When he was off the court, Michael Jordan regularly rotated Nike’s best footwear on a frequent basis. In 1987, right at the time of the release of several iconic Nike shoes, MJ favorited the Air Trainer 1 ‘Chlorophyll’ on a regular basis. Like we saw on the Air Jordan Retro 6 that was released back at the beginning of October, the colorway was inspired by some of Tinkers most famous works that were personal favorites of none other than Michael Jordan himself. Tinker Hatfield’s game-changing Nike Trainer 1, which revolutionized cross-training, introduced the world to Chlorophyll color schemes in 1988.
This next release of the upcoming Air Jordan Retro 3 pays homage to that connection as well as the architect behind the shoes, Tinker Hatfield. It takes on the original color palette of White, Grey, Black, and Chlorophyll Green to achieve that Trainer 1 aesthetic, and given that both silhouettes share the same year of release, the crossover works rather seamlessly. This retro features a Light Grey upper with Black elephant print overlays and is complimented with Green accents that really make the sneaker pop. The highlighting chlorophyll accents are used for the hang tag, lower and upper eyelets, as well as the lining behind to tongue, while a grey outsole tops it all off. If you’re a lover of the Jordan 3 or Air Trainer 1 then you’re going to want to add these to your rotation.