Update: Images of the the Black Cement III has surfaced. The GS kids size version of the shoes will not feature "NIKE" on the sole. The adult size version of the shoes will feature NIKE.
The Air Jordan III could easily be considered one of the easiest Air Jordan retros to crossover into a lifestyle sneaker after the OG Air Jordan I. The Air Jordan III OG 'Black Cement' first made its professional hardwood appearance during MJ23's '87-88 MVP season during the NBA All-Star festivities held in Chicago in '88. Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of the original release of the kicks as they've been re-released in '94, '01, '08, and most recently in 2011. Now, seven years later we'll see a return of the real.
As sneakerheads, we've all seen the OG Air Jordan III 'Black Cement' but it looks like the 2018 version will closely resemble the original model. The sneaker features a black, tumbled leather base complete with cement GRE, elephant print textured mudguard overlays, grey leather that hits the ankle collar and tongue, Fire Red accents hit the embroidered Jumpman logo at the tongue, while the tongue itself and forefoot lacing eyelets are outlined in Fire Red. A white midsole creates balance for the kicks while original Nike branding hit the heel and outsole of the sneaker.
The sneaker is expected to drop February 17 of next year. Have you been waiting for this OG retro? Let us know in the comment section below.