The Air Jordan 3 is one of several classic silhouettes from the 1980s that came together to make the Jordan Legacy 312. This hybrid model first came out in 2018. The Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 3, and Air Trainer 1 really stand out in this bold mix of icons, which is probably why the original colorways of those models seem to get much more positive attention than the newer ones.

The sneaker is new, but the hue is a throwback

This upcoming “Fire Red” version of the Jordan Legacy 312 Low shows the value of familiarity, and it couldn’t come at a better time, since the real “Fire Red” Air Jordan 3 is coming out in September. This Legacy 312 Low has the same red rear midsole and ankle collar as the Fire Red. It also has a black toe-guard and heel-guard that are reminiscent of the Air Jordan 1 “Black Toe.” The Fire Red 3s would have been better with a dark grey-on-black elephant print on the mudguard, but we’re getting off track.


With the Air Jordan 312 Low “Fire Red,” sneakerheads can play a retro game. Yes, this shoe is rough, but a little history always goes a long way. Even if the Air Jordan line isn’t as popular as it used to be, there’s something to be said about how well that red goes with that white upper.