The most anticipated Jordan sneaker, and sneaker in general, of 2011 is approaching us. Sneakerheads and average joes have been buzzing about the upcoming release since the leaked images and details this past Summer. Other than the DMP (Defining Moments Pack) XIs that were slightly varied with gold, the Concords haven’t been seen since Y2K. Which makes the hype even stronger. Jordan has stayed true to the trend of dropping a pair of XIs near the holiday for the past three years now, and rumor has it he won’t stop by supposedly releasing the Columbia XIs for the 2012 holiday. Continue reading
The final Air Jordan III release of 2011 is set to hit select retailers a week after the craziness of Black Cement Friday.
The “Flips” are a reversal of the traditional layout of the Jordan III, making the elephant print the predominate feature on the majority of the shoe. These will be the “yin” to the White Flip III’s “yang” which released in 2007.
The upper consists of the iconic elephant print in a smooth black, while the toe and heel take the opposite role with a black tumbled leather. The midsole is all black with the newly acquired glossy look throughout, with the classic Max Air pocket.
Black leather accents the backdrop of the eyestays, ankle collar, and tongue with perforations and also the inner lining giving it a premiere feel. Metallic Silver works the rubber outsole, as well as the tongue and heel Jumpman branding for the finishing touches.
These are set to drop December 3rd, 2011 at a retail price of $175 much like the Black History Month IIIs seen earlier this year.
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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