The Air Jordan 3 is back and celebrating a monumental 30th anniversary this year. With the release of fan-favorite original colorways behind us, Jordan is cooking up something new with the “USA” colorway arriving in the International pack.

Michael Jordan might be best known for incredible athletic performances in seemingly innocuous basketball games. The GOAT has shown up and shown out over the years, establishing an ability to put on a show when needed. This year, Jordan Brand will pay homage to that uncanny talent with a new colorway of the Air Jordan 3. The Jordan 3 “USA” is directly inspired by Mike’s incredible performance in a 1988 charity game hosted by Magic Johnson. The third annual Midsummer Night’s Magic Game took place in August 1988 and featured some of the world’s biggest basketball names at the time.

Now, Jordan Brand is looking back on that game with pride. The new Air Jordan 3 “Charity Game” made to commemorate that game features a similar colorway to the uniforms of both teams. The shoe begins with a Sail tumbled leather upper, which is accented by grey elephant print along the toe and heel. Next, the tongue and lacing system is dyed grey to match the graphic print, while hits of red and blue adorn the midsole and eyelets, making them pop. Finally, the Air Jordan 3 is completed by a starry inner lining.

Since the first leak of this new Air Jordan 3, the colorway has taken on several names. We took to calling it the “Midsummer Magic” due to the relation to the historic event, while others simply stuck with “Charity Game”. However, new information says that this particular pair will release alongside the new International pack and that this pair will represent a “USA” colorway.


The special-edition Air Jordan 3 “Charity Game” is scheduled to release on June 30th, 2018. While most release details are currently unknown, though they will retail for $190. Check out the early images below courtesy of Fineline1721 and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more release details.

Air Jordan 3 “Charity Game”
Release Date: June 30, 2018
Price: $190
Color: Sail/Sport Royal-Light Bone-Fire Red
Style Code: 136064-140