Leaked in early September last year, not much was known about a special-edition Air Jordan 3 “Violet Ore”. From first being listed as a women’s, then kids, then full-size release, there was plenty of speculation. Now, the premium-listing has come to light, and its identity revealed: A Ma Maniere x Air Jordan 3 “Raised By Women”
The retailer has found itself on the end of some of the most desirable footwear collaborations of the past few years, and it’s no mistake nor is it sheer luck. James Whitner and co. have carefully crafted some of the most luxurious offerings without being too overt, bringing in a much-needed tastefulness to the game, and managing to capture their own personality along the way, The upcoming A Ma Maniere x Air Jordan 3 “Violet Ore” does just that and more, bringing everything you want to the table. A timeless silhouette, a premium construction, and some subtle elevations that ooze just enough elegance.
Soft grey suede at the toe-box, lace collar, and heel, join a quilted interior lining to match the outsole. Muted “Violet Ore” hits the heel in a small departure from its mostly monochrome make-up, and is joined by aged-look work at the midsole and eyelets to establish an in-vogue luxury vintage aesthetic. While not pictured, the ever-important Nike Air logos are on the heel, and the pair is completed by dual branding at the tongue in 3D embroidery.
The A Ma Maniere x Air Jordan 3 is officially set to release during the Spring 2021 season in adult (size 3.5M5/W to 14.5M/16W), pre-school, and toddler sizes. With a slew of details to arrive over the coming weeks, including a confirmed release date and store/raffle lists for the drop, you’ll want to make sure that you’re following the official HOUSE OF HEAT Twitter account for updates.Update 02.26.21 Official images of the A Ma Maniere x Air Jordan 3 have arrived. A release date has not yet been set.Update 04.05.21 The A Ma Maniere x Air Jordan 3 has been confirmed for an April 21st release. A full store and raffle list for the release should matieralize over the coming weeks, so be sure to check back in for updates.Update 04.21.21 A Ma Maniere has pulled the online release of their Air Jordan 3 this morning, turning to Instagram to deliver its reasoning.
On this decision, owner James Whitner stated: “This day and this moment cannot be overshadowed by sneakers. We must take the time to take stock of what this moment means for Black people and what we must demand from our criminal and justice system. As we say justice served, more lives are lost. A 15-year old Black girl lost her life yesterday as the verdict was announced. It’s a constant empty feeling for us, our reality is never easy. We need this time to come together and look after one another, nothing is bigger than our community right now.”
If you’re planning on picking up a pair tomorrow, make sure you head to our dedicated Jordan Release Dates Calendar to set yourself a reminder for the drop.
A Ma Maniere x Air Jordan 3
AMM Release Date: April 28th, 2021
Global Release Date: May 22nd, 2021
SNKRS US Release Date: June 10th, 2021
Style Code: DH3434-110
Color: White/White/Medium Grey-Violet Ore
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