We all know about the Dream Team (arguably the greatest collection of talent on a basketball court ever assembled).
A team so good, their toughest game was against each other in a scrimmage that became the stuff of legends.
We know about the Air Jordan VII, and the special Olympic version Mike laced up on his way to the gold medal.
But perhaps you don’t know this story: There was another version of the ‘Olympic VII’ His Airness, almost wore during the 1992 Games.
Tinker Hatfield–the designer behind the majority of Air Jordan’s–was known for finding inspiration in many places, and for developing multiple designs before a finalized product made it onto the hardwood. The Air Jordan VII, and the famed Olympic colorway was no exception.
Releasing this Saturday August 6th, Tinker Hatfield’s alternate design for the Air Jordan VII 'Olympic’ will be available for the first time ever.
Nicknamed the 'Tinker Alternate’ the Air Jordan VII Retro features performance aspects true to the original 1992 model. Leather and durabuck uppers offer durability and comfort, while a Dynamic Fit system provides a glove like fit. A full length phylon midsole, with encapsulated Air-Sole units in the heel and forefoot, gives the shoe a lightweight responsive cushioning set up.
And just in case you don’t remember the Dream Team…