In addition to reports that a new purple-based colorway is hitting shelves next summer, word of another Air Jordan 3 release is making rounds on social media.

Per zSneakerheadz, there’s also a premium Air Jordan 3 “Desert Elephant” makeup arriving in 2022. Based on the mock-up imagery provided by the leaker account, the forthcoming pair will resemble the classic “Black Cement” colorway but swaps the grey accents on the tongue, sock liner, and outsole for brown. Additionally, the account also states that the elephant print overlays will have a “Natural” finish and will come in special packaging. As of now, imagery of the shoe has yet to surface.

There’s currently no confirmed info on the “Desert Elephant” Air Jordan 3 from Jordan Brand but we’ll keep you updated with new information in the months ahead.

UPDATE (06/09): With the release right around the corner, official Nike product images of the “Desert Elephant” Air Jordan 3 have now emerged. Per @zSneakerheadz on Instagram, the new colorway is slated to hit stores on July 25 for $200. Check back soon to Sole Collector for official updates in the coming weeks.

UPDATE (07/16): Nike confirms on SNKRS that the “Desert Elephant” Air Jordan 3 will be released on July 30 via the app for $200. Grab a detailed look at the shoe below.

Air Jordan 3 “Desert Elephant”
Release Date: 07/30/22
Color: Black/Rush Orange-Fossil Stone-Sail
Style #: CT8532-008
Price: $200

Air Jordan 3 "Desert Elephant' CT8532 008 Lateral
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Air Jordan 3 "Desert Elephant' CT8532 008 Medial
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Air Jordan 3 "Desert Elephant' CT8532 008 Top
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Air Jordan 3 "Desert Elephant' CT8532 008 Heel
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Air Jordan 3 "Desert Elephant' CT8532 008 Outsole
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Air Jordan 3 "Desert Elephant' CT8532 008 Toe
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Air Jordan 3 "Desert Elephant' CT8532 008 Heel
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Air Jordan 3 "Desert Elephant' CT8532 008 Insole
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Air Jordan 3 "Desert Elephant' CT8532 008 Box
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