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Complete History of the Jordan VII

The Air Jordan 7

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The Air Jordan 7 has to be one of the most distinctive Air Jordans to touch the ground. First off, the tongue and sockliner is made up of soft neoprene. On the “Bordeaux” each shoe has a unique tongue. No stranger to designing Air Jordans, Tinker Hatfield had his hand again as he designed the Air Jordan 7. The shoes are the first as they never featured a visible Nike Air logo (the only logo would be seen is on the insole).

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History:

In the 1991-92 NBA season, Michael Jordan completed the nearly impossible feat of winning an NBA championship, the Finals MVP, the regular season MVP, and even the league’s scoring title. Not to leave out his first team selections for the All NBA and All Defensive teams, he pretty much swept every award he was up for. That summer, he continued his rampage and won a gold medal for the US Olympic team in Barcelona.

Replacing Mars Blackmon, the marketing campaign featured Looney Tunes’ Bugs Bunny. The Bunny even has his own colorway which is also known as the “Hares”. Tinker has admitted his inspiration came from an African art poster. As mentioned above, the sharp geometric cuts can be see on the tongue and soles.

The Air Jordan 7 “Olympic” colorway features a diagonally rotated number 9. This represents Michael’s Olympic team number opposed to his original number 23 which is seen on the rest of the line. The “Maize” colorway is very popular but those only come in Women’s sizing. In 1992, the 7s released for $125.

Colorways:

Originals:

Air Jordan 7 White/Black Cardinal-Red/Bronze “Cardinals OG”
Air Jordan 7 White/Light-Silver True Red “Hare OG”
Air Jordan 7 Black/Light Graphite-Bordeaux “Bordeaux OG”
Air Jordan 7 Black/Dark Charcoal/True Red “Raptors OG”
Air Jordan 7 White/French Blue/Flint Grey “French Blue OG”
Air Jordan 7 White/Metallic Gold/Midnight Navy/True Red “Olympic OG”
Retros:
Air Jordan 7 Pearl White/Bright Ceramic/Pacific Blue “Ceramics”
Air Jordan 7 White/Black/Cardinal Red/Bronze “Cardinals Retro”
Air Jordan 7 White/Varsity Purple/ Flint Grey “Flints”
Air Jordan 7 Black/Chambray/Light Graphite “Chambray”
Air Jordan 7 White/Varsity Maize-Black “Maize”
Air Jordan 7 Black/Citrus-Varsity Red “Citrus”
Air Jordan 7 White/Light Graphite-True Red (Countdown Pack VII/XVI) “Hares CDP Retro”
Air Jordan 7 White/Sport Red-Black-Metallic Gold “Miro Olympic”
Air Jordan 7 White/Metallic Gold-True Red-Midnight Navy “Olympic” WBF “For The Love Of The Game”
Air Jordan 7 “BIN Premio”
Air Jordan 7 Black/Light Graphite-Bordeaux “Bordeaux Retro”
Air Jordan 7 White/Orion Blue-Black-Infrared “Orion”
Air Jordan 7 Light Silver/Metallic Gold-True Red-White “Year of the Rabbit”
Air Jordan 7 “Obsidians”
Air Jordan 7 “Filbert”
Air Jordan 7 “Golden Moments Package”

Written by Kicksologists Staff

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