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Value Proposition: Air Jordan 3 Retro 88 Or Air Jordan 4 Retro 89?

Last night at the SNKRSXPRESS sneak peek, the upcoming Air Jordan 4 White/Cement Retro 89 sold rather briskly. I mean, the credit card swipes were fast and furious for the most common sizes that by the end of the night, only a few pairs in sizes like 12 and 8 were left.

Now, considering the crowd that was there, it’s safe to say you won’t be seeing any of those kicks on Kixify soon. I was considering picking up a pair but it wasn’t because I’m a big Air Jordan 4 fan; actually, I wanted to see if I could trade them in for a pair of the Air Jordan 3 Retro 88 that dropped in 2013. Unfortunately, I missed out back then even though I wrote the definitive survival guide to copping a pair. Even when there was the rare restock I was out of luck and had to take multiple Ls. As somebody who had the 1988 NBA Dunk Contest poster hanging on their wall as a kid, it was not a shining sneaker moment for me. With the attention and hype for the Cement 4s, maybe this was my chance to “buy” a pair of the Cement 3s at retail. I just needed a willing trade partner…

However, the more I talked to the people in attendance and also based on the Twitter poll below, it seemed like a trade of Cements was unlikely for a variety of reasons. Because the Retro 88 was such a monumental and “limited” release, their resale prices are off the charts and thus making a “fair” trade laughable. However, there is also the contingent of people who just simply like the 4s for what they are and have been waiting for a release like this with the “Nike Air” for a long time. It’s totally possible if the situations were reversed and the Air Jordan 4 Retro 89 dropped in 2013 and the Air Jordan 3 Retro 88 was available this Saturday the situation would be different.

Say you got the Air Jordan 4 Cement this weekend, would you trade it for the 2013 Cement 3s if someone offered?

— (@kicksonfire) February 11, 2016

So if you were given the opportunity to make the trade, would you move your recently copped Air Jordan 4 Retro 89 for the Air Jordan 3 Retro 88? Sound off in the comments below.

Air Jordan 3 Retro 88 vs Air Jordan 4 Retro 89

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