It was back in 2011 when Denim had made somewhat of a return and was making frequently appearances. That year, the Nike Air Force 1 Low hit the shelves in a premium release that was dressed up in the material. The same year, the interwebs of a Nike LeBron 8 V/1 sample had also featured Denim/Gold stitching. While it may not receive a 2015 jordan release dates, new photos of a “Denim” sample of the discontinued Air Jordan 3, which was first teased back in 2011 as well, have surfaced.
Sneakerheads cannot deny that they enjoy taking a look at samples, especially when it is of a signature Air Jordan sample they happen to love. Even though Jordan Brand decided to stop the production of the Air Jordan 3 last year for some reason, it is still one of the most popular retro Jordans, especially the “Black Cement” and “White Cement” colorways of the model. Over the years, a majority of the Air Jordan 3 iterations that arrived at retailers were equipped with leather uppers. As a result of which sneakerheads cannot help but wonder what the sneaker might look like if it is made up of an unconventional material like denim. The reemergence of this Air Jordan 3 “Denim” sample perhaps answers such questions.
It can be seen that this “Denim” iteration of the Air Jordan 3 appears to have a lifestyle appeal. Not only is the upper of this sneaker made up of rugged denim, it also sports contrasting luxurious, smooth suede. The inner lining is dressed up in navy blue, while the heel-table and the Jordan Jumpman visible on the tongue are covered in a khaki/olive hue. Finally, the combination of a white midsole and a gum outsole adds the finishing this sample.
As mentioned, it is still not certain whether this Air Jordan 3 “Denim” sample will ever see a Jordan release 2015 or 2016. However, the fact that these new photos have surfaced might be a sign that this sample might get mass produced and make its way to retailers.