The Air Jordan 3 is a basketball shoe designed by Tinker Hatfield and released by Nike. It was first released in 1988, and was worn by Michael Jordan during the 1988-1989 season. The shoe features a leather or nubuck upper, with a unique design that includes a plastic mesh on the side and the iconic elephant print. The shoe also features a polyurethane midsole and an air-sole unit in the heel for cushioning, as well as a rubber outsole for traction. Over the years it has been re-released in various colorways and materials, and it's considered one of the most iconic Air Jordan models.