Air Jordan 3 UNC | A sneaker inspired by MJ’s turning points

Air Jordan 3 UNC | A sneaker inspired by MJ’s turning points

Nike combines two major Michael Jordan milestones in the Air Jordan 3 UNC.

Air Jordan 3 UNC front view

Update: March 4, 11 am (Singapore time) 
Besides joining the End Clothing draw, you can grab a pair on Nike SNKRS site when it drops on March 7 at 10 am and on Size? on March 7 at 4 pm.

Where to buy:
End | Nike SNKRS | Size?

Update: March 5, 9 pm (Singapore time) 
Limited Edt is dropping the Air Jordan “UNC” as well! Check out their Instagram to find out how you can cop a pair.

The Air Jordan 3 UNC marries the team colors of the University of North Carolina – where MJ’s basketball career took off – with the sneaker that kept the star player with Nike.

Nike has been using the Air Jordan 3 silhouette to represent major moments of 2020. Over All-Star weekend, Nike dropped the “Unite” and “Nike Air Chi” renditions of the classic sneaker. Now as March Madness approaches, Nike is dropping the Air Jordan 3 UNC – a first for the retro sneaker.

Air Jordan 3 UNC on box

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The Air Jordan 3 retains the clean color blocking we have seen on prior models, with most of the uppers coming in a lush white leather. The UNC team colors come through in the light blue accents at the heels, eyelets and embroidered Jumpman logo on the tongue. Elephant print panels on the heels and mudguards, and solid grey outsoles round off the sneaker.

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The solid red insoles have special Jordan tags stitched onto them, which look really striking but make us wonder how they will feel under foot.

Air Jordan 3 UNC insole

The Air Jordan 3 was a significant sneaker in the Air Jordan line up – it’s the sneaker that kept MJ with Nike. Combining that with the team colors of UNC, where Jordan’s career really took off, makes this sneaker a must-cop for serious collectors.

You can cop a pair for S$325 by joining the End Clothing draw that ends on March 7.

Do you prefer the striking “Unite” colorway or the subtle “UNC” variant of the Air Jordan 3? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

All images: End Clothing

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