The Air Jordan 3 “Unite” was initially thought to be an exclusive sneaker release for fans who were in Chicago for the NBA All-Star Weekend, but now Jordan Brand has announced that the shoe is receiving a wider launch next week.
This latest variation of NBA icon Michael Jordan’s third signature basketball model, dubbed “Chi,” has obvious ties to the Windy City — specifically the Chicago Bulls — which was the team MJ played for during most of ’90s. Some of the most notable accolades: five MVP awards, six championships and six Finals MVPs.
This pair features an eye-catching fire red leather upper that’s completed with gray accents on the tongue, ankle collar and sock liner. Unlike the model’s previous releases, this pair features a distinct “Nike Chi” branding on the heel, replacing the “Nike Air” logo. Additional details include multicolored details inspired by Chicago’s transit system, elephant print on the toe and heel, an Air-cushioned midsole and a rubber outsole.
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The Air Jordan 3 Retro “Chi” is being released on the SNKRS app on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. EST for $200.
In related Jordan Brand news, designer Virgil Abloh shared an alternate colorway of his coveted Off-White Air Jordan 5 on social media.
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