Air Jordan 3 x J Balvin "Rio" Receives A Release Date

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: J Balvin attends the G-SHOCK 40th Anniversary Celebration at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 09, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)
This summer is going to be big.

The renowned Air Jordan 3 stands as an iconic creation from Jordan Brand, representing a significant part of Michael Jordan's footwear legacy. Combining simplicity with style, its mid-top shape provides excellent support. The Air Jordan 3 is distinguished by a distinctive feature – a visible air cushion in the sole, ensuring comfort during both casual strolls and athletic activities. Notably, the sneaker boasts an eye-catching element: the inclusion of an elephant print on the upper, contributing a unique and stylish texture to the shoe. In essence, the Air Jordan 3 remains a timeless classic, celebrated for its fusion of comfort and fashion.

Esteemed musician J Balvin joined forces with Jordan Brand for a noteworthy collaboration, giving rise to the J Balvin x Air Jordan 1 sneaker. Infused with lively and vibrant colors, the design harmonizes with J Balvin's distinct aesthetic. The intricate palette spans hues of blue, green, and pink, extending the dynamic color scheme to the sneaker's sole. A personal touch is added with J Balvin's signature smiley face logo embellishing the heel. In essence, J Balvin's vision for the sneaker was to evoke a sense of joy and positivity, making it a vibrant expression of his unique style.

"Rio" Air Jordan 3

The sneakers showcase a gradient rubber sole coupled with a black midsole. Constructed from black leather, the uppers are adorned with a grey elephant print lining at the bottoms. Inspired by Rio, additional gradient features accentuate the sneaker. Notably, the left sneaker bears the Nike Air logo, while J Balvin's signature smiley face graces the right. A light yellow Jumpman logo completes the design on the tongue.

Sneaker Bar Detroit reports that the Air Jordan 3 x J Balvin “Rio” will be released on May 22nd. Also, these sneakers will have a retail price of $250 when they drop. As always, make sure to let us know what you think about these kicks in the comments below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the most recent updates and news from the sneaker community. We’ll make sure to offer you the newest products from the most notable brands.


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About The Author
Ben Atkinson is a sneaker content writer at HotNewHipHop, with expertise in web content writing, digital marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). Ben’s love for sneakers began when he was 13. He founded Midwest Soles, his sneaker reselling business. He bought and sold hundreds of popular sneakers and learned everything there is to know about the sneaker market. He eventually combined his passion for sneakers with his passion for writing and started covering sneaker releases and valuable sneaker reselling information. Ben has previously written for Sneaker Flippers, managing the site’s email newsletter to over 15,000 engaged readers with a focus on enhancing the click/open rate to increase the sale conversion rate overall. On top of this, Ben would also create written content for the site with a view to increasing web traffic and online sales through SEO optimization. His favorite sneakers are the Air Jordan 1 ‘Bred’ and the Nike x Parra Air Max 1.