How different would the course of the Air Jordan 7 “Olympic” be if this Tinker Hatfield inspired version had dropped in 1992 in lieu of the original model? It’s a question we’re happy to ask considering that the “Olympic Alternate” is releasing later this year in ode of the upcoming Summer Games in Rio.
Purists will undoubtedly argue the superiority of the original pair, a sentiment we won’t at all dispute. But there is some magic in this new pair, too.
With an updated aesthetic inspired by what Tinker would have done, the heel features an attractive flag underlaying MJ’s Olympic number 9 while the midsole sees a gradient white to red fade alongside the specked treatment. What’s more, a larger infusion of blue distinctly shapes the new version.
Take a closer look at the Air Jordan 7 “Olympic Alternate” below and mark August 16 for the Jordan Release Date.
Air Jordan 7 “Olympic Alternate”
Colorway: White/Metallic Gold Coin-Deep Royal Blue-Fire Red-Lite Iron Ore
Style #: 304775-123
Release Date: August 16, 2016