Facts

  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Signature

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes embody the athleticism and symbolize the life of certain on-court legends. Hooping will surely be fine when you get kicks from their signature lines.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $190
  • Weight
    16.2oz

    Good to know

    Basketball shoes usually weigh between 300g and 400g for speed and agility. Write your on-court tale with basketball shoes that barely tip the scales.

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70 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 70 / 100 | The Sole Brothers

    I like the way they look on my foot when I was shooting around stuff but I can't really bring myself to be balling in these.

  • 70 / 100 | WearTesters

    The AJ7 is possibly the best early Air Jordan for on-court purposes. They are a very well rounded shoe in general when compared to the previous models as they offer the best cushion, solid traction, reliable materials with a pretty solid fit, above average ventilation and still offer plenty of support.

  • 70 / 100 | WearTesters

    The AJ7 is possibly the best early Air Jordan for on-court purposes. They are a very well rounded shoe in general when compared to the previous models as they offer the best cushion, solid traction, reliable materials with a pretty solid fit, above average ventilation and still offer plenty of support.

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Profile of the Air Jordan 7 Retro

Own a piece of history with the Air Jordan 7 Retro. En route to a back-to-back NBA title, Michael Jordan had another career season while sporting these Nike basketball shoes. He finished the regular season as the MVP and Scoring Champion. He won his second NBA title and was named the Finals MVP. He also led the 1992 Dream Team and won an Olympic gold medal.

These retro shoes celebrate his Championship legacy with iconic details and basketball-ready cushioning.

Performance

Cushion. The Air Jordan VII Retro uses a Polyurethane midsole that is wrapped with Phylon, providing support and comfort to your every step. It also has encapsulated Air-sole units that offer responsive cushioning at the forefoot and heel.

Traction. These retro Air Jordans have a solid rubber outsole for superior performance and traction. The triangle outsole pattern offers an exceptional grip on any surface.

Fit

Length and Width. The Air Jordan 7 Retro reportedly fits true to size but is a bit roomy inside. Wide-footers should not have any issues with the fit if they go with their real size.

Lockdown. These Air Jordan basketball shoes have the traditional lace-up closure that securely fastens the foot into the footbed.

The Air Jordan 7 Retro features a neoprene inner sleeve that offers a dynamic one-to-one fit. It also has a flexible high-top ankle collar that offers both support and mobility.

Material

The upper of the Air Jordan VII Retro is either made of leather or nubuck, depending on the shoe’s colorway.

The combination of genuine and synthetic leather offers enhanced support and durability.

Style

The Air Jordan 7 Retro’s distinct silhouette has become a vital piece of Jordan heritage. It is the first Air Jordan that did not show the visible Air unit and any Nike branding; a foreshadowing of the eventual creation of Michael’s own Jordan Brand.

Details include the iconic Jumpman logo on the medial side of the ankle collar while a shield-like  23 logo can be seen on the heel. The “AIR JORDAN” callout is displayed on the tongue.

Special Colorways of the Air Jordan 7 Retro

Drawing inspiration from West African culture, the Air Jordan VII Retro adds a colorful twist to the Air Jordan line. Clearly visible on the OG colorway is a multicolored print design on the outsole and tongue.

Michael was spotted wearing all five original colorways of the AJ 7 on-court.

Available in many new colorways including the classics (Hare, Bordeaux, Cardinal Red, Charcoal, and Olympic), the Air Jordan 7 Retro is a chance for sneakerheads to own a part of Jordan history.

Original colorways of the Air Jordan 7:

  • Black/Dark Charcoal-True Red ‘Raptors’
  • Black/Light Graphite-Bordeaux ‘Bordeaux’
  • White/Black-Cardinal Red ‘Cardinal’
  • White/Light Silver-True Red ‘Hare’
  • White/Midnight Navy/True Red ‘Olympic’

Air Jordan 7 Retro releases:

