words // Brandon Richard

Before the 'Powder' 10 makes its anticipated return in February, the colorway will make its Air Jordan 3 debut a month earlier.

Part of the brand's continuous salute to MJ's alma mater, the shoe boasts a predominantly powder blue upper, helped by black on the tongue, laces, eyestay, elephant print overlays and heel. Wolf Grey makes its presence felt on the tongue Jumpman logo and inner lining. Black and white share the midsole, which sits atop a grey rubber outsole to complete the look.

The 'Powder' Air Jordan 3 drops Saturday, January 18 for $170 at nike.com, Eastbay, Foot Locker, Footaction Champs Sports and other Jordan retailers. Sizes run from men's to toddler.

01/18/14 Air Jordan 3 Retro
136064-406 Dark Powder Blue/Black-Wolf Grey-White
$170.00 - Men's
$120.00 - Gradeschool
$75.00 - Preschool
$55.00 - Toddler

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