A nod to Jordan’s outstanding performance during the 1988 Magic Johnson Midsummer Night’s charity game in Los Angeles.
So special, so legendary.
From the time these bad boys were created, the Jordan 3 has been one of Jumpman’s most iconic silhouettes. Not much of a shocker. The challenge is keeping the this silhouette relevant for all ages to come. Luckily, the Jordan 3 Charity Game perfectly embodies everything that makes the sneaker so legendary. Extremely understated compared to other Jordan 3 colorways, this shoe takes some of Jordan Brand’s classic features and combines them with a clean and contemporary design.
This Jordan 3 colorway was originally unveiled at a footwear preview at the Nike NYHQ in late Spring. This particular sneaker recalls a 1988 charity game in which Michael Jordan dropped 54 points (again, legendary) while wearing the original red/white colorway of the Air Jordan 3. this patriotic theme is a nod to those custom jerseys worn by the players of the Magic Johnson UNCF Celebrity Basketball Game, while the added details arrive via the starry sock-liner, MJ insignia on the tongue, and a tri-color look on the midsole.
The Air Jordan Retro 3 ‘Charity Game’ is available this Saturday, June 30th at 10AM.