An eagerly awaited reissue with a charitable connection, the Jordan 3 ‘Katrina’ has traversed a long and winding road to end up on the feet of Jordan enthusiasts. Although the white, cement patterned and red accented Jordan 3 sports a decidedly old school look, the colorway was originally a player exclusive release worn by Derek Anderson, one of the first endorsers of the debuting Jordan Brand. The Katrina connection comes from the pairs Nike produced and auctioned off in 2006 as part of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
This particular design has proved elusive, to put it midly, to the general, shoe buying public. Nike’s anniversary reissue of the shoe presents a rare chance to obtain this slice of Jordan history.