Air Jordan III OG Black Cement returns Feb 2018 - Nike Air on the back

Discussion in 'Jordan Brand' started by palma, Nov 18, 2016.

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  1. engineer

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    I went through 4 pairs of these to find one with decent leather but they do exist. Some pairs were legit hard as a rock but some do have decent leather.
     
  2. tonytobacco

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    did the better leather ones have a better cut of ep too? Some of these cuts im seeing are laughable.
     
  3. 888sneakerst

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    I don't think a lot of people were saying that the uppers were excellent quality. I think people were more excited about the NA and the general quality. They did the heel tab very well with the all white Nike Air. Not sure if it was OG quality, but it is definitely nice. I don't have the 2006 Fire Reds to compare to, but the 2011 WC3s seem to be higher quality upper material. The Sport Blue 3s from 2014 were horrible to me. They are the worst upper material on any 3 I've ever owned. It looks like a cheap K-mart brand shoe. I overlooked the poor quality just because it was the closest thing to a black cement I could get at the time. The 2018 BC3 is way better than the Sport Blue 3s in any aspect. I have no question about that. I could show someone who knows nothing about shoes the Sport Blue 3s next to the BC3s and they will 100 times out of 100 know that the BC3 is higher quality. Maybe I got a bad pair of Sport Blues. I think the quality of the True Blue 3s is underrated because it ran small. Yes, the full grain leather is harder than most other 3s, but I can see how if I would have gone a 1/2 size up, they would have felt way better. I think most people attribute the rigidity of the shoe to the integrity of the leather, but it actually could be more of a sizing issue. The insole of the TB3s is excellent. One of the best 3's I've worn. Back to the BC3, I do think it depends on what pair you got. If you saw the best pair I have, the material is one of the best I've seen, but the other 4 or 5 pairs I saw were not bad, but not amazing either. I think the FTLs are amazing collectors quality as well as the 2011 WC3.
     
  4. tonytobacco

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    The sport blue 3 was the tail end of the dark days. I think the black gum 1s were the final breath of it
     
  5. Addisonz123

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    I have the sport blue 3's and 3 pairs of BC3 and totally get what your talking about. I also bought a pair of the Tinker 3's this year and find their leather quality to be pretty good too.
     
  6. ghost24

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    Sport blue 3 has terrible leather j went with my TTS and leather is still stiff till now
     
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  7. 888sneakerst

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    Just pulled out my ds pair and the elephant print is nice on these. My other pair has fat EP.
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  8. slaughterx

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    I still haven't wore my Sport Blues... ya'll makin me want to sell em but I like the colorway more than these.
     
  9. 888sneakerst

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    Hey don't sell them if you like them. Doesn't matter what anyone else says.
     
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  10. ghost24

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    Wear the shoes sport blue 3 is still a good Jordan 3 colour way.
     
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  11. Addisonz123

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    yea I have Sport Blue 3's I rock them for sure.... they honestly aren't that bad. Just some difference's over the new BC3
     
  12. show time 96

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  13. water runs dry

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    Sad, I missed out on these...
     
  14. retroflashbacks

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    They’re pretty easy to find...under retail on some sites too.
     
  15. jordman23

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    If you didn't manage to get a pair, I think you haven't tried.

    I ended up getting 5 pairs. And I see them being restocked at some spots, plus they are basically retail plus tax on stockX.

    Still beating up my 1st pair,. Next year I will cop 3 Infared 6s, and 3 pair of Bred 4s.

    Then I can officially retire.


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  16. Mr.Makaveli1978

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    Pretty happy with the quality of my pair. The 2011 retro was horrid in comparison.
     
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  17. ghost24

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    I recently got my hands on a 2011 j3 black cement trying to restore them
     
  18. Young_Fadeaway

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    Anymore info?
     
  19. clutch412

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  20. rbk93

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    Resale price on StockX would be?

    Would like to have a pair someday.
     
  21. Addisonz123

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    These once broken in are amazing. I'm mostly a Jordan 1 guy but these 3's become the ultimate in comfort. Don't hesitate buying a pair for yourself. I've got an extra on ice right now ready to be beaten into the ground.
     
  22. KanyIZZY

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    Glad to see your Concords in the back :nthat: Almost 1 year since these released. I'm glad I wore them once with all the many pairs I have. I used to wait forever to wear my newer kicks.. now I want to rock them whenever I am afforded the chance. Wore FTL, BC's, and Katrinas all once this year and enjoyed it.
     
  23. 888sneakerst

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    Wow! You that's a great line up of 3s in one year for you.

    I wear BC3s the most out of everything I have because they are my favorites. I think the Concords are gonna be the next most worn pair. The rest are either for collection or just nice to have. Getting Concords and BC3s this year has probably sent me into retirement for buying sneakers. I don't really need any other pairs except maybe one pair of bred 4s. To me, this year was the best I could have asked for from Jordan. Anytime I can double up on BC3s and Concords is a great time to me. I don't care if they are all GR. I have very little patience for holding out on new shoes. I always try to save them, but end up wearing them within the next week or so.
     
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  24. solecitor

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    I’m almost ready to break out my 2nd pair.

    Gonna have to clean my first pair up and list on ebay sometime soon.

    I grabbed 3, probably should have gone with 4.
     
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  25. turbospartan

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    pics of the 1st pair?
     
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