Stashed away in the Jordan Brand archives until now, the Air Jordan VII Retro “Tinker Alternate” is dropping on Saturday, August 6.
As you probably know, Tinker Hatfield designed the Jordan VII “Olympic” edition as MJ’s Dream Team kicks for the ’92 Games in Barcelona back in the day. Mike won his second gold medal, on top of his NBA accomplishments, and the shoe became a legendary icon itself.
“This one was in the works for a while,” says Hatfield via Nike press release of the red, white and blue Air Jordan VII. “I did one that was more white based and one that was much more contrasted. My recollection is that MJ thought the contrasted one was really cool. Ultimately, I left it up to him.” According to Hatfield, Jordan selected the white-based version.
Now, you can cop the alternate that never was. Scroll through the photos above to get a better look.