When it comes to the history of Jordan Brand, it’s hard to pick out influential moments for the Jumpman because there are so many to choose from. You may think that everything revolves around what Mike did on the hardwood, but if you look at the cultural moments that have involved MJ or even a pair of Jordan’s you may be hard pressed to pick. The Air Jordan Retro 3 has become a sneakerhead favorite over the years after MJ debuted them back in 1988. Like JB did last year with the Fly ’89 being inspired by the Air Jordan 4, they’re doing the same thing this year with the Air Jordan Zoom Tenacity ’88.
Earlier this year, Jordan had everyone going crazy during NBA All-Star weekend as they tried to get their hands on the ever-popular Air Jordan Retro 3 ‘Black Cement’. Justin Timberlake debuted this sneaker back in the beginning of March and had people wondering what was going on with this sneaker. Now, if you don’t want to beat you BC 3s up too much, you can grab a pair of these Zoom Tenacity ’88s and give your rotation a little relief. Along with the aforementioned ‘Black Cement’ style, the Air Jordan 3’s ‘True Blue’ colorway also makes its way to the Zoom Tenacity ’88 with all of its signature details intact. Aside from the obvious runner shape and modern materials, these two styles do an impressive job of mimicking their inspirations, right down to a revamped heel logo, which reads “RUN” instead of “AIR” underneath the Jumpman.