Air Jordan VII Retro ‘Raptors’

May 27th, 2012 by | 62 comments


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After this August’s release of the ‘Golden Moments Pack’, Jordan Brand will hit us with one final Air Jordan VII release – the original ‘Charcoal’ colorway that Michael wore in 1992 en route to his second NBA Title. Recognized for its unique colorway that seemed somewhat aberrant from the classic Black/Red theme of the Air Jordan line, this popular Air Jordan VII would later be dubbed the ‘Raptors’ as the Purple/Hot Red color matched the Toronto Raptors jersey – an expansion team that joined the NBA in the ’95-’96 NBA Season. That ‘Raptors’ would make a comeback in 2002 and as well as in 2009 as part of the 60+ Pack, so count this September’s release as the fourth overall issue of this colorway. This is the first clear shot of the Retro we’re getting since it was first spotted earlier this year so, check out the full shot of the OG ‘Dark Charcoal’ Air Jordan VII below and let us know if these are a must-have for you. Photos: sole-up

Air Jordan VII
Black/True Red-Dark Charcoal-Club Purple
304775-018
09/01/12


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62 comments
@GeorgeMendoza18
@GeorgeMendoza18

its a must cop my favorite of all 7s but i thought the charcoal 7s were releasing not these

staxx
staxx

Almost ready to retire, I have the 02's in mint condition but need a fresh pair. The sneaker game is winding down for me, after all the 2012 heat I need a new pair of Bred XIII, which drop next year and don't forget the columbia XI. Maybe retro XVI's WHite/Navy if they every do them also. Then I'm done for good

big50mike
big50mike

now this is what im talking about...........

Seth
Seth

The OG laces really stand out to me... LOVE 'EM.

@CAMLAHEY
@CAMLAHEY

wtf are these the raptors from the 60+ pack are way better than these and these laces should be flat not round smh

@LuneyToonLand
@LuneyToonLand

I will b getting these bred 4's and bred 11's. Nothing else really interest me

bdogg
bdogg

if these are the 2012 these are pretty much dead on to the 2002 raptors..count me in!!! all black is fine with me..as i said from the get-go ..i prefer the 2002 version..the og is actually black and shadow!

hozezae
hozezae

SN be fucking up these r not the OG colorway, these r the 02 colorway. The 09's r the closet to OG color wise but the grey was too light and the OG's were a darker grey. Other then that these r hot but u phony ass hating complainers r going to cop anyways. Again how can u judge quality based on one pic or a pic period. And only a fool would think that the old durabuck is better then nubuck.

Read it
Read it

If you guys read it it says that those are the og raptors , not the actual retros that are coming out this year .

StickyKicks
StickyKicks

Really low quality, paper-thin nubuck? Pass.

@cueboy299
@cueboy299

did anybody notice the laces? they are all wrong.

luke
luke

those laces are odd

UPSO
UPSO

All black with the good laces , FUCK YES

@iamdorkster
@iamdorkster

This is a great sign! So happy right now!

Curtmo
Curtmo

Dem shits look weak and ashy but its a retro so i cant say nothin bad about em or else the "must cop its a jordan" heads go off

LT Smash
LT Smash

Finally JB does something right

@NuCityBoi10
@NuCityBoi10

i dont care what nobody say, every j from 7, 8 10 and 15 on is wack as hell.... gon n hate tho

Rebelmindz
Rebelmindz

Nice glue on the toe! No early releases for me thanks

henryakinniyi
henryakinniyi

Im defiantly gonna cop. No need to see anymore pictures.

Read
Read

The picture is of the OGs not the retro

Joe
Joe

Dammm mann hell yea I woulda been pissed if they werent all black these are wet a must cop for me

maranello
maranello

oh so they get the oval laces and not the Olympics lol

sb&23
sb&23

god dammit, i was thinking about passing on these cause i thought they would to crappy job on them, but maybe i was wrong. still need to see more pics, but i guess this means more money out my wallett.

eric1234912
eric1234912

Isnt there suppose to be a 1 yellow triangle instead of 2 purple triangle under the legs of the jumpman

Curious George
Curious George

Random question But Wtf happened to the bin 23 premios?

@Koach_CartER
@Koach_CartER

yessssssssssssssssss they listened to us and kept it close to the original omg yes this made my day man

the guru
the guru

How does no one point out that these aren't the "raptors". There is a difference between the "raptors" and the "charcoals" from 1992. Totally different colorway. The 02 and 09 raptors are similar but not the same. These are a Retro to the 1992 charcoals. You would think that people who call themselves sneakerheads would have picked up on this. If you like the shoe buy it but if you're buying it for the history then get your facts right.

Jay_Porter
Jay_Porter

The first of September is going to be tough.

John Hancock
John Hancock

These are 02 raptors. The 2012 pair is going to have flat laces like every other 7s that released in the past 6 years..

eric1234912
eric1234912

I hate when people call these raptors like wtf mike didnt play for the raptor when he wore them if anything we should them the playoffs or the shrugs if you were im gettin at

8========D~~~
8========D~~~

looks like they got the laces from the 2002 release too, only thing im kinda iffy on this pic is the tounge. still a def cop doe!

Luki
Luki

thank god not the raptors

soleful
soleful

Glad they didn't make the nubuck the same as the 60+ . These are a must cop

james lowery!
james lowery!

oh cool, maybe I'll cop. quality looks type terrible though

Tobie
Tobie

Olympic VI, raptors, bred IV, and bred XI is all I need

RT5
RT5

" This is the first clear shot of the Retro we’re getting since it was first spotted earlier this year so, check out the full shot of the OG ‘Dark Charcoal’ Air Jordan VII" Talk about a big contradiction!

hozezae
hozezae

How would u kno are these on your feet. Besides what jordan had a paper thin nubuck but if so I bet ur paper ass brought'em

maranello
maranello

you must have never heard of 02 retros

hozezae
hozezae

My guy these r based on the 02 versions, but really u complaining about laces nothing else stood out but that huh?

hozezae
hozezae

OG's had thaf ashiness too brah but go head and defend the OG like everybody do

guest
guest

wrong these are 12' why look at the bottom sole wheres the gold/mustard at ????

@Koach_CartER
@Koach_CartER

when the last designer left so did the bin 23 project

guest
guest

nope these are the 12' why look at the bottom, wheres the gold/mustard color on the bottom sole? double purple and the tonge is too silver-ish

JManSam
JManSam

I second that wise notion lol. I hope nothing else pops up because those are musts.

walt
walt

retro bordeaux vii.

@LuneyToonLand
@LuneyToonLand

If u READ THE ARTICLE instead of looking at PICTURES. It says look at the picture of the OG's below.

hozezae
hozezae

Maybe yours were or u just following this trend with everybody else

payton
payton

and if your dumbass went a little farther back you would have saw "this is the first clear shot we are getting of the RETRO since it was first spotted." niggas wanna cop shoes but can't fully read smh.

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