The Air Jordan 3 “Katrina” was originally auctioned exclusively on eBay as a charity endeavor by Jordan Brand to raise money, following the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina that year. Alternately also referred to as the “Fire Red” colorway, it was never officially released on a wider scale. Back in 2014, rumors began circulating that a slight variation of the sneaker would be hitting the shelves on March 8th that year, which later turned out to be false. Now that it is actually joining this year’s Air Jordan releases 2018, Jordan Brand and Sneaker Politics hosted a block party, which included an limited early release of the sneaker.
As mentioned, Jordan Brand and Sneaker Politics celebrated the highly anticipated, upcoming retail debut of the Air Jordan 3 “Katrina” with a block party that took place on April 28th, 2018. Sneaker Politics even published a teaser poster earlier last month. The block party lasted from 11 AM to 11 PM CST at the Sneaker Politics location on 216 Chartres Street in New Orleans. In addition to the presence of DJ Digital, several hip hop artists performed live at the party, including Bun B, Juvenile, Neno Calvin and Pell. Entry into the event was free and the first 100 guests who arrived received a free basketball.
Of course, the highlight of the Jordan Brand x Sneaker Politics block party was that the Air Jordan 3 “Katrina” was up for grabs earlier than its scheduled release among this month’s Air Jordan releases 2018. The sneaker was available in men’s 8-14 sizes and BG 4Y-7Y sizes. Other accessories were also available, including a t-shirt that retailed at a price of $35. In addition to the block party, Jordan Brand is also celebrating the release by providing 10 lucky local graduating high-school seniors in New Orleans with scholarships via the Jordan Wings program.
In case you do not happen to live in New Orleans, or could simply not attend the block party, there is no reason to fret because the Air Jordan 3 “Katrina” has not made its official retail debut yet. In fact, it is set to hit the shelves on May 12th, 2018 and will retail at a price of $190.
Air Jordan 3 “Katrina”
White/Cement Grey/Black-Fire Red
Release Date: May 12th, 2018
136064-116 | $190