The highly anticipated arrival of the Air Jordan III is amongst us. Appropriately labeled the “Black Cements”, this colorway has been sought after since its previous release in the CDP package (with the XXs) in 2008.
These are without question the most hyped release of November, and possibly the year rivaling the “Concord” XIs. There was some controversy early on when samples leaked of the IIIs sporting a nubuck upper. Sneakerheads were later relieved to see that the release will feature the traditional leather build.
With that said, the upper will rock a glossy black leather look with more of a tumbled leather up top and a smooth leather wrapping around the lower portion.
Cement grey graces of the tongue, inner liner, and mid-eyestay, while the classic elephant print material wraps around the toe box and heel. Varsity Red accents the lower eyelets, tongue Jumpman, and inner tongue padding.
The midsole is majority white, with black falling under the heel elephant print while white also highlights the rear Jumpman branding. Finally, the rubber outsole is mostly cement grey with touches of white and red.
These drop on Black Friday, November 25, 2011. The retail is set at $160, but in my opinion these joints are worth every penny. Might have to camp out for ‘em but once you get these you won’t forget this 2011 Black (Cement) Friday!
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