#WearTheMessage: 20 Shoe Models Embraced by the Hip Hop Community

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15. Air Jordan III

We would go as far as saying that 95% of the Air Jordan III's that come out are all certified bangers. The few that weren't as well received were in atypical colors (e.g., the "Jokers"), but even those eventually sold out and have the potential to find a following. It's been rumored that in the late '80s Michael Jordan was considering ending his partnership with Nike but it was this model that made him stick with the brand. The designer, Tinker Hatfield, has somewhat debunked that theory but it's a nice campfire story for sneakerheads. The cement print alone sets it apart and there's versatility in the color combo for it. Wear these with leather jogging pants, regular jogging pants, a suit or plain jeans and you will still make necks crack.

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