The Complete Guide to Air Jordan 3 Colorways

The Complete Guide to Air Jordan 3 Colorways

This is the sneaker that saved Jordan Brand.

There may be more preferred models in Mike’s signature line, but there is none more important to its success than the Air Jordan 3. Though it may not have all been Nike’s fault, they and Michael Jordan were at a crossroads at the end of the 1987 season. His Nike contract was up, he’d just suffered a freak injury run, and received a lackluster sophomore design. A young Michael Jordan was weighing up his options on whether to continue with the Checks or to make a move to his beloved adidas. Enter Tinker Hartfield.

Nike needed a hero to keep them in the Michael Jordan business. It came from, unknowingly at the time, a legend-in-the-making; Tinker Hatfield, a 35-year-old sneaker designer who hadn’t yet worked on Nike’s biggest lines, delivered an approach that was deviously simple: ask Michael exactly what type of sneaker he’d most like to wear.

Of course, these requests were almost always against Nike’s idea of a market-friendly footwear design, But Tinker delivered on every aspect. Not only did Hatfield dish up a lightweight, mid-cut sneaker complete with visible Air Units and a wild Elephant print overlay, but he also created the Air Jordan Brand identity. During his research, Hatfield noticed an image in the Jordan product research files — a striking shot of Michael dunking with his legs dramatically stretched out. Tinker turned it to a silhouette and put it on the shoe without even consulting his bosses — and the rest is history.


It debuted in 1988 in four colorways and made its first retro return in 1994 during Michael’s first retirement. 2001 was the first year that the silhouette saw non-original colorways, as well as the replacement of Nike Air heel branding for Jumpman, a move that is still debated to this day. It’s played parts in big celebrations, including Black History Month, Anniversaries, and Doernbecher collections, and has more recently seen a move into the collaborative space with efforts from atmos, Vogue, A Ma Maniere, and Fragment.

Note: This Guide to Air Jordan 3 Colorways is inclusive only of those that saw a retail release (no PE’s, charity exclusives, etc).

So without further adieu, here is the complete list of Air Jordan 3 releases in history:

Air Jordan 3 “White Cement”

Release Date: 1988

Style Code: 4365
Color: White/Cement Grey-Black

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Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement”

Release Date: 1988

Style Code: 4366
Color: Black/Cement Grey-White

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Air Jordan 3 “Fire Red”

Release Date: 1988

Style Code: 4367
Color: White/Fire Red

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Air Jordan 3 “True Blue”

Release Date: 1988

Style Code: 4368
Color: White/Cement Grey-True Blue

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Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement”

Release Date: 1994

Style Code: 130203-001
Color: Black/Cement Grey-White

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Air Jordan 3 “White Cement”

Release Date: 1994

Style Code: 130203-101
Color: White/Cement Grey-Black

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Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement”

Release Date: 07/14/2001

Style Code: 136064-001
Color: Black/Cement Grey

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Air Jordan 3 “Mocha”

Release Date: 09/15/2001

Style Code: 136064-121
Color: White/Dark Mocha

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Air Jordan 3 “True Blue”

Release Date: 11/17/2001

Style Code: 136064-141
Color: White/True Blue

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Air Jordan 3 “White Cement”

Release Date: 04/19/2003

Style Code: 136064-102
Color: White/Cement Grey-Fire Red

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Air Jordan 3 “Cool Grey”

Release Date: 02/24/2007

Style Code: 315297-062
Color: Silver/Sport Red-Light Graphite-Orange Peel

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Air Jordan 3 “White Flip”

Release Date: 03/24/2007

Style Code: 315767-101
Color: White/Metallic Silver-Black-Varsity Red

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Air Jordan 3 “Fire Red”

Release Date: 03/24/2007

Style Code: 136064-161
Color: White/Fire Red-Cement Grey

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Air Jordan 3 “Harbor Blue” (W)

Release Date: 03/24/2007

Style Code: 315296-142
Color: White/Harbor Blue-Boarder Blue

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Air Jordan 3 “Do The Right Thing”

