A Detailed Look at the Air Jordan 3 Retro “Desert Elephant”

Another Air Jordan 3 Retro is upon us for 2022. The Air Jordan 3 Retro “Desert Elephant” with Style Code CT8532-008 borrows similar looks from the beloved Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement”; except with major updates specifically on the choice of palette and the heel and toe overlays.

While the official launch is months away, get a glimpse of the material quality with these detailed photos by @knowing_kicks. We’re sure a lot are excited for its release because of the aged “Black Cement” vibes alone.

The Air Jordan 3 releases for 2022 have been spectacular so far, with the Cardinal Red 3s kicking things off. And of course, who would miss out on the rumoured Air Jordan 3 “Fire Red” returning in OG form; all that and with the Nike Air on the heel!

This Air Jordan 3 “Desert Elephant” rendition boasts a lot of Black Cement details with the black leather upper; with reddish-orange accents on the front lace loops and the Jumpman tongue. The biggest change comes in the form of the “Desert Elephant” print overlays on the toe and rear sections. Pretty much reminds us of cork, to be honest.

Beige accents on the eyestay, suede tongue, ankle collar, and outsole give the shoe an aging effect. Sail White hues make up the PU midsole for an even grander finish.

The beige sockliner features a special tag on the heel area; what appears to be a mathematical formula showing a “desert elephant” multiplied with the Jumpman logo results in a basketball player.

Scheduled for a June 2022 launch, keep an eye out for more updates as the date approaches. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of these detailed photos from @knowing_kicks below.

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