You’d be hard-pressed to say “no” to Air Jordan Retro offerings set to be released this year. Besides, who doesn’t love cool-hued shoes from the Air Jordan’s most popular line? In the early part of 2021, Nike’s subsidiary Air Jordan released its nostalgic line of sneakers that debuted decades ago with the Air Jordan 1 Retro Neutral Grey. Not to be outdone, the Air Jordan 4 White Oreo & Jordan 3 lineage will offer its new eye candy – the Air Jordan 3 Retro in Racer Blue colorway.
Itching to get your beloved pair? You’d have to wait until mid-July 2021 to get your hands (and feet) on this model. In the meantime, let’s find out more about the Air Jordan 3 Retro Racer Blue and its fancy lineage.
What makes a pair of Air Jordan 3s special?
3 years after the release of its first shoe line in 1985, the company released its offering, the Air Jordan 3. Shoe designer Tinker Hatfield got rid of the “wings” icon and introduced the Jumpman logo—which shows His Airness Michael Jordan, spread-eagled and dunking a ball. For the first time in the history of this signature sneakers’ lines, the Air Jordan 3 also added the air and elephant print on each pair—the first product line to do so.
Where to Pre-order Air Jordan 3 Retro Racer Blue
If you’re itching to get a pair and want to be the first person on the waiting list, check the Air Jordan’s official company website. Watch out for announcements online or check Air Jordan 3 Retro “Racer Blue” available here. There are a host of online shops where you can pre-order your Air Jordan 3 Retro Racer Blue. But don’t expect the price to be cheap. You may see one which offers the pair for a heftier price of USD$240. Of course, it wouldn’t be available until after the release date in July.
Are there changes to the design of the Air Jordan 3 Racer Blue?
The set-to-be-released model is said to be somewhat similar to the collaborative design that the Fragment design x Air Jordan 3 came up with in 2019, minus the embossed alphanumeric codes on the side.
The model boasts of white, cement grey, black and racer blue color combinations. Its white leather base is never dull-looking, what with the addition of grey rubber outsole and black reflective elephant print.. The blue accents also make the overall look more interesting. The tongue features the embossed Jumpman logo. But the iconic logo is not only prominently displayed on the front side of the pair. The heels also reflect the silhouette of His Airness’ dunking form.
Air Jordan 3 Retro Racer Blue completes its clean look with the inclusion of crisp white shoe laces. And, true to its commitment to balance form, function and style, this model also features a padding that provides ample support on the ankles. Whether you’re using your kicks on the streets or inside the court; during the summer or in the winter, you’ll look like a winner.
Air Jordan 3 Retro Racer Blue Release Details and Price
The model, also known for its style code number CT8532-145, which is set to be released on July 10, 2021, as stated above, is apparently going to be released at USD$190.
You’d be happy to know that you can match your kid, as the model will be released in a grade school size as well.
When were the first Air Jordan 3 Retro models offered?
Basketball legend Michael Jordan first retired from the National Basketball Association (NBA) in October 1993. As a tribute, the company first offered its Air Jordan (AJ) 1, 2 and 3 Retros, but limited strictly to two colorways per model. These short-lived limited offers ended with AJ 3, as the basketball superstar returned to the professional league soon after.
How did the Air Jordan 3 Retro models evolve?
As one of the most sought-after lineups in the history of the company, Air Jordan 3 Retro models were placed on shelves again in 2001. Three colorways were offered within five months of the said year. Additionally, the line’s OG cement and black colorway was the last model to carry the Nike Air branding. Inversely, the True Blue colorway was the first iteration to get the iconic Jumpman logo to take its place.
Two years later, an Air Jordan white cement and grey colorway was released in limited quantities. In 2007, seven colorways of the Air Jordan 3 Retro models were released, which included the first release of the literally fiery, Fire Red edition. And, in a rare offer, a women’s deluxe colorway model was also sold for die-hard fans who prefer to snag shoes with a feminine touch.
European patrons of these signature sneakers in 2009 rushed to the stores to get their hands on the Air Jordan 3 True Blue collection which was not offered elsewhere in the world, including the United States. In 2010, the company released its first-ever translucent outsole.
If you’re hoping to channel Michael Jordan’s talent or simply wish to treat yourself to some new, fresh kicks, you may want to keep your eyes peeled for when the Air Jordan 3 Retro Racer Blue sneakers are released to the market.