Jordan Brand has been making a lot of noise as of late with their wide array of retro sneakers. This weekend, they are set to create waves again with the release of two classic models.
First up is the Air Jordan 7 Retro, which will be released in “Alternate” edition, Nike revealed. This familiar-looking edition is officially listed as the White/Deep Royal Blue/Fire Red/Metallic Gold Coin colorway, bearing USA colors as part of Jordan Brand’s 2016 Rio Olympics-related campaign.
The Air Jordan 7 Retro “Alternate” edition has a white-based upper part with blue hints and white laces. It also sports gold Jumpman logo, symbolizing the ultimate prize in the sporting event.
The shoe also bears an American flag on the heel area with number 9 inscription, representing Michael Jordan’s number when he competed in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. The shoe was finished off with combination of white, blue and red on the midsole and outsole.
According to Nike, this edition was inspired by the Air Jordan 7 “Olympic” colorway Jordan wore in Barcelona 24 years ago. The Air Jordan 7 Retro “Olympic” edition was a huge hit back then because of Jordan and the USA Dream Team’s popularity. Tinker Hatfield’s sketches for an alternate colorway was used to create this new edition.
The Air Jordan 7 Retro “Alternate” edition will be available on Saturday for $190 in men’s sizing in SNKRS. Sneakerheads can also get this colorway in GS sizing for $140, PS sizing for $80 and TD sizing for $60 on Nike.com. More photos are available on the official product page.
Meanwhile, aside from Air Jordan 7 Retro “Alternate” colorway, Jordan Brand followers should look forward to the new colorways of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG. This classic model will come out in two colorways.
According to Sole Collector, the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Yin Yang” editions will be released in black and white variants on Saturday. Each model will be available for $160 per pair in different Jordan Brand retailers worldwide.