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Air Jordan III (3) Black/ Cement – Latest Images + Extra Info


We all are anticipating the Black/ Cement AJ3 re-release come November.

New images pop up daily; some good while others not so much. These latest images are both good and bad all at the same time. The photos themselves are great however; we’d like to share a little information that has presented itself within these new images.

We are going to briefly point out some things that you may need to know if you plan on purchasing a pair early from any online site/ store.


Overall the sneakers look great. Some early release pairs end up having a little bit of elephant print missing on the toe rand right where it meets the midsole which you can see in the photo above.


The tongues are misshaped. Rushed orders made by sellers without authorized Jordan Brand accounts in order to move product quickly prior to release. Without Nike’s Quality Control, this will happen more often than not. This also happens in pairs released by retail chains such as Foot Locker & Finish Line as well… I own a few pairs from Finish Line that have misshaped tongues which is not cool.


The heel tab is usually the biggest giveaway. It should never be in line with the leather collar, instead it should sit just below heel collar level.

Those are just a few things to look out for when purchasing a pair of Jordan III’s from anywhere other than a Jordan Brand retailers. This is strictly for informational purposes, we are not intending to discredit anyone who purchases or sells these products.


Brian Betschart
Founder and Editor of SF, Brian is considered an expert when it comes to sneakers. Collecting since he was in elementary school, his collection has grown to over 500 pairs and counting. Brian has published articles since 2004, and in 2006, he decided to create Sneaker Files.

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