You know they look good—so where are you going to show ’em off? At the stadium, watching your favourite team? Going for a stroll with your sweetheart? Graduating with first-class honours? Wherever you debut this fresh AJ3, the regal combo of True Blue with Metallic Copper and elephant-print accents is bound to turn heads.

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Air Jordan is back for the summer season with an original ‘88 spec. This 3 Retro style is dubbed “Wizards”, originally designed in 2001, it’s an homage to the Washington basketball team from the late 90s. Given the “True Blue” colourway it’s similar to the original with the same cool tones in the blue detailing. The Elephant Print came from Tinker’s desire to make the sneakers more luxurious and is featured throughout the year’s releases. The white grained leather upper creates a more sleek and minimalist look before the shocks of blue and Elephant.


Leather Uppers
Leather Overlays
Textile Lining
Tongue Branding
Rubber Outsole
Style Code: CT8532-148

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ALTHOUGH MICHAEL JORDAN’S STINT WITH THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS DIDN’T PRODUCE HIS MOST LEGENDARY BASKETBALL, THE HEAT COMING FROM JORDAN BRAND CERTAINLY DIDN’T DWINDLE IN THAT ERA. THIS RENDITION OF THE AJ3 ORIGINALLY DEBUTED IN 2001 AND TOOK DIRECT INSPIRATION FROM THE WIZARDS’ ICONIC COLORS FROM THE TIME: A MIX OF WHITE, BLUE, AND COPPER.


ALTHOUGH THE SILHOUETTE IS PRIMARILY CONSTRUCTED FROM WHITE LEATHER, THE ACCENTING IS EXTREMELY PROMINENT WITH GOLD DRESSING THE EYELETS AND JUMPMAN LOGO AND A RICH BLUE ON THE MIDSOLE AND LINING. HOWEVER, WHAT TIES THE COLOR SCHEME TOGETHER IS THE GREY CEMENT FINISHES ACROSS THE TOE CAP, THE HEEL COUNTER, AND PROFILE PANELING.

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The Air Jordan 3 Retro “True Blue & Copper” recently released through Jordan Brand dealers. If you missed out on getting the sneaker at retail, END currently has the sneaker available through its Launches platform with a release date set for the 20th of May.

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