Jordan Brand has premiered a new Air Jordan 3 “Blue Cement,” a color-flipped take on one of the most iconic Air Jordans of all time. Using the signature accents of the beloved AJ3 “Black Cement” — a shoe that last released in 2018 — the “Blue Cement” differentiates itself by swapping its powerful predecessor’s black base for a bright, sporty blue shade.
Although the base color has indeed been shifted from black to blue, the tumbled leather construction remains intact. This primary shade and build is contrasted by perforated grey leather on the collar and around the eyestays, while the tongue opts for a smooth grey leather and trim is split between blue and grey. Tinker Hatfield‘s famous elephant print, a pattern that debuted on the AJ3 in 1988, appears on heel and toe alike for a signature detail.
Branding is handled by a blue Jumpman logo on the tongue and a white Air Jordan graphic on the heel, as traditional Nike Air embellishments are typically reserved for the model’s OG colorways. Black laces tie the uppers together, and two-tone midsoles/outsoles finalize the look. This isn’t the first time “Black Cement” has been used as inspiration in 2020: an Air Jordan 3 “Red Cement” debuted as part of the Jumpman’s NBA All-Star Weekend releases in February.
The Air Jordan 3 “Blue Cement” is set to release at Nike SNKRS Korea come June 25, and is priced at $190 USD. A Western release is likely to follow shortly thereafter.
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