The Nike Air Jordans are a very well known sneaker and much sought after amongst sneakerhead and hypebeast communities. For me it’s a style which I’d never been interested in, until recently. Nike are going through a resurgence of classics shoes and with that comes the Nike Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement” revisited.
The hi-top features black and grey leather on the upper which is complemented by the iconic Elephant skin cement pattern. When I heard about this release I really did imagine myself wearing a pair for the first time so I signed myself up to the pre-release. I was lucky enough to get a pair through the Nike app and the sneakers were shipped and delivered within a matter of days. In person they look fantastic too; there’s something very grand about them. At £169.99 they’re not cheap for the highstreet but the quality and craftsmanship is justified upon inspection.
Now on to the bad part of this review, the comfort. I wore these Nike Air Jordan 3’s for 20 minutes (on my way to the shoot location) before I physically has to take them off because they had given both my heels raw blisters. I initially thought it was because I hadn’t laced right to the top but after trying just that I had the same problem. Unfortunately they are too uncomfortable to wear and I shall be putting these straight to eBay. It’s a real shame that something that looks so good can be that awful to wear. Maybe there’s a special way to wear Jordans but I severely doubt it. If you’ve had no problems in the past with them then I would recommend trying to get hold of a pair on the wider release happening on the 17th of February 2018 because they look great. For everyone else, avoid if you want to keep your heels.