As we bid farewell to another year, the sneaker community is already buzzing with anticipation as reliable leakers hint at what Jordan Brand has in store for 2024. Following the much-anticipated return of the "Columbia" Air Jordan 11, it seems that sneaker enthusiasts can look forward to another iconic revival the "Black Cat" Air Jordan 3 is set to make a triumphant comeback in late 2024.
The revelation of the purported "Black Cat" Air Jordan 3 retro initially surfaced through esteemed leakers Sneaker Files and @zSneakerheadz on Instagram. Adding weight to the credibility of this exciting news, sources familiar with the inner workings of Jordan Brand's upcoming releases have also confirmed the return of the "Black Cat".
The original "Black Cat" Air Jordan 3 made its debut in June 2007, and since then, sneaker enthusiasts have eagerly awaited its return. The silhouette, paying homage to Michael Jordan's "Black Cat" nickname, boasted an all-black colour scheme, featuring a nubuck upper and the signature elephant print panels on the heel and toe. However, the standout element of this iconic style was the black patent leather adorning the midfoot. 
At the time of writing, no official on-foot leaked images of the rumoured 2024 version have surfaced, but the pair pictured in this report serves as a nostalgic reminder of the original '07 release.
Enthusiasts can mark their calendars, as the upcoming "Black Cat" Air Jordan 3 retro is expected to hit retailers during the holiday season next year. As the excitement builds, sneaker aficionados are encouraged to stay tuned. The return of the "Black Cat" Air Jordan 3 in 2024 signifies not just a revival of a beloved silhouette but a continuation of the rich legacy that defines the intersection of sports, style, and sneaker culture. Get ready to welcome back a classic with open arms, as Jordan Brand once again proves its prowess in delivering nostalgia and innovation to the ever-growing community of sneaker enthusiasts worldwide.


Adam Jordan Moosa