Winter is now almost upon us in most regions of the world, and it is time that Nike starts pushing out more “Winterized” silhouettes. Today, we go through the details for the upcoming Air Jordan 3 Winterized Archaeo Brown, which releases on October 8th for $210.

Stay tuned as we estimate its resale value and advise you on whether you should cop or drop it.

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The Air Jordan 3 has fallen off slightly when it comes to the resale value relative to the Air Jordan 4 and the Air Jordan 1. These sneakers are a gamble when you’re picking one up for resale, but there are ways of knowing which colorways to go for.

Usually, retros of popular colorways should be your best bet as they still are some of the most profitable. Considering that the Jordan 3 is one of Michael Jordan’s favorite sneakers ever, they are not as hyped as the other Jordan colorways.

Jordan Brand used this exact colorway on the Air Jordan 14 recently but to see how profitable the Air Jordan 3 Winterized Archaeo Brown will be, let’s head on over to the secondary market.

Air Jordan 3 OG Retro Fire Red 2022

  • Retail Price: $210
  • Average Resale: $230
  • Release Date: Saturday, September 10th, 2022
  • Colorway: White/Fire Red-Black
  • Style Code: DN3707-160
Air Jordan 3 Retro Fire Red Quarter View
Air Jordan 3 Retro Fire Red Quarter View

The Air Jordan 3 Retro Fire Red, which was first introduced in 1988 and then reissued in 2007 and 2013, came back in its most authentic form yet!

With white stitching dividing the spotless upper portion from the grey elephant print leather into the toes and rears, the uppers have white leather around the toes and side panels.

Although the collars have the usual leather white overlays, underlays, on the other hand they feature a bright orange tinge. Coming to the rear heel tabs, below them are large contrasting embossed “Nike Air” branding.

The throats are grey and covered in traditional white laces, while white tongues feature the iconic Jump-Man branding in red. Inserts of the sneaker are also red and feature contrasting white Nike branding.

Red midsoles, grey outsoles with white and red hits, and red “Nike” branding finish off the design.

Although retro colorways usually are more profitable, these are not. On average, this Jordan 3 has been reselling for around $230 per pair on the secondary market. Currently, on StockX, they have even been reselling for discounted prices as well.

If you are interested in copping the most hyped and profitable sneakers for retail prices and flipping them, read the Hypemaster Playbook and learn all the secrets of the game!

Air Jordan 3 Retro Dark Iris

  • Retail Price: $200
  • Average Resell: $210
  • Release Date: Wednesday, August 24th, 2022
  • Colorway: White/Black-Dark Iris-Cement Grey
  • Style Code: CT8532-105
Air Jordan 3 Retro Dark Iris Quarter View
Air Jordan 3 Retro Dark Iris Quarter View

Although it uses a different shade of purple, the Air Jordan 3 Retro Dark Iris is evocative of the court purple hue.

On the toes, side panels, and collars of the uppers, crisp white leather is used for construction. With cement grey elephant patterns on the toes and heels of the shoes, things start to get crazy the lower we go.

The bottom eye stays are the descriptive purple color, and the laces are crisp white. The eye stays are made of a polka-dotted cloth with what seems to be vented. Additionally, there are Dark Iris Jump-Man emblems on the tongues to correspond with the interiors’ and collars’ complementary colors.

The layout is completed with white midsoles with purple accents, an exposed grey Air Unit, and grey outsoles. It seems like 2022 is a pretty bad year for the Air Jordan 3.

This sneaker has had an incredible lifespan, and over the years, people have been lining up for hours for a pair but recently, and likely with the lack of iconic retro colorways, it seems to have reduced a lot of the hype.

For the most part, this Air Jordan 3 is reselling for around retail prices, and in some cases on StockX, they are even reselling for under retail prices. The Air Jordan 3 Winterized Archaeo Brown will likely have a similar resale value.

Air Jordan 3 Retro Desert Elephant

  • Retail Price: $200
  • Estimated Resell: $200
  • Release Date: Saturday, June 25th, 2022
  • Colorway: Black/Rush Orange-Fossil Stone-Sail
  • Style Code: CT8532-008
Air Jordan 3 Retro Winterized Archaeo Brown Quarter View
Air Jordan 3 Retro Winterized Archaeo Brown Quarter View

Despite having a completely new look, these Air Jordan 3s have color blocking that was inspired by the Black Cement hue.

