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The Air Jordan 3 “Wizards”

The Air Jordan 3 “Wizards”
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The Air Jordan III is the shoe that defined so much of Jordan Brand’s innovation. The first two Air Jordan sneakers have parallels to other basketball shoes that were released in the era. The Air Jordan III broke the mold in terms of what a basketball sneaker could be. This Saturday, the Air Jordan III returns to Shoe Palace with the release of the Air Jordan 3 “Wizards.”


The Air Jordan III is one of the most popular sneakers from Jordan Brand. Tinker Hatfield got his start with the Jordan franchise by designing the Air Jordan III. Hatfield’s genius helped to shape the direction of Jordan Brand. Tinker and Michael Jordan discussed what MJ wanted to see with the Jordan III during the design process. Michael made it clear that he wanted a lighter and sleeker shoe than the Jordan I & II. The Mid Top design of the III was the first for the line and the first for a basketball shoe. Another first was the appearance of the now iconic Jumpman logo on the back of the shoe. It is hard to imagine the franchise without that famous logo, the III introduced the Jumpman to the world. The III also introduced beloved elements like elephant print and a visible air unit to the Air Jordan line. Those elements are considered irreplaceable pieces of the franchise today.

The Wiz

This version of the Air Jordan III honors a PE that was made for MJ during his time with the Washington Wizards. The colorway pays homage to the colors of the Washington team from 1997 to 2007. The color scheme is also similar to the Air Jordan 3 “True Blue,” which is a classic Jordan III colorway. This Wizards colorway features white tumbled leather and has the iconic elephant print.

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Shoe Palace

The Air Jordan 3 “Wizards” releases on and at Shoe Palace retail locations on April 29.


Men's SKU: CT8532-148

Grade school SKU: DM0967-148

Preschool SKU: DM0966-148

Infant toddler SKU: DM0968-148


- Adam C. Better