Release Date: 04/14/2007

Style Code: 315297-471
Color: Brisk Blue/Radiant Green-Pro Gold

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Air Jordan 3 “Pure Money”

Release Date: 05/12/2007

Style Code: 136064-103
Color: White/Metallic Silver

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Air Jordan 3 “Black Cat”

Release Date: 06/16/2007

Style Code: 136064-002
Color: Black/Dark Charcoal

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Air Jordan 3 “CDP”

Release Date: 10/18/2008

Style Code: 340254-061
Color: Black/Cement Grey-Fire Red

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Air Jordan 3 “True Blue”

Release Date: 09/08/2009

Style Code: 136064-141
Color: White/True Blue

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Air Jordan 3 “Silver Anniversary”

Release Date: 03/27/2010

Style Code: 398613-102
Color: White/Metallic Silver

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Air Jordan 3 “Doernbecher”

Release Date: 12/04/2010

Style Code: 437536-600
Color: Varsity Red/Metallic Silver-Black

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Air Jordan 3 “White Cement”

Release Date: 01/22/2011

Style Code: 136064-105
Color: White/Fire Red-Cement Grey-Black

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Air Jordan 3 “BHM”

Release Date: 02/26/2011

Style Code: 455657-001
Color: Black/Metallic Gold

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Air Jordan 3 “True Blue”

Release Date: 06/04/2011

Style Code: 136064-104
Color: White/True Blue

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Air Jordan 3 “Stealth”

Release Date: 09/03/2011

Style Code: 136064-003
Color: Stealth/Varsity Red-Light Graphite

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Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement”

Release Date: 11/25/2011

Style Code: 136064-010
Color: Black/Varsity Red-Cement Grey

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Air Jordan 3 “Black Flip”

Release Date: 12/03/2011

Style Code: 315767-001
Color: Black/Metallic Silver

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Air Jordan 3 “White Cement” (Retro ’88)

Release Date: 02/06/2013

Style Code: 580775-160
Color: White/Fire Red-Cement Grey-Black

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Air Jordan 3 “Joker”

Release Date: 02/16/2013

Style Code: 136064-018
Color: Black/Electric Green-Canyon Purple-White

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Air Jordan 3 “Crimson”

Release Date: 02/23/2013

Style Code: 136064-005
Color: Black/Bright Crimson-Canyon Purple-Prism Violet

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Air Jordan 3 “Doernbecher”

Release Date: 07/20/2013

Style Code: 437536-600
Color: Varsity Red/Metallic Silver-Black

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Air Jordan 3 “Fire Red”

Release Date: 08/03/2013

Style Code: 136064-120
Color: White/Fire Red-Silver-Black

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Air Jordan 3 “Fear”

Release Date: 08/24/2013

Style Code: 626967-040
Color: Night Stadium/Total Orange-Black-Neutral Grey

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Air Jordan 3 “Powder Blue”

Release Date: 01/18/2014

Style Code: 136064-406
Color: Dark Powder Blue/Black-White-Wolf Grey

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Air Jordan 3 “Infrared 23”

Release Date: 03/08/2014

Style Code: 136064-123
Color: White/Black-Cement Grey-Infrared 23

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Air Jordan 5LAB3

Release Date: 04/01/2014

Style Code: 631603-003
Color: Reflect Silver/Black

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Air Jordan 5LAB3

Release Date: 05/17/2014

Style Code: 631603-010
Color: Black/Black-Clear

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Air Jordan 3 “Wolf Grey”

Release Date: 07/19/2014

Style Code: 136064-004
Color: Wolf Grey/Metallic Silver-Black-White

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Air Jordan 3 “Sport Blue”

Release Date: 08/16/2014

Style Code: 136064-007
Color: Black/Sport Blue-Wolf Grey

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Air Jordan 3 “Cyber Monday”

Release Date: 10/15/2016

Style Code: 136064-020
Color: Black/Black-White

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Air Jordan 3 GS “Purple Dust”

