The Air Jordan III is one of a handful of models that is heralded as a timeless classic amongst the signature Air Jordan collection. Designed by Tinker Hatfield in 1988, the silhouette became an instant hit with its exposed air bag – for the first time – and the addition of elephant print.
What Michael Jordan did whilst wearing the shoe is what made the Air Jordan III a favoured and iconic model. With MJ’s second slam dunk contest win, this time wearing AJ III White Cements, came an inspiring and memorable image of flight. And with it, another icon is born — the Jumpman. Here, and with the help of his MVP nomination and a certain Mars Blackmon, Michael Jordan and his sleek footwear are shuttled to fame.
Over the years, the Air Jordan III has seen many colourways from OG to updated iterations and Jordan Brand are back with yet another, bordering on the wild side of things.
Whilst Tinker Hatfield elevated the trend of putting animal-inspired prints on footwear, this latest release epitomises the idea. With multiple animals represented and a faux-fur texture applied to the upper, this Animal Instinct edition of the AJIII takes that legacy to a whole new level. Sat on top of a black and white midsole, This edition also marks a rare appearance of a gum rubber bottom applied to an AJIII.
The Air Jordan III ‘Animal Instinct’ is now SOLD OUT.