It’s the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan line and because of that, we’re getting a lot of releases this year with strong historical ties. Take, for instance, Space Jam. This is not only a defining childhood movie for many people within the culture, but it’s also one that helped cement the Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny partnership, in turn pushing Jordan to even greater heights and turning his brand into something that wasn’t just basketball famous but worldwide famous.
We saw that come to the light this year with both the “Hare” Air Jordan VII and the “Bordeaux” Air Jordan VII. And now, the Warner Bros. theme is continuing with today’s release of the Air Jordan VII “Marvin the Martian.” This edition sports University Red, Green Pulse, and Cool Grey accenting throughout, as well as a black leather upper that’s meant to mimic Marvin’s armor and outfit. Most distinctly, however, is the use of a solid red tongue, as the release does away with the iconic multi-colored tongue found on the Air Jordan VII. That helps set this one apart, which makes your job a little more difficult.
This weekend’s “Marvin the Martian” Air Jordan VII colorway is one of the biggest sneaker releases of the month. Make sure you know how to wear it, though. Here are 5 Things You Need to Rock With the Air Jordan Retro 7 “Marvin the Martian.”
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AIR JORDAN RETRO 7 WB SHORT SLEEVE – $39.99
Available in both the Gym Red seen here and Green Pulse accenting, this shirt is an obvious match with the kicks. Black kicks with a black-based Tee will never go out of style, especially this year with cats like Kanye, LeBron, and A$AP Rocky taking that look to another level.
JORDAN JUMPMAN MARS STRAPBACK – $39.99
Rocking a dope hat with your latest kicks will never go out of style. Fortunately for all of us, the current vintage craze mixes perfectly with this design.
JORDAN WB MARVIN VARSITY HOODIE – $134.99
Summer is beginning to wind down, so while we wouldn’t advise rocking a sweatshirt just yet, this is to get ahead of the game. Cop now in a colorway that’ll match the kicks, then set them on ice for a month or even two, then bust them out when everyone else has already worn them into the ground. You’ll have everyone all over you.
JORDAN RETRO 7 SNEAKER+ SOCKS – $15.99
Take a look at some of the hottest sneaker influencers on IG and you’ll see many of them don’t dismiss the power of a dope pair of socks. You shouldn’t either. Now, we’re not saying you need to go over the top or even let your socks overplay your shoes at all times. But every once in a while? It’s a great way to mix things up and create an added sense of style.
JORDAN RETRO 7 HYDRO SLIDES – $57.99
For those of us with massive sneaker collections, keeping them fresh can be tough. What do you do with your dozens of kicks if you’re wearing them to the gym? For lack of a better term, things can start to stink. Use these for before and after the game to mitigate that.
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