Tell us about your self and your journey in sneakers?

In the mid to late 2000s I used to wear a lot of Converse and Air Max 90s, and found the 90s extremely comfortable as I use to run up and down serving customers at the sneaker store, I worked at. It wasn’t until around 2008 that I started taking more of an interest with Jordan sneakers, where some customers were going crazy with the Countdown Packs. They used to camp outside the store waiting for them to be released as the doors opened. The AJ3 was one of those silhouettes that pipped my interest straight away.

Tell us about your personal connection with the AJ3 silhouette?

The one pair that caught my eye were the True Blue 3s from 2009 that my supervisor was wearing on the shop floor which led to me buying my first pair. Since then, I’ve gathered around 13 pairs of 3s as I’m quite particular with colourways and usually only go for the OG colours or ones that stand out.

For me the AJ3 is such an iconic silhouette that goes with pretty much any outfit you wear, in mainly the White Cement and Black Cement colourways.

 

For you what is about the Aj3 that makes it special over the other models?

For me I love the story surrounding the shoe. It was the first Jordan design by Tinker Hatfield who sat and listened to Jordan which helped contribute to the design process. The AJ3 introduced a visible air unit for the first time that was taken from the Air Revolution and brought in the Jumpman logo, which was another first rather than the traditional wings logo from its two predecessors.

What would you love to see next for the AJ3?

Just the like the Air Jordan 1 High 85, I feel that Jordan should definitely do something similar where they get the shape and other details even closer and call it something like the Air Jordan III Mid 88s. That would be dope! With retro OGs releasing every couple of years, new colourways and collabs I feel that would be something different that I would be looking forward to.

The vintage detailing of the aged midsole and pull tab (pre-yellowed) to me is a nice touch as it gives a sense of feeling that you’re holding or wearing a piece of history.

Some may not agree as they would much prefer their shoes to age naturally but I think it’s great. Overall, I think this is the best iteration of the White Cement 3s since 1994 as they’ve tried to match everything as closely as possible to the original.