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Where To Buy The Air Jordan 3 Desert Elephant

Air Jordan 3 Retro Desert Elephant (men & GS)
Air Jordan 3 Retro Desert Elephant (men & GS)

As the first Jordan silhouette designed by Tinker Hatfield, the Air Jordan 3 is often credited with saving the partnership between Nike and Jordan. With plenty of iconic colorways blessing the silhouette, the latest AJ 3 gets a slight redesign.

The Air Jordan 3 "Desert Elephant" gets dressed in a similar color blocking to the infamous “Black Cement” pair with a black tumbled leather taking over the majority of the upper while grey suede hits appear on the tongue, eyestay, collar, and sockliner. Around the toe and heel, your usual grey elephant print is reworked to feature a tan, almost cork-like overlay. Orange accents are present on the Jumpman logo atop the tongue and the bottommost eyelets. Back on the heel, a black Jumpman logo takes over the heel tab. Underfoot, a sail midsole gets paired with a grey and orange rubber outsole.

The Air Jordan 3 Retro Desert Elephant is slated to release on July 30th, 2022. Coming in men’s and grade school sizing, the retail price for men’s pairs is set at $200. Follow along as we break down everything you need to know about the release and everywhere that you can buy the Air Jordan 3 Desert Elephant for retail.

Air Jordan 3 Retro "Desert Elephant"

Color: Black/Rush Orange-Fossil Stone-Sail
Style Code: CT8523-008
Release Date: 07/30/2022
Price: $200 (men); $150 (GS)

Image via Nike


The Air Jordan 3 Desert Elephant is loaded up on the Nike SNKRS app for a release on July 30th at 10 AM EST through their draw system. Once the draw begins, enter the raffle and after approximately 10 minutes Nike will select winners. We do recommend that you download the app (QR code below) and set up your shipping/billing information prior to the drop for a stress-free SNKRS experience.

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Nike SNKRS Mobile App QR Code
Nike SNKRS Mobile App QR Code

Air Jordan 3 Desert Elephant Raffle Guide

Retailers worldwide have begun opening their raffles for the AJ 3 Desert Elephant with footsites such as Footlocker and Champs hosting both their in-store pickup and ship-to-me options in their respective apps. Boutiques in the EU include SNS, END, SVD, and more while the US has the typical Social Status, A Ma Maniere, and APB Store raffles, though there are almost 20 raffles currently available. Want to see every available raffle? Check out our raffle guide, which makes it easy to filter and find raffles that you're eligible to enter. To increase your chances of winning raffles for the Air Jordan 3 Desert Elephant, enter all raffles that you are eligible for.

Check our raffle guide regularly as it updates all the time or for convenience, download our mobile app to be instantly alerted when a new raffle starts.

Air Jordan 3 Desert Elephant Raffle Guide
Air Jordan 3 Desert Elephant Raffle Guide

Raffles to enter for the Air Jordan 3 Desert Elephant - (updated regularly)

Sites releasing the Air Jordan 3 Desert Elephant

Considering this is a GR Jordan release, footsites including FinishLine, JD Sports, Champs, and more will release pairs through FCFS on the morning of July 30th. Boutiques such as Kith, Undefeated, Packer Shoes, and more may have an online release as well. For updates in real-time on releases, give us a follow on Twitter and download the Sole Retriever mobile app.

To optimize your chances of taking a W in the event of a FCFS release, we suggest using Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Shop Pay. Be sure to create your payment profiles and create accounts on sites requiring pre-registration before checkout.

Air Jordan 3 Desert Elephant Release Guide
Air Jordan 3 Desert Elephant Release Guide

List of releases for the Air Jordan 3 Desert Elephant - (updated regularly)

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