Sole Shots: Air Jordan VII Spotlight

Sole Shots: Air Jordan VII Spotlight

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII

words // Brandon Richard

The first colorways of the Air Jordan VII were released in late 1991. Inspired by Nike’s Huarache sneaker designs, the shoe was fairly simple in its construction, but made a bold statement with multicolor geometric patterns on the outsole and tongue, a fitting fashion statement for the times. Since then, the Jordan VII has been released in a wide variety of colorways, including the ‘Year of the Rabbit’ look that will be available on Eastbay tonight.

Like the Air Jordan 2011 of the same nickname released earlier this year, the YOTR Retro 7 isn’t only a salute to the current stage of the Chinese Zodiac, but a tribute to Michael Jordan being born in the Year of the Rabbit back in 1963. Styled after the famous original “Hare” colorway of the VII, the shoe features a white leather and light silver nubuck upper with celebratory red and metallic gold accenting.

With the Rabbits set to release tonight, let’s take a look at some Sole Shots featuring Air Jordan VII photography from members of the Sole Collector forum and beyond. Take a look at the photos and make sure you’re on Eastbay around midnight to pick up a pair of the newest Jordan VII colorway.

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 - Air Jordan VII - Air Butchie ProductionsAir Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 - Air Jordan VII - chowfunchowfun27, Chicago, Illinois

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – dalazzDale aka dalazz, Trumbull, Connecticut

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 - Air Jordan VII - mjrod1985mjrod1985, Honolulu, Hawaii

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – SupaSupa aka flowrida, Teaneck, New Jersey

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – FIREPOWER23FIREPOWER23, England

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – G2C DesignsChris Morris, G2CDesigns, Wallingford, Connecticut

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – BryantDIGITALBryantDIGITAL, Lansing, Michigan

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – NikolasNikolas, New Jersey

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – air_maestroair_maestro, Poland

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – BaySav408BaySav408, Bay Area, California

Sole Shots: Friday May 6, 2011 – Air Jordan VII – quicksterPat Lauder aka quickster, Gilroy, California

If you’re interested in submitting your photos for Sole Shots, e-mail us at eastbaysoleshots@solecollector.com. Please include your name and location with your submissions. You also have the option of providing us with a link to your online photo album or website to link back to when we post your work.  You do not have to be a registered member of Sole Collector to participate.

Jordan 7 Olympic “For the Love of the Game”

Jordan 7 Olympic “For the Love of the Game”

words_Nick Engvall

This week, much of the basketball community is in New York City for the World Basketball Festival, and to further celebrate the festival and the sport of basketball, Jordan has decided to retro an unforgettable style. The Air Jordan 7 Olympic colorway originally released for the 1992 Olympics, a game during which Michael Jordan and the rest of the “Dream Team” displayed one of the most memorable performances USA Basketball has ever displayed on their way to the Gold Medal.

The World Basketball Festival will be full of memorable moments as well, one of which is the release of the “For the Love of the Game” Air Jordan 7. This timeless colorway will be available on Eastbay.com in limited quantities at 11PM Central Standard Time.

Available 11PM CST : Jordan Retro 7 Olympic

Jordan 7 Olympic "For the Love of the Game"