Mike’s First MVP Win Inspires the Upcoming “Black Cement” Air Jordan 3 Tinker
Tinker Hatfield’s genius continues to be celebrated by Jordan Brand through his sketch-come-release Air Jordan 3 Tinker. Kicked off last year by the White Cement edition, along with a handful of Justin Timberlake “Man of the Woods” pairings, the most recent release looked to Tinker’s work outside of Jordan Brand, celebrating the iconic Air Max 1. Now, seemingly, Jordan Brand look to honor Michael Jordan’s first MVP win, with this Black, White and Gold iteration.
Originally reported to be a “Black Cement” edition of the Air Jordan 3 Tinker, the actual pairing sports a tri-color mix that should be no stranger to any hardcore MJ fan. A young Michael Jordan picked up his first MVP award at the age of 25 after the 1988 season donning a simple black suede blazer, white T and gold chain — long before the days of the oversized, horrible jeans, Mike had some steez:
Clearly paying homage to both that moment, Jordan Brand utilizes his iconic Black Cement 3 as the sneaker’s base, and adding in luxe suedes, matte leathers and tonal hits across the elephant print and Nike Air heel branding. What appears to be 3M reflective accents arrive on the Swoosh, tongue and mid panel, while metallic gold hits the upper eyelets, serving as a nod to Mike’s gold chain days.
Grab a first look at the pair below, and expect a release on August 15th at select Jordan retailers for $200.
Prior to this, we also took Mike’s ’88 MVP theme to an Air Jordan 3 in our Concept lab, which you can check out right here.
Air Jordan 3 Tinker “MVP”
Style Code: CK4348-007
Color: Black/Cement Grey-Metallic Gold
Release Date: August 15th, 2019
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