Months ago | 18th January 2012 20:12
Happy to have these. A sleeper, new CW, IMO. Will be a bit of a classic in a future year when folks look back, wishin they had em. Not the greatest IIIs but clean & nicely executed. Materials are amazing for a modern retro...reptile mud guard, faux suede toe/ankle, obviously elephant print, leatherette ankle heel cushioning like most IIIs & the contrast stitching & laces with white sole (hard to clean but looks great when not dirty!). The Red & white accents really make this shoe.
Fit a tad long but I tried to go down half a size & they were too short for me, so stuck with TTS. Wider, like most IIIs are from 2007 up. Nothing like the last of 2001 - 2003 Retros that were narrower & more true to OG & 1st retro Jordans.
Happy with the elephant print throwback box which all IIIs were treated with, along with elephant print tissue paper & retro shoe construction card.
Only disappointments to me were the glossed up midsole (not terrible, just not preferred) which will likely crack with wear and the muted elephant print that's grey-on-grey, rather than contrasted with black, although that can be fixed if desired.
Overall, nicely executed and although not a hot CW now, they'll likely be one regretted as passed up in future years, looking back at older Jordan retros.
MWM *Team Leaf Crush*
MY sz 12-13 SHOE SET -pics added often! (Click or Copy&Paste)
"First of all, I really never imagined myself being a professional athlete." -Bo Jackson
"Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust." -Jesse Owens
My Hit List I'm huntin down in Sizes 12 - 12.5 ...Hit me up!:
JORDANs...24 pairs to go!: *1 '01 Blk-Royal, D-White, '03 Patent Columbia/ *III '01 Blk-Cement DB, Blk Flip/ *IV Blk Laser, '99 Blk-Cement, Oreo/ *V Laser, Dark Army & Wolf Grey/ *VI CDP Carmine, DB, DMP, '00 Olympic & Pistons/ *XI '01 LOWS: Snake, Columbia & V-Red/ *XIII Low Navy/ *XX1 PE Blk-Red
NIKEs: ANY Air BURST (sz 12-13) /AM90 Vivid Blue, HYP NRG Infrared, Warhawk, CE-Current Blk/Infrared & Red Moire /Any Zoom Humara, Albis & Sertig /AM95 Crocodile 3M, Human Torch & Sabretooth /Griffey 1 Cinnci /Griffey 3 Blk-Metallic /Air Trainer 1.2 "Jr. 600"
SBs...21 pairs to Go!: LOWs -G&R Appetite, Red & Blue Lobsters, Homer, Mafia, New Castle, Nontourage, Pushead 2, Shark, UnVamp/ MIDs -Batman, Spiderman, UNSupreme/ HIGHs -Black 3M, T19, Iron, Ironman, BOTH Melvins, Pacman, UNLucky
LEBRONs: VII -Allstar, CTK, Christmas, Dunkman & Eastbay Grey/Red / IX YOTD-China