Air Jordan 3 Samples Never Released

by Brandon Richard

Without directly saying so, the Jordan Brand acknowledged that the Air Jordan 3 has been overproduced when they decided to temporarily suspend its production back in August. The news sent shockwaves through sneaker community, triggering a split response between enthusiasts who believe less is more and fanatics who can't get enough.

According to our Definitive Guide, 25 different colorways of the Air Jordan 3 have released since 1988. In just the past two years, we've seen 10 new styles added to the lineup. Additionally, each original colorway has been re-released at least twice and as many four times.

Though those numbers may be a bit surprising, just as many colorways never made it past the sample stage. From look-sees to Niketown displays, we've put together a gallery of Air Jordan 3 samples that never hit the production line. Scroll through and let us know which pair you'd like to see release when the classic returns remastered in the future.

Player Exclusives not included.

 

Air Jordan III 3 True Blue Sample (2000)

'True Blue' (2000)

 

Air Jordan III 3 True Blue Sample (2001)

'True Blue' (2001)

 

Air Jordan III 3 Wizards Sample (2003)

'Wizards' (2003)

 

Air Jordan III 3 Clear Sole Sample (2003)

'Clear Sole' (2003)

 

Air Jordan III 3 Katrina Sample (2006)

'Katrina' (2006)

 

Air Jordan III 3 White/Black Sample

White/Black (2006)

 

Air Jordan III 3 White/Red Sample (2006)

White/Red (2006)

 

Air Jordan III 3 College Grey Sample (2007)

'College Grey' (2007)

 

Air Jordan III 3 Cool Grey Sample (2007)

'Cool Grey' (2007)

 

Air Jordan III 3 White/Orange Sample (2007)

White/Orange (2007)

 

Air Jordan III 3 Black/Grey Sample (2008)

Black/Grey (2008)

 

Air Jordan III 3 White/White Sample (2008)

White (2008)

 

Air Jordan III 3 Denim Sample (2009)

'Denim' (2009)

 

Air Jordan III 3 Khaki Sample (2009)

'Khaki' (2009)

 

Air Jordan III 3 History of Flight Sample (2009)

'History of Flight' (2009)

 

Air Jordan III 3 Pantone 284 Sample (2010)

'Pantone 284' (2010)

 

Air Jordan III 3 Pantone Sample (2010)

'Pantone' (2010)

 

Air Jordan III 3 All-White Sample (2013)

'Anniversary' (2010)

 

Air Jordan III 3 Black Nubuck Sample (2011)

'Black Nubuck' (2011)

 

Air Jordan III 3 Rainbow Pack Sample (2011)

'Rainbow' (2011)

 

Air Jordan III 3 Georgetown Sample (2012)

'Georgetown' (2012)

 

Air Jordan III 3 XX8 Days of Flight Sample (2013)

'XX8 Days of Flight' (2013)

 

Air Jordan III 3 All-Red Sample (2014)

Red (2014)

 

Air Jordan III 3 Black/Red Bred Sample

'Bred' (Unknown)

 

Air Jordan III 3 Fire Red Sample

'Fire Red' (Unknown)

 

Air Jordan III 3 White/Red Perf Sample

White/Red 'Perf' (Unknown)

 

Air Jordan III 3 Pearlized Sample

'Pearlized' (Unknown)

 

Air Jordan III 3 Black/Red Sample

'Bred' (Unknown)

 

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