Along with these official images, Jordan Brand has announced a release date for the Air Jordan 3 Retro ’88 — tomorrow, February 6th, at 4:51 p.m. EST. If you’re wondering about the curious launch time, just look to the ’88 appended to the shoe’s official name, as well as the Nike Air logo that Jordan loyalists have been clamoring for the past several years. The backstory dates back to February 6th, 1988, the day that Michael defended his Slam Dunk championship at the old Chicago Stadium. He would “cement” his second title in a row during the third and final round, with a soaring dunk from the free throw line. The exact time at the moment of liftoff? 3:51 p.m. local time. The shoes on his feet were the Air Jordan 3 in White/Black-Cement. You can pay tribute to that historic chapter in NBA lore and get the kicks tomorrow, scheduled to launch through Nike Store, Eastbay, Finish Line and select retailers when the clock strikes 4:51 p.m. EST.
Air Jordan III ’88 Retro
Color: White/Fire Red-Cement Grey-Black
Release Date: February 6th, 2013 (Tomorrow) | 4:51 p.m. EST