Samples in the sneaker industry are nothing new. In fact, some of the most sought after sneakers tend to be samples. Thankfully, some designers like to showcase the process behind their silhouettes. As of late Hiroshi Fujiwara has been giving us a closer look at some of his unreleased samples. Just last week, he revealed a fragment design x Air Max 1, which was set to drop as part of his “The Ten.” Now, he has just unveiled an Air Jordan 3 sample.
As one of the most iconic faces in street culture, Hiroshi Fujiwara has been working with Nike for decades. After his Air Jordan 1s in 2014, Fujiwara revealed that he was supposed to work with Nike on another “The Ten” collection before Virgil Abloh ultimately won. Since then, he has been showcasing some of the designs that never made it to production.
This Air Jordan 3 sample features a simple black and grey colour blocking, dressed in premium suede and leather. The contrasting shades of grey help to create neutrality to this shoe. White stitching across the toe and white lettering above the Air Unit helps bring it altogether. On the heel, the classic fragment design lightning bolt can be seen, with the the “SU17” code leading us to believe this should have released in summer 2017.
Can you imagine how different the sneaker world would look now had Nike not chosen Virgil Abloh? Check out the image below and let us know what you think of these fragment design x Air Jordan 3s.
Image Source: Hiroshi Fujiwara