1988 was a enormous year for for Michael Jordan. Having won the Dunk Contest, as well as both MVP and Defensive Player of the Year, perhaps his most exciting accomplishment that year was the Air Jordan 3, one of the most popular sneakers of all time.

Tinker Hatfield probably had a hand in one of your favorite shoes. That’s just the way it is. The man has been a part of the Nike DNA for so long, that there is a great chance one of the innovative technologies on your feet were created by him. Enter the Air Jordan 3, widely regarded as the most iconic athletic wear of all time. Tinker built the 1988 model to fit Mike’s style of play in the early years of his career. After serving him well on the court, the Jordan 3 got it’s second life away from basketball. Now, Jordan Brand is paying homage to Tinker’s original design of the 3. Remaining almost exactly the same as the original, this new NRG model adds a Nike Swoosh to the lateral side, as well as Nike branding on the medial ankle. These are completely new additions to the 3, and completely divert the aesthetic direction of the shoe. Other details for this special pair include sketches of both this shoe and the 1988 retail pair on the insoles, as well as Tinker’s signature throughout the shoe. The Jumpman hangtag known for accompanying premier Jordans now features the same signature for the NRG 3.


The Air Jordan 3 NRG “Tinker” is scheduled to release later this season on March 24th for a retail price of $200. Check out the images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more information.

Air Jordan 3 NRG “Tinker”
Release Date: March 24, 2018
Price: $200
Color: White/Fire Red-Black
Style Code: AQ3835-160