Air Jordan 3 Release Dates

The first Air Jordan sneaker designed by Tinker Hatfield, the Air Jordan 3, was originally released in 1988. The AJ 3 marked the debut of the Jumpman logo, doing away with the original Wings logo on AJ 1 and AJ 2. It also featured visible Air and elephant print detailing. Made famous by Mars Blackmon, as well as the famous Free Throw Line Dunk, the Air Jordan 3 is arguably one of the most popular and iconic silhouettes of all time. Check out all the Air Jordan 3s, such as the White Cement, Black Cement, A Ma Maniere, Fear, and more here.

In 1988 the Air Jordan 3 made its debut. It was the first Jordan signature sneaker designed by the legend Tinker Hatfield. After the Air Jordan 1 and Air Jordan 2, Michael Jordan was unhappy and prepared to leave Nike for rival adidas. With all the pressure on Hatfield, he nailed his pitch to MJ for the AJ 3, and the rest is history.

Initially released in four colorways: White Cement, Black Cement, True Blue, and Fire Red, the Air Jordan 3 was the first Air Jordan to feature the Jumpman logo, a visible Air unit in the heel, and elephant print detailing. Cemented in history (literally and figuratively), some historical moments tied to this silhouette include Michael Jordan’s Free Throw Line Dunk in the 1988 NBA Dunk Contest and the Mars Blackmon ad campaign with legendary director Spike Lee.

Since 2001, we have seen the Air Jordan 3 Retro in various OG and new colorways, which we still see today. Collaborators including A Ma Maniere, SoleFly, fragment design, DJ Khaled, atmos, Justin Timberlake, and more have all been fortunate enough to design their own exclusive AJ 3. Some of them made it to retail, while others did not. Some new colorways have even ranked up there next to the OG’s, such as the UNC, Fire Red Unite, Doernbecher, and Seoul pairs. Thirty-plus years later, and the AJ 3 is still as iconic as ever.

Initially retailing for $100, the Air Jordan 3's retail price has increased through the years and now has a sticker price of $200 for men, $150 for GS, $90 for PS, and $75 for TD. Retail also increases depending on the colorway/release, occasionally up to $275. Find all the Jordan 3's past and present on Sole Retriever today!

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Air Jordan 3 Retro Georgia Peach (W)
April 27, 2024

Air Jordan 3 Retro Georgia Peach (W)

$200 CK9246-121

Air Jordan 3 Retro OG SP Nina Chanel Abney Bicoastal (W)
June 6, 2024

Air Jordan 3 Retro OG SP Nina Chanel Abney Bicoastal (W)

$225 FZ7974-300

Air Jordan 3 Retro OG A Ma Maniere (W)
July 18, 2024

Air Jordan 3 Retro OG A Ma Maniere (W)

$250 FZ4811-100

Air Jordan 3 Retro OG SP A Ma Maniere Black (W)
July 18, 2024

Air Jordan 3 Retro OG SP A Ma Maniere Black (W)

$250 FZ4811-001

Air Jordan 3 Retro TEX Dark Driftwood (W)
July 2024

Air Jordan 3 Retro TEX Dark Driftwood (W)

$200 HM4301-200

Air Jordan 3 Retro Cement Grey
August 31, 2024

Air Jordan 3 Retro Cement Grey

$200 CT8532-106

Air Jordan 3 Retro SE Moto (GS)
August 2024

Air Jordan 3 Retro SE Moto (GS)

$150 FV5437-001

Air Jordan 3 Retro Off Noir
2024

Air Jordan 3 Retro Off Noir

$200 CT8532-001

Air Jordan 3 Retro Wings (2024)
2024

Air Jordan 3 Retro Wings (2024)

$210 HM6993-100

Air Jordan 3 Retro Quai54 (2024)
2024

Air Jordan 3 Retro Quai54 (2024)

$210 FZ5649-100

Air Jordan 3 Retro Baroque Brown
2024

Air Jordan 3 Retro Baroque Brown

$200 CT8532-200

Air Jordan 3 Retro SP J. Balvin Solar Flare
2024

Air Jordan 3 Retro SP J. Balvin Solar Flare

$250 FN0344-001

Air Jordan 3 Retro White Red Stardust (GS)
March 28, 2024

Air Jordan 3 Retro White Red Stardust (GS)

$160 441140-100

Air Jordan 3 Retro Green Glow
March 16, 2024

Air Jordan 3 Retro Green Glow

$200 CT8532-031

Air Jordan 3 Retro Craft Ivory
February 3, 2024

Air Jordan 3 Retro Craft Ivory

$210 FJ9479-100

Air Jordan 3 Retro White Midnight Navy
December 16, 2023

Air Jordan 3 Retro White Midnight Navy

$200 CT8532-140

Air Jordan 3 Retro Doernbecher Hugo Covarrubias Molina (2023)
December 2, 2023

Air Jordan 3 Retro Doernbecher Hugo Covarrubias Molina (2023)

$210 FZ3030-919

Air Jordan 3 Retro Fear (2023)
November 25, 2023

Air Jordan 3 Retro Fear (2023)

$210 CT8532-080

Air Jordan 3 Retro Off Noir Cement (W)
November 15, 2023

Air Jordan 3 Retro Off Noir Cement (W)

$200 CK9246-001

Air Jordan 3 J. Balvin Medellin Sunset
September 23, 2023

Air Jordan 3 J. Balvin Medellin Sunset

$250 FN0344-901

Air Jordan 3 Retro Light Orewood Brown
July 29, 2023

Air Jordan 3 Retro Light Orewood Brown

$200 CT8532-102

Air Jordan 3 Retro Light Orewood Brown (TD)
July 29, 2023

Air Jordan 3 Retro Light Orewood Brown (TD)

$85 DM0968-102

Air Jordan 3 Retro Light Orewood Brown (GS)
July 29, 2023

Air Jordan 3 Retro Light Orewood Brown (GS)

$150 DM0967-102

Air Jordan 3 Retro Light Orewood Brown (PS)
July 29, 2023

Air Jordan 3 Retro Light Orewood Brown (PS)

$100 DM0966-102

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