The Air Jordan 3 Retro “Sport Blue” takes one of the most iconic colorways and flips it to fit with the other side of the track. The Black Cement Jordan 3 is, to many, is the greatest sneaker of all time. The design was first introduced in 1988 and came from the mind of the most famous sneaker designer, Tinker Hatfield. Over 25 years later, a royal blue variation of the black based Air Jordan 3 finally made its way to retail shelves. While the purists will still hold out for an OG colorway, the 2014 release of the “Sport Blue” Jordan 3 had just enough of the traditional AJ3 elements to sell through.
A black upper, contrasted with the grey and black Elephant Print design that has become one of the most important design elements in sneaker history, and this AJ3 is on its way. A translucent blue outsole, Sport Blue inner lining and midsole that is also half-wrapped in matching blue tied the design together. Sneakerheads might have shunned the colorway at first but that didn’t stop the Sport Blue AJ3 from finding its way onto the feet of celebrities like Jay-Z, Freddie Gibbs, DJ Khaled and countless others. What makes the Jordan 3 Retro “Sport Blue” colorway legit is that if it were to have been released during MJ’s Wizards days, he’d have definitely worn a pair on court