The Air Jordan VII is celebrating 23 years of excellence this year. What other sneaker – or anything else for that matter – is so synonymous with the greatness of its namesake that we pull out the red carpet for a 23rd anniversary? It’s a testament to the enduring legacy of Michael Jordan and the amazing kicks that he left behind that we continue to cop them and rock them every time they come back. And they come back quite a lot, much to the joy of sneakerheads everywhere.
This weekend marks the return of the Air Jordan VII “French Blue” at Champs Sports. A colorway that was first introduced back in 2002, the “French Blue” fit in more with MJ’s time as a member of the Washington Wizards than his tenure with the Bulls. This release is also part of Jordan Brand’s remastered retro program, so you can expect premium white tumbled leather to go along with the French Blue and Flint Grey accents.
When the Air Jordan VII first debuted during the 1991-92 NBA season, MJ was in the midst of proving the doubters wrong. That’s amazing to think in retrospect, but there was a time when the media and the fans had doubts whether or not Michael could take the next step and prove that his first championship the season prior wasn’t just a fluke one-hit wonder. Those doubts, as you’ll see in our list of Michael Jordan’s 7 Greatest Moments in the Air Jordan 7, were thankfully unfounded.
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