The Air Jordan 3 “Lucky Shorts”, aka “Hydrogen Blue” is part of Jordan Brand’s Spring 2025 collection. It utilizes a new color scheme paired with Legend Blue and retails for $200, with a release date set for January 25, 2025. Inspiration for this pair comes from Michael Jordan wearing his UNC practice shorts under his uniform.

Air Jordan 3 Lucky Shorts CT8532-101 2025

Jordan Brand’s Spring 2025 collection is one of the better lineups we have seen and is giving the Holiday 2024 lineup a run for its money. While we can expect original and classic retros to return, we will also see new colorways placed on various silhouettes. As we continue running down the 2025 drops, one of the upcoming pairs is the “Lucky Shorts” Air Jordan 3. This pair will feature a new color placement, accented with Legend Blue details.

One thing you could count on from Michael Jordan was wearing his University of North Carolina (UNC) practice shorts beneath his professional uniform. This tradition began in college, where he led the UNC Tar Heels to an NCAA championship in 1982. These “Lucky” shorts symbolized a connection to his roots and a superstition he had, which made him wear them every game playing for the Chicago Bulls. The Light Blue shorts, representing UNC’s colors, became a talisman for Jordan.

Michael Jordan Lucky Shorts
Michael Jordan Wearing His Lucky Shorts

This Air Jordan 3 features a new look, consisting of a White, Hydrogen Blue, Legend Blue, Photon Dust, Pure Platinum, and Sail color scheme. Although the image is a mock-up, you can expect something similar to this to release. Highlighted with White across the leather upper, Grey suede will replace the signature elephant print around the toe and heel. Highlighted with Legend Blue on the midsole and Hydrogen Blue on the eyelets. Other details include the Jumpman on the tongues and heels, while a Grey rubber outsole completes the design.

Air Jordan 3 Lucky Shorts Release Date

The Air Jordan 3 “Lucky Shorts” will be released on January 25th, 2025, at select Jordan Brand retailers and The retail price is $200 in men’s, $150 in grade school, $90 in preschool, and $75 in toddler sizes. Once we have more details, we will keep you updated.

The “Lucky Shorts” Air Jordan 3 stands out within Jordan Brand’s Spring 2025 collection. With its new color scheme blending Legend Blue accents, this release follows suit by bringing out new color options on classic models. Priced at $200, it promises both style and quality, catering to the discerning tastes of sneaker enthusiasts worldwide.

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Air Jordan 3 “Lucky Shorts”
Color: White/Hydrogen Blue-Legend Blue-Photon Dust-Pure Platinum-Sail
Release Date: January 25, 2025
Style Code: CT8532-101
Price: $200

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Update (6/16/24): The “Lucky Shorts” Air Jordan 3 will be released on January 25, 2025, in full family sizes.

Air Jordan 3 Lucky Shorts CT8532-101 2025

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Air Jordan 3 Hydrogen Blue CT8532-101 2025

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the release date?

The “Lucky Shorts” Jordan 3 will be released on January 25, 2025.

What’s the price?

The retail price is $200.

Will the shoes be released in kids sizes?

Yes. The shoes will be released in adult ($200), grade school ($150), preschool ($90), and toddler ($75) sizes.

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