Release Date: 08/16/2014

Style Code: 441140-506
Color: Purple Dust/Atomic Pink

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Air Jordan 3 “True Blue”

Release Date: 11/25/2016

Style Code: 854262-106
Color: White/True Blue-Varsity Red

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Air Jordan 3 “Wool”

Release Date: 12/17/2016

Style Code: 854263-004
Color: Dark Grey/Dark Grey-Sail

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Air Jordan 3 GS “Rio Teal”

Release Date: 12/24/2016

Style Code: 441140-018
Color: Black/Metallic Gold-Rio Teal-White

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atmos x Air Jordan 3 “Safari”

Release Date: 03/18/2017

Style Code: 923096-001
Color: Black/Bonsai-Flax-Kumquat-Chestnut

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Air Jordan 3 GS “Anthracite”

Release Date: 10/07/2017

Style Code: 441140-035
Color: Anthracite/Metallic Red Bronze-White

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Air Jordan 3 GS “Heiress”

Release Date: 11/04/2017

Style Code: AA1243-020
Color: Metallic Silver/Cool Grey-White

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Air Jordan 3 Tinker

Release Date: 03/24/2018

Style Code: AQ3835-160
Color: White/Black-Fire Red-Cement Grey

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Air Jordan 3 “Hall of Fame” (Katrina)

Release Date: 05/12/2018

Style Code: 136064-116
Color: White/Fire Red-Cement Grey-Black

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Air Jordan 3 “Particle Beige” (W)

Release Date: 06/08/2018

Style Code: AH7859-205
Color: Particle Beige/Metallic Red Bronze-Sail

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Air Jordan 3 “International Flight”

Release Date: 06/30/2018

Style Code: 136064-140
Color: Sail/Sport Royal-Light Bone-Fire Red

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Air Jordan 3 “Quai 54”

Release Date: 07/07/2018

Style Code: AT9195-001
Color: Black/Black-Electric Green-Infrared 23

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Air Jordan 3 “Pure White”

Release Date: 07/21/2018

Style Code: 136064-111
Color: White/White-White

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Air Jordan 3 Flyknit

Release Date: 08/15/2018

Style Code: AQ1005-001
Color: Black/Black-Anthracite

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Air Jordan 3 JTH “Bio Beige” (Justin Timberlake)

Release Date: 08/29/2018

Style Code: AV6683-200
Color: Bio Beige/Opti Yellow-Bio Beige

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Vogue x Air Jordan 3 AWOK (W)

Release Date: 09/07/2018

Style Code: BQ3195-601
Color: University Red/Sail-Black

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Vogue x Air Jordan 3 AWOK (W)

Release Date: 09/07/2018

Style Code: BQ3195-001
Color: Black/Sail

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Air Jordan 3 “Bordeaux” (W)

Release Date: 09/21/2018

Style Code: AH7859-600
Color: Bordeaux/Bordeaux-Phantom

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Air Jordan 3 “Chlorophyll”

Release Date: 11/10/2018

Style Code: 136064-006
Color: Light Smoke Grey/Chlorophyll-Black

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Air Jordan 3 “Mocha”

Release Date: 12/15/2018

Style Code: 136064-122
Color: White/Dark Mocha-Chrome

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Air Jordan 3 Explorer XX (W)

Release Date: 12/30/2018

Style Code: BQ0006-001
Color: Black/Black-Sail

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Air Jordan 3 Explorer XX (W)

Release Date: 01/17/2019

Style Code: BQ0006-401
Color: Midnight Navy/Light Cream-Light Cream

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Air Jordan 3 Explorer XX (W)

Release Date: 02/01/2019

Style Code: BQ8463-003
Color: Vast Grey/Tropical Twist-Atmosphere

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Air Jordan 3 Explorer Lite XX (W)

Release Date: 03/30/2019

Style Code: BQ8394-100
Color: Sail/Blue Void-Turf Orange

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Air Jordan 3 Tinker (Air Max 1)

