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Detailed Look: Fragment x Nike Air Jordan 3 Sample

Rumored to be limited to only 8-10 pairs.


In 2020, the legendary designer Hiroshi Fujiwara teamed up with the Jordan Brand to bring us the Fragment × Nike Air Jordan 3 “White/Black”. But did you know, there was another sample Fragment x Air Jordan 3 that drew similarities to the infamous Fragment x Air Jordan 1 High?

A year before the release of the “White/Black”, Hiroshi Fujiwara himself was spotted in the sample Fragment x Air Jordan 3 while visiting Hong Kong’s Nike On Air event. As mentioned above, the sample contained hits of “Royal Blue” across the collar, midsole and heel branding—drawing instant comparisons to the 2014 Fragment x Air Jordan 1 High.

With Fujiwara himself wearing them to an official Nike event, fans were swirling with anticipation about its eventual release. However, that was not to be. While Fragment and Jordan Brand did eventually release an Air Jordan 3 in 2020, it lacked the “Royal Blue” aspect that immediately detracted itself from the iconic Fragment x Air Jordan 1 pair.

As it turns out nearly three years later, the Fragment x Air Jordan 3 is nothing more than a sample. It became one of the biggest “what ifs” in the sneakersphere, and it looks certain to remain that way. According to some reports, the silhouette is limited to just 8-10 pairs ever produced, making it one of the rarest sneakers to come across.

While the majority of us will never be able to get a hold of the sample pair, @truesthawaii managed to.  Thankfully, the boutique was kind enough to share detailed imagery of the pair. In fact, this might quite possibly the only on-hand photos of the unreleased pair we’ve seen to date. Check out via the top slider above.

Whether it will eventually be released to the world, only time will tell. Stay tuned as we’ll definitely bring you news about the Fragment x Nike Air Jordan 3 Sample if it releases to the public.

Speaking of Fujiwara, he was recently spotted at The World of Flight Tokyo Shibuya‘s pre-opening event along with Travis Scott.

Image Courtesy: @truesthawaii, @TalkSole