Justin Timberlake’s exclusive Air Jordan 3 has dropped in stores, with a wider global release expected in May.
Air Jordan fans have been impatiently expecting the latest color scheme and customers globally will be able to get a pair at a price of around £140.
The brand new version of the classic Air Jordan, dubbed 3 JTH, is not only special because of Nike designer Tinker Hatfield and Justin Timberlake’s signatures on the inside the tongues – the model also features a 3M Swoosh, which was included on Hatfield’s original Air Jordan 3 sketch but never made it to the final design.
The Jordan 3s were officially launched 12 years ago for the purpose of raising funds for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Hence, the Air Jordan Retro “Katrina” moniker, which was followed by Air Jordan “Fire Red” and later the “White/Cement” models.
“I grew up idolizing Mike [Jordan], and ever since we met, he and I have always had a great relationship,” Timberlake commented on the collaboration. “Working together with his team to make shoes that we love was always something we wanted to do. So when we had success with the ‘Legends,’ we knew we would have to find another great moment to do that again. This album and really this specific performance felt like the right—and even bigger and better—moment to collaborate.”
The exclusive Justin Timberlake and Air Jordan 3 collaboration is set to release on the singer’s online shop as well.