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[UPDATE] February 5, 12:00 p.m. EST Nike has announced a limited pre-release of the “Black Cement” Air Jordan 3 on February 7 at 3:23 pm CET exactly. This early release comes before the general drop on February 17. That means certain lucky sneakerheads will get their hands on the remastered retro 10 days early. The only way to access the shoe is via this link (also the button at the bottom of the page).

The article has only been updated with the pre-release info, while you can read the original article below.

Brand: Nike

Model: Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement”

Key Features: Premium tumbled black leather and perforated gray leather make up the upper, which is complemented with hits of fire red and Nike’s iconic Elephant skin “cement” pattern.

As always, the midsole features a visible Air unit, as well as Nike Air on the heel in a nod to the OG design. before the Jumpman logo was used to replace it.

Release Date: February 17

Price: $200

Buy: Nike & select retailers tba

Editor’s Notes: The Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement” originally released in 1988 before releasing again in 1994, 2001, 2008, and 2011. This year (on Michael Jordan’s birthday, no less) a remastered OG version, featuring “Nike Air” on its heel in place of the Jumpman, will release at select retailers.

The release coincides with the sneaker’s 30th anniversary, making its debut during the 1987/88 season in which Jordan won the Slam Dunk contest, All Star MVP, All-Defensive First Team and Defensive Player of the Year.

It is also the first Jordan that Tinker Hatfield designed after Peter Moore—designer of the Air Jordan 1 and 2—left Nike.

In other sneaker news, here’s how to buy the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Utility in triple black on January 4.

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Fabian is from Bangkok, Thailand, lived in NYC for a New York minute, and loves food, football, and sneakers.

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