The Chicago Bulls encountered many worthy adversaries en route to their six-title dynasty in the 90s, but no rivalry was quite as heated as encounters with the New York Knicks. Now, an upcoming colorway of the Air Jordan 3 will inherit the famous scheme of the 'Bockers.
Along with classic Jordan 3 blocking, the shoe features New York-inspired royal and orange hits on a white-based upper, with traditional elephant print panels wrapping the toe and heel. In a video of the retro shared by DJ Khaled, we see a tag bearing '04.08.88,' the date of a game against the Knicks in which Michael Jordan scored 40 points in a Bulls victory.
Expect the "Knicks" Air Jordan 3 to release on Sept. 21 for $190.
UPDATE (08/29): According to zSneakerheadz, the "Knicks" Air Jordan 3 will now be dropping on Sept. 14, which is one week earlier than its initial Sept. 21 release date.
UPDATE (09/04): With its release date just a little over a week away, the "Knicks" Air Jordan 3 can now be viewed in all its glory courtesy of GOAT.
UPDATE (09/10): Nike has officially confirmed that the Air Jordan 3 "Knicks" is releasing on the SNKRS app this Saturday for $190. According to the brand, inside the tongue features a tag bearing the date 04/08/88 to commemorate Michael Jordan's 40-point performance in a win over one of his biggest rivals that season, the New York Knicks.
Air Jordan 3 Retro "Knicks"
Release Date: 09/14/19
Color: White/Old Royal-University Orange-Tech Grey
Style #: 136064-148