The Air Jordan 3 Retro '88 launches tomorrow at 4:51pm EST. Twitter link only. No calls.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. – William Blake
February 6, 1988. A chilly winter day gave way to an electric atmosphere inside the Chicago stadium during the annual competition celebrating basketball’s best. Coming off of a victory in a 1987 slam dunk championship, Michael Jordan took the floor looking to defend his title in a crisp pair of Air Jordan 3 White/Black-Cement.
Featuring full-grain leather uppers, a visible Nike Air unit and the unmistakable elephant print, the Air Jordan 3 was destined to become a classic. The legend of the shoe grew that night as MJ showcased vicious dunks and aerial artistry while demonstrating some serious—very serious—hang time.
Jordan punctuated the end of the contest with a dunk for the ages. Sprinting across the floor, Jordan took off from the free throw line and elevated at 3:51 pm local time. Frozen in time, the image of Jordan soaring through the air would be cemented in dunk contest lore.
A 50-point perfect score was awarded, and—with the trophy raised above his head and Air Jordan 3s on his feet—Michael Jordan was met with a standing ovation from the home crowd. Now your chance to own the legendary Air Jordan 3 is coming. Releasing on Nike.com February 6, 2013 at 4:51pm EST, relive the moment that is forever frozen in time.
Air Jordan 3 Retro ’88
Sizes: 8-12, 13, 14
Limit 1 per customer