words // Brandon Richard
Today marked the official return of a sneaker classic – the “Black Cement” Air Jordan 3. Originally released in 1988, the “Black Cement” 3 was one of MJ’s weapons of choice during his 1987-1988 MVP season, including the 1988 All-Star Game in Chicago where he was also named the MVP. The shoes went on to be re-released in 1994, 2001 and 2008, becoming one of the most beloved and sought after pairs from the Air Jordan line. Today’s release was met with the same enthusiasm, selling out in a matter of mere minutes.
To celebrate the release everybody is talking about, Sole Shots is showcasing the “Black Cement” Air Jordan 3 today. These photos, submitted by members of the Sole Collector Forums and sneaker enthusiasts from around the world, capture the classic Jordan shoes in their earlier forms with the ‘Nike Air’ on the heel and the later variations adorned by the famous Jumpman logo. Check out the photos below and share some of your fondest “Black Cement” memories in the comment section below.
airjordanjack, San Diego, California
BryantDIGITAL, Lansing, Michigan
Air Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California
Raza Kazimi aka Itzraza786, Houston, Texas
Reid Glaze aka ReidSB, Dallas, Texas
James Truong aka asianshoehead552, PDX, Oregon
If you’re interested in submitting your photos for Sole Shots, e-mail us at email@example.com. Please include your name and location with your submissions. You also have the option of providing us with a link to your online photo album or website to link back to when we post your work. You do not have to be a registered member of Sole Collector to participate.