Verdict from 9 experts and 7 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Several owners are declaring that the Air Jordan 3 Retro Flyknit is one of the best releases of 2018.
  • Most purchasers are pleasantly surprised with these basketball sneakers. They highly recommend copping a pair.
  • The full Flyknit upper and glow-in-the-dark outsole really sets these Michael Jordan sneakers apart, a good number of wearers remark.
  • The Flyknit edition of the AJ 3 is lighter than the original, some owners observe.
  • According to a good number of reviewers, these Air Jordan basketball shoes are very comfortable to wear. They claim that the insole is thicker and feels plusher than the regular Air Jordan 3.
  • At least one commenter says that the outsole feels grippy indoors.
  • Most reviewers are impressed with the quality of the Flyknit. They say that it is soft, flexible, supportive, and durable. The Nike KD 11 also comes with a full-Flyknit upper.
  • Several purchasers really dig the Air Jordan 3 Flyknit’s silhouette. According to them, these MJ shoes are fashionable to wear and goes well with everything.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Many commenters are not pleased with the $200 price tag. Buyers have the same gripe about LeBron’s 16th basketball shoes with Nike.
  • A handful of reviewers are claiming that these basketball shoes are a bit wide in the forefoot.

Bottom line

Reviewers are quite pleased with how the Air Jordan 3 Retro Flyknit turned out. The multi-textured knit upper is well executed, and the glow-in-the-dark outsole makes these Michael Jordan sneakers stand out. The Flyknit upper along with the leather inner lining also make this one comfortable basketball shoe. Overall, the Air Jordan 3 Flyknit delivers premium comfort and a touch of class that justifies its $200 price tag.

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Good to know

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of Michael Jordan’s most beloved sneakers, Jordan Brand has decided to remaster the classic silhouette and equip it with today’s most innovative footwear technology - Nike Flyknit.

The Air Jordan 3 Retro Flyknit boasts a full Flyknit upper that mimics the lines and patterns of the original Air Jordan 3. This lighter version also comes with premium touches such as waxed laces, leather lining, and a glossy midsole.

Cushion. The Air Jordan 3 Flyknit is equipped with an encapuslated Air-sole unit. The Air unit reduces the force of impact for maximum comfort.

Traction. These Michael Jordan sneakers feature an abrasion-resistant glow-in-the-dark outsole with a modified circular traction pattern that provides superior grip on a variety of surfaces.

Length and Width. Reviewers are claiming that the sizing is the same as the regular Air Jordan 3; however, they also say that they have received reports that the Flyknit is loose-fitting. Testers recommend ordering your real size if unable to try the shoes in store.

Lockdown. These Air Jordan basketball shoes have extra lace holes that offer a fully customizable fit.

As its name suggests, the Air Jordan 3 Flyknit is equipped with a Flyknit upper that conforms to the shape of the foot. The lightweight Flyknit material is engineered to provide maximum support and comfort.

Varying knit patterns provide structure along the heel, toe, and lower lateral sides. A black leather lining complements the smooth ride delivered by the knit upper.

The Air Jordan 3 Flyknit fuses today’s most innovative upper technology with one of Jordan Brand’s most iconic styles. The intricately-textured knit upper mimics the smooth leather, tumbled leather, and elephant print found on the OG Air Jordan 3.

Premium touches include the leather lining, waxed laces, and a glossy midsole. A ghostly green glow-in-the-dark outsole completes the modern retro theme that is both court and street ready.

The Flyknit iteration of the Air Jordan 3 arrives in a stealthy Black/Black/Anthracite hue. At this point, this is the only colorway available. Stay tuned to our site for an updated list of hues as Jordan Brand is set to release more colorways.


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