Release Date: 03/31/2019

Style Code: CJ0939-100
Color: White/University Red-Neutral Grey

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Air Jordan 3 Explorer Lite XX (W)

Release Date: 04/22/2019

Style Code: BQ8394-002
Color: Desert Sand/Pale Ivory-Pale Ivory-Atmosphere

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Air Jordan 3 Tinker

Release Date: 07/27/2019

Style Code: CK4348-007
Color: Black/Cement Grey-Metallic Gold

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Air Jordan 3 “Knicks”

Release Date: 09/21/2019

Style Code: 136064-148
Color: White/Old Royal-University Orange-Tech Grey

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Air Jordan 3 “Animal Instinct”

Release Date: 12/19/2019

Style Code: CK4344-002
Color: Black/Sail/Gum Light Brown/Multi-Color

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Air Jordan 3 GS “Barely Grape”

Release Date: 01/04/2020

Style Code: 441140-500
Color: Barely Grape/Hyper Crimson-Fire Pink

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Air Jordan 3 “Red Cement” (Chi)

Release Date: 02/11/2020

Style Code: CU2277-600
Color: Fire Red/Fire Red/Cement Grey/Black

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Air Jordan 3 “Red Cement”

Release Date: 02/15/2020

Style Code: CK5692-600
Color: Fire Red/Fire Red/Cement Grey/Black

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Air Jordan 3 “UNC”

Release Date: 03/07/2020

Style Code: CT8532-104
Color: White/Valor Blue-Tech Grey

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Air Jordan 3 “Animal Instinct 2.0”

Release Date: 06/26/2020

Style Code: CV3583-003
Color: Black/Black/White/Gorge Green

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Air Jordan 3 “Varsity Royal”

Release Date: 06/27/2020

Style Code: CT8532-400
Color: Varsity Royal/Varsity Royal

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Air Jordan 3 “Denim” (CO.JP)

Release Date: 08/08/2020

Style Code: CZ6433-100
Color: White/Fire Red-Black

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Air Jordan 3 “Laser Orange” (W)

Release Date: 08/21/2020

Style Code: CK9246-108
Color: White/Laser Orange-Cement Grey-Black

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Air Jordan 3 “Denim” (Nike Air)

Release Date: 08/27/2020

Style Code: CZ6431-100
Color: White/Fire Red-Black

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Fragment x Air Jordan 3

Release Date: 09/17/2020

Style Code: DA3595-100
Color: White/White-Black

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Air Jordan 3 “Court Purple”

Release Date: 11/21/2020

Style Code: CT8532-050
Color: Black/Cement Grey-White-Court Purple

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Air Jordan 3 “Cool Grey”

Release Date: 02/20/2021

Style Code: CT8532-012
Color: Silver/Light Graphite-Orange Peel-Sport Red

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Air Jordan 3 “Georgetown”

Release Date: 03/20/2021

Style Code: CT8532-401
Color: Midnight Navy/Cement Grey-White

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Air Jordan 3 GS “Electric Green”

Release Date: 05/12/2018

Style Code: DA2304-003
Color: Black/White-Electric Green-Violet Shock

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Air Jordan 3 “Rust Pink” (W)

Release Date: 05/28/2021

Style Code: CK9246-600
Color: Sail/Rust Pink-White-Crimson

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A Ma Maniere x Air Jordan 3 (W)

Release Date: 06/10/2021

Style Code: DH3434-110
Color: White/Medium Grey-Violet Ore-White

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Air Jordan 3 “Racer Blue”

Release Date: 07/10/2021

Style Code: CT8532-145
Color: White/Black-Cement Grey-Racer Blue

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Air Jordan 3 “Pine Green”

Release Date: 11/13/2021

Style Code: CT8532-030
Color: Black/Pine Green-Cement Grey-White

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Air Jordan 3 “Camo”

Release Date: 11/29/2021

Style Code: DO1830-200
Color: N/A

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