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The Air Jordan 3 Meets Flyknit For Its 30th Anniversary

Good idea or nah?
by Ash Mahinay | Aug 19, 2018
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Compared to all the new sole tech coming out, the materials most makers use for shoe uppers has remained fairly constant the past few years. Flyknit was a world-changer when it came out and Nike quickly applied it to many other models and now it's found its way on to a pair of J's, too.

Photo by Jordan Brand

This isn't the first Jordan to receive a knit-makeover—that honor goes to the Air Jordan I Flyknit from last year, but this follow up could mean we're only getting started with a new kind of retro from Jordan Brand. The Air Jordan 3 Flyknit is executed in a murdered-out colorway save for an icy clear sole but the shoe's designers have played around with the texture of the weave to represent those iconic "elephant skin" panels.

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Would these be the lightest Jordans you could rock? No doubt they'd feel lighter than a full leather shoe on court but we have a feeling these kicks are going to be reserved rather than used for pick-up games. Do you think Flyknit on a classic like the AJ3 is even a good idea in the first place or is this something that should have been left on the drawing board?

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