The Air Jordan III was the first Air Jordan designed by Tinker Hatfield. It was also the first Air Jordan with a visible air chamber in the midsole and the first to feature the Jumpman logo, based on the image of Michael Jordan in mid-air. Hatfield remembers, “Without discussing it with Michael, I incorporated the Jumpman into the design.” As one of the most iconic Air Jordans, the III was part of the first wave of Jordans to be retroed, or rereleased, starting in 1994, following Jordan’s first retirement from basketball.