Three years ago, when Jordan Brand announced that they were discontinuing production of the Air Jordan 3, sneakerheads assumed that the third Air Jordan model would never arrive at retailers again. Yet, Jordan Brand brought back the Air Jordan 3 before 2016 came to an end and they concluded the last year by dropping some exciting colorways of the model, including the OG 88 “True Blue.” Even 2016’s Cyber Monday release from Jordan Brand was a brand new Air Jordan 3 iteration. It seems that sneaker customizer Astrotorf Customs has used that very Air Jordan 3 rendition to design a custom inspired by Jordan Brand’s “Take Flight” Pack.
The final Air Jordan 3 release of 2016 was the GS “Rio Teal” that Jordan Brand designed exclusively for small-footed sneakerheads. The sneaker became available at select Jordan Brand retailers on Christmas Eve last year and retailed at a price of $140. It is just the second month of the new year and while Jordan Brand may not have dropped a new Air Jordan 3 yet, the model is scheduled to join upcoming Jordan releases 2017. March 26th, 2017, “Air Max Day,” is scheduled to mark the release of the Air Jordan 3 inspired by last year’s Nike Vote Back Winner, the atmos x Nike Air Max 1 “Elephant.”
By now, sneakerheads likely know that the Air Jordan 3 is not actually a part of Jordan Brand’s “Take Flight” Pack. The Air Jordan 8 “Take Flight,” which recently made its retail debut on January 28th, 2017 at a price of $190, is apparently the main source of inspiration behind the Air Jordan 3 “Take Flight” Custom designed by Astrotorf Customs. Since the Air Jordan 3 “Cyber Monday” served as the base for this custom creation, so it has sleek-looking uppers that have been customized from nearly all-Black to predominantly Olive. Additionally, this custom sneaker also sports Orange-colored branding and speckles, while it is equipped with all-Black midsoles and clean, all-White outsoles.
The photo seen above was posted on Astrotorf Customs’s official Instagram account (). Even though this Air Jordan 3 “Take Flight” is a custom iteration and it will not really be available, it does look worthy of being a part of the collection.
Air Jordan 3 Take Flight Custom