From the original official music video for Michael Jackson‘s hit song “Jam” to a second straight NBA championship, Michael Jordan did some impressive and memorable things in the Air Jordan VII.
During 1991-92, Chicago won 67 games, dominating the NBA during the regular season and then staving up a couple of desperate challenges from teams like the Knicks and Blazers en route to a second consecutive title. For Jordan, it meant reaffirming his status as the league’s best player, dominating Clyde Drexler in the NBA Finals while wearing the “Raptors” Jordan VII. As for the shoe, legendary designer Tinker Hatfield drew inspiration from the sharp geometric figures and bold colors of Afropop, which he discovered, ironically, while shopping in Portland. Five original colorways of the VII were first released to the public before being retroed for the first time a decade later.
The VII is a silhouette that looks great no matter the situation, which is why we’re predicting that this weekend’s release of the iconic “Bordeaux” Air Jordan VII at Champs Sports is going to be over the top. If you’re planning on copping, know that you better be getting there early, and that you better have a game plan. This is a sneaker with a long history of breaking necks and we expect 2015 to be no different.
From the originals to the Olympics to the Hares, we’ve seen some incredible Air Jordan 7 colorways over the years. These are the 10 Best Air Jordan 7 Colorways Ever, though. You ready for Saturday, yet? This should do nothing but wet your appetite.
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