We know that Jordan Brand has pretty much burned a hole in your pocket from the beginning of 2012 to the very end of it - but 2013 is going to be so much worse. Or better, depending on your perspective.
For many sneaker lovers, whose obsession began over a decade ago and the word "retro" wasn't in your vocabulary, 2013 will be especially special for you. Why you might ask? Because Jordan Brand came to their senses and put the glorious "Nike Air" back on the heel plate and insole of the "white cement" Air Jordan III for what is being called the '88 Retro.
For many sneaker collectors, this may not mean much. Some of you may not even understand what the big deal is, but to many it's the biggest news in sneakers thus far this year. When Jordan Brand originally began replacing the Nike Air with a Jumpman logo, many collectors were not too thrilled about it. There were people who passed on getting the re-release of their favorite shoes because they figured it may just be a phase and they would eventually bring back the Nike Air. Turns out that phase took about a decade, but it's officially over. We're seeing Air Jordan 1s with the Nike Air on the tongue again, but the heel plate on the Air Jordan III is the nostalgic "meat & potatoes."
Some might be a little peeved that the "white cement" Air Jordan III was just re-released in 2011 with the Jumpman logo and this one is coming out in February of 2013, but we're sure it won't be a problem for the true lovers of the Air Jordan legacy. Take a look at the pictures of The Air Jordan III "88 Retro" in the gallery above.
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