by Brendan Dunne

The retro return of the Air Jordan XX3 isn't something that anybody saw coming.

Jordan Brand recently released new editions of the Air Jordan XX, proving that it was willing to pull from more recent designs for re-issues, but the return of the XX3 sets a new benchmark for recent retros of flagship shoes.

The sneaker is a Chicago homage, featuring "CHI CITY" embroidery, stars that reference the city's flag, and numbers on in the inside of the tongue calling out the city's 773 and 312 area codes.

There is no Jordan release date associated with this sneaker yet, but expect a December arrival.

Air Jordan XX3 "Chicago"
University Red/University Red-Gum Yellow
Style #: 811645-650