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The J Balvin x Nike Air Jordan 3 “Rio” Heats Up: New Images Surface

Inspired and named after his son, "Rio".


[Update 8 May 2024] Official images of the J Balvin x Nike Air Jordan 3 “Rio” are here. Aside from the pair itself, the new photos showcase the alternate laces and bespoke shoebox the shoes will be housed in. Check them out in the gallery above!

After which, head over to the SNKRDUNK App and favorite the pair to stay notified of a price drop after its 22 May release date.

[Update 16 Apr 2024] With the J Balvin x Nike Air Jordan 3 “Rio” releasing in just over a month, new images have surfaced thanks to Sneaker Knockerz. These images give us a closer look at the silhouette. Peep the gallery above and stay tuned for more updates!

[Update 4 Apr 2024] A slew of new images of the J Balvin x Nike Air Jordan 3 “Rio” have come to light, by way of @fuelkicks.

The pair is set to drop on 22 May 2024 with an RRP of US$250. For those interested, feel free to head over to the SNKRDUNK App, favorite it, stay updated on price changes, and cop when you feel the price is right.

[Update 11 Mar 2024] New images of J Balvin’s fourth Jordan Brand collaboration have surfaced—courtesy of @nicekicks. Adorned in Black, Solar Flare, and Total Crimson Abyss, the shoe’s bold aesthetic is a contrast to the earlier-released “Medellín Sunset” colorway.

It comes in full-family sizing and hits retail stores on 22 May 2024. Peep the new images in the gallery above!

[Update 1 Feb 2024] The release date of the J Balvin x Nike Air Jordan 3 “Rio” has now been finalized—22 May 2024. Additionally, three more images of the J Balvin x Nike Air Jordan 3 “Rio” have emerged. Scroll through the gallery to check them out!

[Update 30 Aug 2023] The J Balvin x Nike Air Jordan 3 “Rio” has been projected for a summer 2024 release with an RRP of US$250. Nevertheless, he’s recently donned the pair during a pickup game with Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler. Check out the images of the scene at the gallery above! More details should emerge within the coming weeks.


Coming off an early preview of his Nike Air Jordan 3 “Medellín Sunset”, J Balvin and Jordan Brand seem to be back in the studio on yet another colorway for the silhouette. Named after his firstborn son, Rio, the J Balvin x Nike Air Jordan 3 “Rio” will find its way to Nike’s shelves next year.

First revealed by reliable insiders @zsneakerheadz and @sneakerfiles, the upcoming collaboration will see the color blocking of “Black/Solar Flare/Total Crimson Abyss”. However, there’s only a mock-up of the sneaker available currently as the exact color arrangement is not yet known.

While the “Medellín Sunset” is still slated for a release this September, this “Rio” iteration will only arrive on 22 May 2024.

In other sneaker-related news, check out the Nike Air Jordan 1 Low WMNS “Galactic Jade”.

Image via @zsneakerheadz and @sneakerfiles