After more than a year-long production hiatus, this year’s Cyber Monday is scheduled to mark the highly-anticipated return of the Air Jordan 3. Back in 2013, during a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook had been laced up in an “Oklahoma City Thunder” PE iteration of the Air Jordan 3 on the court. That had been the only time that Russell had rocked that Air Jordan 3 PE and it was the last time it was ever seen. Most of the Air Jordan 3 colorways arriving in 2016 will be adult-sized, but apparently Jordan Brand intends to drop a GS-exclusive too.
Until recently, Russell Westbrook’s Air Jordan 3 “Oklahoma City Thunder” PE had indeed not been seen ever since 2013. However, Anthony Jordan recently posted some very detailed photos of the sneaker on his Instagram account (@ace_lace). This Air Jordan 3 PE rendition had obviously been inspired by the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team Russell Westbrook plays for. Hence, its uppers are obviously dressed in a combination of Black, Blue, Orange and Yellow, which are among the team’s official colors. Of course, the Black- and Grey-colored signature elephant print overlay are featured ankles and heels. This sneaker had been a “friends and family” release, with only 10 pairs produced.
Fortunately, this will not be the case with the upcoming colorway of the model that will be among October 2016’s Jordan release exclusively for small-footed sneakerheads. The uppers of this sneaker appear to be predominantly dressed up in a Dark Purple Dust hue. Along with the signature elephant print overlays, Atomic Pink- and Blue Cap-colored detailing can also be spotted throughout. Furthermore, the eyelets are covered in Pink, while this sneaker is also equipped with clean White midsoles and Purple Dust-colored outsoles.
Many adult sneakerheads are probably wishing they could grab a pair of this colorway too, but they will obviously not be able to fit into it. It is being reported that this Air Jordan 3 GS iteration will the shelves at select Jordan Brand and Nike retailers, and will retail at a price of $140.
Air Jordan 3 GS Purple Dust
Color: Dark Purple Dust/Atomic Pink-Blue Cap
Release Date: October 29th, 2016
4411400-506 | $140