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Are The Nike Air Jordan III Retro ’88 Sneakers Really Going To Retail For $200?

Submitted by on January 13, 2013 – 3:34 pm2 Comments

A few weeks ago, some images of the Nike Air Jordan III Retro ’88 sneakers leaked out and revealed what the new retro sneakers are going to look like. Well, actually, we already knew what they were going to look like. But, the images revealed that, unlike past Air Jordan III retro sneakers, the retro sneakers that are going to be released in 2013 will include the iconic “NIKE AIR” branding on heel like the original Air Jordan IIIs did. Nike is including that “NIKE AIR” branding on the retro sneakers because they were originally released back in 1988, which means that 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the original Air Jordan III being released. So, they’re doing some special things this year to help celebrate the sneaker.

Unfortunately, sneakerheads are going to have to pay the price for this celebration, though. We know that because yet another image just leaked out that shows how much a pair of the Nike Air Jordan III Retro ’88 sneakers are presumably going to cost. That cost? $200. That’s right, instead of the $160 price tags that most Air Jordan retro sneakers carry, it appears that the box for the Air Jordan III ’88 has a price tag indicating that they’ll cost you 200 bucks when they drop later this year. That’s a pretty significant markup for a relatively small but important change to the back of the sneaker. And, it already has some sneakerheads saying that they won’t pick up a pair when they drop as a result of it.

So, what do you think about the price of the Air Jordan III ’88 retro sneakers? If they really do cost $200, will that stop you from picking up a pair? Or, do you want a pair so badly that you’re willing to pay the price in order to get your hands on them? If history has shown us anything, it’s that there are going to be plenty of people out there willing to fork over 200 bucks for a pair of these. But, we wish Nike wouldn’t have passed the buck, so to speak, when they priced these sneakers. Aren’t we supposed to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of one of the most iconic pairs of Air Jordans ever? So then, why does it feel like we’re all getting screwed with a higher price tag this time around?

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