  • Black/Bordeaux-Light Graphite-Midnight Fog ‘Bordeaux’
  • Black/Chambray-Light Graphite ‘Chambray’
  • Black/Citrus-Varsity Red ‘Citrus’
  • Black/Dark Charcoal-True Red ‘Charcoal’ aka ‘Raptors’
  • Black/Light Graphite-Bordeaux ‘Bordeaux’
  • Black/Metallic Gold-Sail ‘Golden Moments’
  • Black/True Red-Dark Charcoal-Club Purple ‘Charcoal’
  • Black/University Red-Green Pulse-Cool Grey
  • Dark Grey/Wolf Grey-Total Orange-Turquoise Blue
  • Pearl White/Bright Ceramic-Pacific Blue ‘Pacific Blue’
  • University Blue/White-White ‘Pantone’
  • White/Black-Cardinal Red-Bronze ‘Cardinal’
  • White/Dark Turquoise-Black-Ice Cube Blue ‘N7’
  • White/Del Sol-Black-Challenge Red ‘BIN23’
  • White/French Blue-Flint Grey ‘French Blue’
  • White/Light Silver-True Red ‘Hare’
  • White/Metallic Gold-Midnight Navy-True Red ‘Olympic’
  • White/Metallic Silver-Pure Platinum ‘Pure Platinum’
  • White/Orion Blue-Black-Infrared ‘Orion Blue’
  • White/True Red-Light Silver-Tourmaline ‘Hare’
  • White/University Red-Black-Bright Concord
  • White/Varsity Maize-Black ‘Maize’
  • White/Varsity Purple-Flint Grey ‘Flint Grey’

Air Jordan 7 Retro ‘Barcelona Days’

Taking inspiration from the 1992 Olympics held in Barcelona, Spain, the ‘Barcelona Days’ colorway pays tribute to the city’s rich culture. The upper is dressed in a combination of dark grey and wolf grey with orange, teal, and infrared accents.

Air Jordan 7 Retro ‘Barcelona Nights’

The ‘Barcelona Nights’ colorway pays homage to the city’s energetic nightlife. It features a black-based nubuck upper with a mix of blue graphite, retro, and infrared 23.

Air Jordan 7 Retro C&C

Part of the ‘Championship’ pack, this two-shoe set arrives in Team Red/Metallic Gold-Sail-Gum Light Brown and White/Metallic Gold-Black.

Air Jordan 7 Retro DB x Damien Phillips

In 2016, 10-year old Damien Phillips was selected to participate in Nike’s annual Doernbecher Freestyle program. Damien, who was diagnosed with a severe bleeding disorder, is a huge fan of the Chicago Bulls and loves jamming on his guitar. “When I found out, I was so excited, I was jumping all over the place,” he chuckled.

The Air Jordan 7 DB X Damien Phillips features a Bulls-themed color blocking with guitar-inspired accents. Other details include his “DJP” initials on the heel and an illustration of him rocking a guitar under the translucent outsole.

Air Jordan 7 Retro DMP ‘60+ Pack’

The Air Jordan 7 DMP ‘60+ Pack’ commemorates one of Michael’s greatest games where he scored 64 points against the Orlando Magic. This two-shoe pack comes in White/Black-Royal and Black/Charcoal-Team Red.

Air Jordan 7 Retro ‘For the love of the Game’

Part of Jordan Brand’s For the love of the Game collection, this Air Jordan 7 Retro arrives in the original ‘Olympic’ colorway. The highlight of this sneaker is the basketball-heart logo embroidered on the lateral side of the heel panel.

Air Jordan 7 Retro ‘J2K’ Collection

The Air Jordan 7 ‘J2K’ pack features triangular patchwork that is reminiscent of Nike’s “Trash Talk” program. The pack consists of two colorways dressed in Obsidian/Natural-Filbert-White and Filbert/Natural-Obsidian-White.

Air Jordan 7 Retro ‘Marvin the Martian’

This Looney Tunes-inspired colorway is a nod to Marvin the Martian who played a significant role in Nike’s ad campaign in the early 90’s. These Michael Jordan basketball shoes come dressed in Black/University Red-Green Plasma-Cool Grey.

Air Jordan 7 Retro ‘Nothing But Net’

Inspired by the sweater Michael wore for a McDonald's commercial, the ‘Nothing But Net’ colorway features a white-based upper with sweater-print accents.

Air Jordan 7 Retro OC ‘Miro’

The Air Jordan VII OC ‘Miro’ pays tribute to Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist Joan Miro who was born in Barcelona. Inspired by his famed sculpture called “Woman and Bird,” the Air Jordan 7 ‘Miro’ features multi-colored designs that cover the shoe’s entire upper.

Air Jordan 7 Retro ‘Tinker Alternate’

Jordan Brand celebrates the 2016 Rio Olympics by releasing a patriotic colorway of the Air Jordan 7 Retro. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the ‘Tinker Alternate’ edition is what the AJ VII would have looked like had he colored the pair Michael Jordan wore during the 1992 Olympics. These basketball shoes feature a white leather upper with royal, gold, and red accents.

Air Jordan 7 Retro ‘Year of the Rabbit’

A remix of the ‘Hare’ colorway, the ‘Year of the Rabbit’ features metallic gold accents on the laces, Jumpman logo, and pull tab.


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