Much like the sneakers that came before it and even after, the Air Jordan VII belonged to some of Michael Jordan‘s most memorable moments. He wore the VII during his second championship run and it was on his feet for the dismantling in the NBA Finals of Clyde Drexler and the Portland Trail Blazers, a series that included the “Shrug.” It was also there when Jordan became the central star for the greatest basketball team ever assembled, the 1992 Dream Team.
But you know what else? The VII was there during the memorable McDonald’s “Shootout” commercial between Jordan and Larry Bird. During that iconic moment, Mike also happened to be wearing a shirt that would one day go on to influence a Jordan VII retro colorway some 23 years later. Releasing today at Champs Sports is the “Nothing But Net” Air Jordan VII (now officially called “Bright Concord”), a white-based shoe that features the accompanying clothing graphics seemingly everywhere on the sneaker except on the tongue. This is one of the wildest Air Jordan VII colorways you will ever see, a first of its kind, and one of the few that doesn’t feature a multi-colored tongue that has become a staple of the sneaker’s design.
Today, Jordan Brand is dropping a brand new colorway for the Air Jordan VII that is actually inspired by some wild clothing apparel that Michael Jordan once wore. You might not remember now, considering how hilarious Jordan’s style choices are nowadays, but back in the day Mike could make anything look good. See for yourself.