By tying designs from the past with trends of the present, Jordan Brand was able to appeal to sneakerheads both young and old with the “Reflective Silver” Air Jordan III 5Lab3. The Air Jordan “Lab Series” was created as a way for Jordan to tell stories of multiple Air Jordan models in a unique way. For the AJ3 5Lab3, the reflective upper of Air Jordan III “5Lab3” is doused in a reflective and metallic-like silver finish that originated in the Air Jordan line on the 1990 released Air Jordan 5. Though 3M reflective material had made its way onto running shoes of the era, Tinker Hatfield added it to the tongue of the Air Jordan V and as they say, the rest is history. With the entire upper of Jordan III “5Lab3” made up of reflective material, it’s no surprise the Instagram-focused nature of sneakerheads helped make this one of the most seen Jordan 3s of 2014. While it might not be an OG colorway for the purists, the 5Lab3 Air Jordan 3 definitely struck a chord with its unmistakable brightness and clear outsole that had sneaker vets reminiscing on that sample pair of Kobe 3s from back in the day. The Air Jordan 3 5Lab3 “Reflective Silver” dropped in March of 2014 and restocked a handful of times throughout the following months.