole. A red stripe on the bottom of the sneaker represents the free throw line that MJ launched himself off of into history.

February 17 Air Jordan III ‘Black Cement’:  $200

The ‘Black Cement’ colorway is a legendary classic from the Air Jordan III line. Coming back February 17th, this colorway is a showstopper with its black side panels and grey elephant prints.

March 24 Air Jordan III ‘Tinker’: $200

The highly-anticipated Air Jordan III ‘Tinker’ colorway is Tinker’s original sketch design brought to life. The Swoosh is prominently adorned along the shoe. Elephant print lines the sneaker in a dark black, and Hatfield’s signature lines the sneaker’s tongue.

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