The Air Jordan shoe was first released in Australia in 1985, but it really wasn’t until the Jordan 3’s dropped did the signature shoe line take flight.
In many respects, this now iconic sneaker was a first in performance footwear. The Jordan 3 was the very first Air Jordan shoe by legendary shoe designer Tinker Hatfield gracing the feet of Michael Jordan in the 1987-88 season.
Jordan shoes originally arrived in both high and low-top designs, however the 3 was the first unique mid-cut design giving greater flexibility than high-tops, while providing the ankle support required to play basketball at the highest level.
Undoubtedly, the most notable addition to the Jordan 3 shoe was the creation and branding of the now famous Jumpman logo.
Tinker Hatfield came about designing this shoe deriving inspiration from luxury handbags, by creating a dimple almost skin like effect, addition of the toe cap, eye-stays and an elephant print heel accent. The Air Jordan 3 has gone on to inspire many other shoe designs, clothing, and accessories that highlight these most recognisable features.
Popular Australian Colourways
What Michael Jordan accomplished in the Air Jordan 3’s cemented the brands authority as a true basketball performance footwear leader by going to achieve one of the most dominant individual NBA performance in history taking home the following trophies in the 1987/88 season
• Most Valuable Player
• Slam dunk contest champion
• League scoring title
• Defensive player of the year
• League leader in steals
• NBA All-Star
• NBA All-Star MVP
While Michael Jordan did not take home a championship trophy for Chicago Bulls that season, he will an truly made up that that later in his career by becoming the most influential and dynamic player in league history.
Retro Air Jordan 3 Release
The Air Jordan 3 was first re-released in Australia in 1994 in just two colourways following the initial retirement of Michael Jordan after the 1993 season to follow another dream of playing professional baseball. Since then the Air Jordan brand has intermittently released retro version of the Jordan 3, however only limited numbers are created which usually sell out within days.
Where To Buy Jordan 3’s in Australia
Air Jordan 3 shoes are one of the most sought after designs within Air Jordan range, so it is important to be aware of their release dates so you can get in and purchase early before they sell out.
If you live in the country or outside of a major city such as Melbourne or Sydney, you will find it near impossible to find a pair locally. You may need to jump a train to the big smoke or better yet buy online.
If you want to be notified of when any Jordan shoes get released we highly recommend you follow one of our social media channels such as our Facebook page to receive notifications of when these shoes drop in Australia.
If you prefer to buy online the best places to go and buy Jordan 3’s in Australia would be directly from the Nike Online store or here at Jump Street. Some other stores worth checking out would be Kicks 101 and Culture Kings.
However, if you really lover your AJ3’s and want something a little different then you can’t go past Stadium Goods, they can be pricy but stock some real rare and funky gear you just won’t come across in Aus.
Browse our range of AJ3’s here.