By introducing elephant print to the world, Tinker Hatfield and his Air Jordan 3 forever altered the use of animal-inspired prints on sneakers. This cold-blooded take on the silhouette extends that concept to craft a reptile-heavy aesthetic taking after MJ’s fierce competitive instincts. Scaly textures cover the entirety of the shoe’s upper, recalling snakeskin and gator, along with remixed elephant print on the heel in gorge green. Splashes of varsity red and maize brighten the sole, tongue, eyestays and heel.
This summer special celebrates the 30th anniversary of the legendary AJ5 silhouette by combining the shoe’s three OG colorways onto a single form: Fire Red, Metallic Silver, and Grape Ice. But rather than trying to out-compete each other, notice how the blacked-out suede upper harmonizes these colorways on the shoe’s signature design elements, like the padded tongue and "shark-teeth" midsole lines. In the way that great teams work together, these OG colors combine to create a whole new look that sets it apart from its predecessors. ONE PER ORDER, MULTIPLE ORDERS WILL BE CANCELLED!