Black leather toes, scuff guards, and side panels are added to the leather and suede mixed uppers. While the top eye stays are suede in a speckled sail color, the eye stays themselves are black with orange eyelet sections.

Orange Jump-Man logos are imprinted on the Fossil Stone tongues, yet Fossil Stone still covers the sock liners and interiors.

On the toes and rears, the elephant pattern, which is typically cement grey, is now made of dark brown cracked leather. The pattern is completed with white outsoles and midsoles with the orange “Jordan” logo.

These Air Jordans, too are quite unprofitable and resell on average for the same as retail prices and often sell for under retail prices as well. The Air Jordan 3 Winterized Archaeo Brown will likely have a similar resale value.

Air Jordan 3 Winterized Archaeo Brown: A Closer Look

  • Retail Price: $210
  • Estimated Resell: $180-$210
  • Release Date: Saturday, October 8th, 2022
  • Colorway: ARCHAEO BROWN/DARK SMOKE GREY-FOSSIL STONE-LIGHT BORDEAUX-CEMENT GREY
  • Style Code: DR8869-200
Air Jordan 3 Winterized Archaeo Brown Quarter View
Air Jordan 3 Winterized Archaeo Brown Quarter View

Jordan Brand has debuted the Air Jordan 3 in brand-new, contemporary designs throughout 2022. The Air Jordan 3 has not been altered by another company or designer since 2021’s A Ma Maniére appearance, in contrast to other styles like the Air Jordan 2 that have had quite a few collaborations this year.

The Air Jordan 3 has now received an update with a winterized variant in time for the forthcoming autumn and winter seasons.

After giving us a sneak peek of this “Archaeo Brown” colorway, Nike released its official, in-depth images a few days before the release. This Air Jordan 3 emphasizes a variety of maroon, grey, and brown hues on its winterized suede upper.

The majority of the upper’s colors are brown, with maroon accents at the heel and tongue bases. To provide more substance to the shoe, the grey mudguard and heel counter have white “sashiko” accents.

The sole unit completes the design with a visible Air unit that is encircled by an off-white midsole and sits on top of a light grey rubber outsole.

Air Jordan 3 Winterized Archaeo Brown Side View
Air Jordan 3 Winterized Archaeo Brown Side View
Air Jordan 3 Winterized Archaeo Brown Hover View
Air Jordan 3 Winterized Archaeo Brown Hover View
Air Jordan 3 Winterized Archaeo Brown Rear View
Air Jordan 3 Winterized Archaeo Brown Rear View
Air Jordan 3 Winterized Archaeo Brown Outsole
Air Jordan 3 Winterized Archaeo Brown Outsole

Where to Buy For Retail

You can buy these sneakers on October 8th for a retail price of $210 per pair. For stock, check out the following stores:

Estimated Resale Value

These Air Jordans will probably not even sell out in some sizes, and I do not expect great resale.

On the secondary market, expect them to resell for discounted prices.

Conclusion

  • Air Jordan 3 Winterized Archaeo Brown
  • Retail Price: $210
  • Estimated Resell: $180-$210
  • Release Date: Saturday, October 8th, 2022
  • Colorway: ARCHAEO BROWN/DARK SMOKE GREY-FOSSIL STONE-LIGHT BORDEAUX-CEMENT GREY
  • Style Code: DR8869-200

Where to Buy (Retail)

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FAQs On Air Jordan 3

Are Jordan 3s a thing?

Jordan 3s officially released in 1988 and although the second signature sneakers were a flop, the Jordan 3s were a huge and and widely considered as one of Michael Jordan’s favorite.

Do they still make Jordan 3?

Jordan Brand still makes many colorways of the Air Jordan 3 that are entirely new not just retro colorways that look the same. The Winterized, for example, even features new materials.

Is Jordan 3 comfortable?

The Jordan 3 is surely a comfortable shoe but for that price, there are way better options, and the 3 is not exactly built for comfort or to be worn all day around. Maybe go for the Air Max 97s if comfort is your thing.

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Mohammad Yousaf

As a business student, Mohammad was thoroughly impressed with where the secondary market was heading for sneakers. He quickly realized that what used to be considered as a side hustle, was now the main income stream for many. He has studied the game ever since.

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