The Air Jordan 3 “Dark Iris” is Dropping Soon

Jordan Brand has made a killing flipping their rare player-exclusive colorways into more widely available general releases over the past few years. And that trend is set to continue later this August with the release of the Air Jordan 3 “Dark Iris.”

While not overtly similar, the sneaker does share some characteristics with Kobe Bryant’s Air Jordan 3 P.E., which he famously donned during the 2002-2003 NBA season. That same pair was later remade and given to the basketball superstar’s friends and family in 2016 as part of the Jordan’s 3/8 Retro “Kobe Pack.” The sneaker is often cited as a grail to many sneakerheads due to its design, limited availability, and association to the late-great Kobe Bryant.

So, if you don’t have thousands of dollars laying around to spend on a pair of super-rare kicks, these will be a great alternative.

Like the aforementioned P.E., the Air Jordan 3 “Dark Iris” features a tumbled leather upper done in white. From there, dark “Cement Grey” elephant-print panels are overlayed at the mudguards and heels.

The base is accented with brooding “Dark Iris” accents, which are reminiscent of those found on Kobe’s Air Jordan 3. The tone takes up the heel-side portion of the foam midsole, lowermost and uppermost eyestays, and perforated ankle-collar panels. Branding includes Jumpman logos at both the tongues and TPU heel panels.

To finish the colorway off, Jordan Brand opts for a white foam midsole, and a rubber outsole that features both white and grey portions.

The Air Jordan 3 “Dark Iris” will be available both in-store and on on August 24th in full-family sizing.