Following his first championship in 1991, Michael Jordan’s already impressive career started to reach immortal levels the following season. During the 1991-92 season, Jordan continued his dominance over the basketball world en route to his second straight NBA championship. Averaging 30.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 6.1 assists, Jordan went straight from celebrating a Finals victory to playing, and winning, gold with the Dream Team at the ‘92 Olympics.
The GOAT’s signature sneaker line was coming off a strong performance with the VI debuting the previous season and Tinker Hatfield went back to the drawing board for the Jordan VII. With inspiration coming from pop culture icons, world art and other sneakers already in the Nike rotation, the Jordan VII was one of the most important kicks in Jordan history, and Hatfield helped take Jordan’s brand to a new level with not-so-subtle designs and a bevy of slick colorways. With Jordan becoming a true crossover star thanks to his popular commercials and appearances in music videos, the Jordan VII became one of the most visible Jordans in the line’s early history.
Along with the celebrated “Hare,” “Black/True Red,” “Olympic,” and “Cardinal” colorways, Nike also released a “Bordeaux” edition of the sneaker that remains one of the best Jordan colorways to hit the streets, and it just so happens to be dropping at Champs Sports this weekend. Debuted at the ‘92 All-Star Game, the “Bordeaux” was retroed in 2011 and was one of the more popular Jordan releases of the year. The sneaker will drop again on July 18 and will likely sell out quick as it is still a coveted colorway.
Before the shoe drops, check out 7 Things You Don’t Know About the Air Jordan 7.
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