Infrared and Air Jordans has been a common connection since back in 1991 when the Air Jordan 6 originally released but in 2014, Jordan Brand took things to a new level with releases like the Air Jordan 3 Retro “Infrared 23” colorway. Infrared 23 made its way onto a handful of sneakers that year and as one of the retro Jordans that were being produced, the Air Jordan 3 got its taste of the “new” Infrared color. Like the original Jordan 3 from 1988, designed by Tinker Hatfield as the shoe that kept Michael Jordan with Nike, the “Infrared 23” Jordan 3 features the iconic Elephant Print wrapped around the toe box and surrounding the heel at the rear of the shoe. Combined with the white upper, the design feels very “White Cement” but that’s where the Infrared 23 takes a different turn. The top portion of the shoe and the tongue under the laces, is done in black along with the inner lining. A black outsole and upper midsole are also used, leaving just two places for the Infrared 23 accents, the lace holes and inside the visible Air unit in the heel. Though it’s not an original colorway the tastefully done Air Jordan 3 Retro “Infrared 23” does a good job honoring the past without feeling like the same old colorways.