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Of all the iterations of the Air Jordan sneakers, Player Exclusive pairs pose a particularly elite status. Player Exclusive shoes are made exclusively for players, and not released to the general public. From gracing the feet of Michael Jordan to the courts of March Madness, a Player Exclusive pair is as close a collector can get to owning a piece of the game. This pair of Player Exclusive Air Jordan III's were designed in 2018 to commemorate the Georgetown Hoyas. It was however a particularly notable year for the Georgetown Hoyas, as it was the first time in 40 years they did not compete in the March Madness tournament.
The Georgetown Hoyas, an Air Jordan sponsored team, has a long and rich history in the NCAA. Appearing in the NCAA tournament 30 times with 5 appearances in the final four and one NCAA Tournament Championship (1984), the Georgetown Hoyas have produced some of the strongest basketball players in the game's history. Notably, Georgetown University is the alma mater of famed NBA All-star and current Georgetown University coach Patrick Ewing.
The Air Jordan III is credited with keeping Michael Jordan at Nike after the original Air Jordan designer Peter Moore left the company. Hatfield designed the shoe in close collaboration with Jordan, addressing the player’s request for a more lightweight modern shoe. The Air Jordan III, notably, is the first Air Jordan to feature ‘Visible Air’ in the form of an air pocket under the heel. Though just in the beginning of his career Hatfield would become one of the most influential sneaker designers of all time. The most notable features of the Air Jordan III are the elephant print around the toe box and the iconic Air Jordan ‘Jumpman’ logo on the tongue.
Deadstock condition in original box.