Air Jordan III “Wool” Dark Grey: The Hot New Neutral

The Air Jordan III Dark Grey is the Nike’s hot new release with cool curb appeal. Dark Grey is the prime pick for Winter 2016 into Spring 2017, so here’s why you should be putting it on your must-have list.

Air Jordan III Dark Grey / Image by Nike
Air Jordan III Dark Grey / Image by Nike





Air Jordan III Dark Grey

Release Date: December 17, 2016

Retail: $200 at and premium footwear retailers

Color: Dark Grey

Features: Grey-on-grey colorway; Lightweight/cushioning Air-Sole unit


Keeps on Keeping On

The Air Jordan III Dark Grey proves that the Air Jordan III style keeps on keeping on. As if True Blue wasn’t enough to get your Air Jordan III fix in November, Dark Grey will keep you on your toes this week. Dark Grey sends the message that even classics can get reinvented while still maintaining timeless integrity. Air Jordan is moving forward—fast—in the 21st century, and Dark Grey shows that the Jordan brand is always ahead of the game.

Air Jordan III Dark Grey / Image by Nike


The Air Jordan III Dark Grey is the New Black

Jordans complete every look, but the Air Jordan III Dark Grey is the new neutral that everybody needs, not to mention, wants. Dark Grey is the new black, and the color is catching fire. The colorway lends itself to a subtler look, as opposed to a hard, monochromatic edge of a predominately black colorway.


The Air Jordan III Dark Grey stays true to its iconic style, but focuses on single-color execution for this release. The grey-on-grey laces, stitching, and eyelets are a perfect match for the grey wool that wraps the entire sneaker. The color consistency sends an equally important message that grey is simply the fine-tuned version of black. Dark Grey is the modern neutral bringing the classic look of the Air Jordan III into the forefront of upcoming winter and spring fashions.



Textile Tell-All

Why wool, and why now? Nike has been experimenting with style for years, and 2016 is no exception. The Air Jordan III Dark Grey illustrates that sometimes, it’s not just the colorway that gets refreshed. Textiles and textures give birth to new looks, many of which become iconic. Nike moves beyond a basic suede toe box and leather upper and with Dark Grey, wool becomes the prime pick for the season. As grey has long been a color espoused with the Air Jordan III colorway, but the Air Jordan III Dark Grey gives the sneaker a whole new dimension.

Air Jordan III Dark Grey / Image by Nike



A Seasonal Appeal

The Air Jordan III Dark Grey is quickly becoming a highly-anticipated release because of its multi-seasonal appeal. As a result, it’s the perfect transitional footwear for winter into spring. The wool embodies winter, while the dark grey color anticipates lightening up for spring weather. The white mid sole /out sole is the ideal finishing touch, as it is versatile enough to be a winter white or a light backdrop for a spring sneaker. In other words, it’s pretty hard to find a reason why you wouldn’t be picking up the Air Jordan III Dark Grey. All things considered, Dark Grey sure to please.

Air Jordan III Dark Grey / Image by Nike



Simple Sophisticate

The Air Jordan III Dark Grey might be the epitome of seasonal simplicity, but it’s far from being basic. The minimalist nature of the sneaker is what is most striking about it. The cool blending of the stitching to match the rest of the sneaker give the Dark Grey an upscale, polished look. While here is no contrast stitching, Dark Grey maintains an overall clean, sharp look with uniform color throughout the sneaker. In the same fashion, the Jumpman logos carry the same dark grey thread color, so they have a sedated but sophisticated look. All in all, with cool colors and clean lines, Dark Grey seems to be the top Jordan pick of Winter 2016 and Spring 2017.

Air Jordan III Dark Grey / Image by Nike



Step Into Dark Grey

The Air Jordan III Dark Grey is going to end up in your collection. No matter how hard you try to resist, in all reality, you’re going to snag a pair. Download Nike’s SNKRS app to find out how you can pick up Dark Grey on December 17.

Air Jordan III Dark Grey / Image by Nike
Air Jordan III Dark Grey / Image by Nike


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