First look at the 2018 Black Cement AJ3.
The beloved "Black Cement" Air Jordan 3 will be making its return next year during the NBA's All-Star Weekend, amid a stretch of days that are traditionally loaded with highly coveted sneaker releases.
According to reports, the Black Cement 3s will be arriving on February 17th, which happens to be Michael Jordan's birthday, for the retail price of $200. The kicks, which last released in 2011, will return with "Nike Air" branding on the heel.
Images of the 2018 Black Cement 3s recently surfaced in GS sizes, which you can check out below.
First look at the Air Jordan 3 "Black Cement" dropping in 2018. Thicker elephant print truer to the OG. pic.twitter.com/mopqewkA2k— Modern Notoriety (@ModernNotoriety) September 30, 2017
In addition to the Black Cement 3s, Jordan Brand will also release the unreleased "Katrina" Air Jordan 3 in 2018, as well as the black and green "Altitude" Air Jordan 13s. And that's not all.
The black and grey "Shadow" Air Jordan 1s will reportedly be featured as part of Jordan Brand's 2018 lineup, marking the first time the beloved shoe has released since 2013. The kicks, one of the OG Air Jordan 1 colorways, were originally rumored to drop this year but it appears Jordan Brand is pushing the release back until next year.
Additionally, two of the more popular Air Jordan XIVs are also on tap for 2018, according to @Zsneakerheadz (via @Soleheatonfeet). The sneaker source claims both the white/red "Candy Cane" Air Jordan XIV and the black/red "Last Shot" Air Jordan XIV will be making their return to retailers next year. It's worth noting, next June will mark the 20th anniversary of Michael Jordan's game-winning "Last Shot" over Utah's Bryon Russell in the NBA Finals, so those kicks figure to release in June in honor of MJ's 6th NBA championship.
On top of all that, @Zsneakerheadz mentioned a couple more notable Air Jordan releases for 2018, including the "Dark Shadow" and "Steel" Air Jordan 10s, a pair of grey Air Jordan 11 Lows, a new "Desert Sand" Air Jordan XIV and the "Melo" Air Jordan 2, which serves as a nod to Carmelo Anthony's Denver Nuggets days.
It's too early to truly know when any of those sneakers will be releasing, and there will surely be more leaks as we get closer to the new year, but for now we know to expect the "Black Cement" 3s during the NBA's All-Star festivities.