Every year a lot of custom sneakers are made. Think of repainting or taking apart some of the sneaker and giving it your own twist. Now Kenny Couto put his own vintage spin on the Air Jordan 3.

Over de Air Jordan 3

The Air Jordan 3 is one of the most popular models of Jordan Brand. The sneaker is the perfect combination of style and performance. For the second time, there was no Swoosh placed on the midfoot. Instead, the Nike Air logo was placed on the heel, Jumpman logo on the tongue and there was an elephant print on the sneaker. Besides these three elements, the Air Jordan 3 was also the first Jordan sneaker with a visible Air Unit.

The first two Jordans were designed by Peter Moore, but because Moore left Nike to start his own company, Nike lost one of its best designers. This caused some delay in the follow up of the Jordan 2. Luckily they had Tinker Hatfield in house, who wasn't with Nike for that long, but already in 1987 had the legendary Air Max 1 on his design c.v..

Tinker Hatfield took up the challenge and started designing the Air Jordan 3. He had listened carefully to what Michael Jordan had in mind. Tinker finally showed the design to Jordan and he was immediately in love. This was everything he had asked for! The sneaker finally came out in 1988 in four different colorways.

Air Jordan 3 'Aged Olive'

Kenny Couto has taken a good look at the Air Jordan 3 'Fire Red' and given the sneaker an 'Aged Olive' colorway. He repainted the red colour that runs across most of the upper with an olive green colour. Then he gave the white sole a yellow/cream colour. This way, it looks like the sneaker comes from the 90s and it gives the shoe a vintage look. The rest of the sneaker he has left alone and oh what a dope look!

So the Air Jordan 3 'Aged Olive' is not coming out, but let's hope Jordan Brand sees this and considers releasing a similar colorway. Check out the images below and follow us on Instagram to keep up with the latest sneaker news.


Air Jordan 3 'Aged olive'
Air Jordan 3 'Aged olive'
Air Jordan 3 'Aged olive'
Air Jordan 3 'Aged olive'
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