Jordan 3 Retro Fire Red 2013

Jordan 3 Retro Fire Red 2013



White / Fire Red-Silver-Black
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Release Date
August 03, 2013
Air Jordan 3

About the Jordan 3 Retro Fire Red 2013 Sneakers

Considered one of the most recognized sneakers of all time, the Air Jordan 3 introduced many firsts for the brand. First and foremost, Michael Jordan's third signature sneaker introduced the now-revered Jumpman logo—a silhouette of His Airness leaping through the air mid-dunk—that replaced the popular Wings logo found on the Jordan 1 and 2. It was a brand he could call his own, and a major selling point in his contract renewal with Nike.

The Air Jordan 3 also enlisted a new designer, Tinker Hatfield, already esteemed in the sneaker world and now considered a legend. Hatfield had designed the Air Max 1 and Air Trainer 1, so the introduction of visible Air technology into the Jordan line was a no-brainer. Hatfield worked closely with MJ to incorporate the superstar's vision into the designs. In addition to the Jumpman logo and visible Air, the Jordan 3 also introduced an eye-catching elephant skin print, softer leather and a mid-cut height—moving away from the then-trendy high-top style. The overall design borrows design elements from its famous predecessors, the Air Jordan 1 and 2.

How the Air Jordan III Almost Never Happen

There's the famous story of Michael Jordan almost signing with another brand, and then there's this one—where MJ almost ended his partnership with Nike. Jordan's original five-year deal with Nike yielded $500,000 per year, plus royalties, for a total estimated value of $7M. An early career injury in the Air Jordan 1—a broken foot—caused him to miss much of the '85-86 season and lose trust in Nike's ability to fulfill their promises. Jordan was looking for an out.

The meeting to present the new Air Jordan 3 was a make-or-break situation for the Nike x Jordan deal.

Tinker Hatfield played a significant role in keeping Michael on board, continually advocating for and protecting MJ's input in the design process. At a crucial meeting—the unveiling of the new Air Jordan 3 design—the Nike team reportedly waited four hours for Jordan to show up. It turns out he'd been on the golf course with new prospective partners. When MJ finally arrived, Hatfield knocked his socks off with the Air Jordan 3 prototype and an apparel line. And though it was Hatfield who saved the deal, Jordan's parents also influenced his decision, reportedly telling him that his actions were "embarrassing", recalling the influence they had on their son when he signed with the brand in the first place.

Jordan 3 Retro Fire Red 2013

Air Jordan 3 Retro Fire Red high-tops have the white, black, and red colorway in a classic design. The color combination of these bulls-inspired Jordans is presented with minimal seams and stitching. White panels make up most of the shoe with black mudguards and heel panels. A stripe of Fire Red also wraps around the heel below a red "Jumpman" logo that also appears on the tongues of these shoes. Neutral grey panels line either side of the laces with red and white lace holes. Grey also makes up most of the sole with a red section on the ball of the foot.

Ratings & Reviews

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25 average ratings

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  • by psychovideoJanuary 27, 2017

    Retro 3's the best J ever made.

    Retro 3's the best J ever made. Fire red is my preference.

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  • by 2015sidroMay 29, 2019

    Jordan 3 red cement

    Very well made shoe

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  • by substert_61July 10, 2022

    Fire red 2013!

    Very nice shoe way better than the 2022 version!

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  • by jdw81024_2May 12, 2021

    Great shoe

    Great shoe great price and great quality

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  • by hillj_alviMay 08, 2020

    My j3's

    Great purchase, really happy with the shoes.

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  • by mrbigg2May 25, 2022

    Needed them

    Good quality

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  • by rocketeer54555April 14, 2021

    Love it


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  • by connola5March 07, 2022



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