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Air Jordan 7 ‘Raptors’ – New Images

May 29, 2012 BY / 73

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The Air Jordan VII represents the fusion of Nike’s Huarache series with influences derived from African tribal art, the latter of which in particular contributed lines that make this one of the most intricate and thus blocking option-heavy designs in the entire Air Jordan Legacy.  The Sevens played with wild color schemes in a way that’d previously only been hinted by standouts like the ‘Grape’ AJ5, and two of the most memorable OGs are marked by their purples among a series of other bright pops against black nubuck.  A fiercer and more Bulls-friendly expression of this colorful envelope pushing than the ‘Bordeaux’ pair retroed last year is this Air Jordan 7 we’ve come to know in recent years as the ‘Raptors’.  They come off like a classic Playoff-time Jordan but the select purple hits and just a taste of yellow on the sole makes these every bit the ’92 flashback-inducing time capsule piece as ‘Baby Got Back’.  Are these ‘too sexy’ to pass during an Olympic summer where we’ll be getting not only a few other AJ7s but also a ton of other Air Jordan heat?  We’ve ‘Save[d] the Best for Last’ with some nice new close-ups after the jump, so click through and let us know where these rank on your summertime shopping list.  Photos: Marquee Sole

Air Jordan VII
Black/True Red-Dark Charcoal-Club Purple
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73 comments
GT Smitty
GT Smitty

I never bought 2 pairs of the same Jordans before but this may be a first. I love 'em!!!

MGD
MGD

stop calling these 'Raptors'!!!

Takii Samuels
Takii Samuels

these shits look like the fakes they would sell in the ghetto lmfao

The Homie Chris
The Homie Chris

I have a pair of 02s and until I see these in person.....I will not compare these. JB is not getting a pass that easy from a few pics. They look good in the pics, but we will see. I hope they are though so I can wear these and keep the 02s DS *FINGERS CROSSED*

@BlackThoughts12
@BlackThoughts12

Yess they changed their minds wish it was still dropping dmp way tho cause I got 02s

Tom
Tom

Easy pass sticking with my DMP raptors

Markus
Markus

i think the DMP 7's look better.... that grey and black catch eyes

Watts
Watts

All black nubuck! My prayers has been answered, thanks JB.

Raptor/charcoal
Raptor/charcoal

So someone please correct me if am wrong. But aren't these technically considered the charcoal 7's and not raptors? Aren't the raptors similar but instead of all black they have that off black/grey color?

Tobie
Tobie

The suede looks faded, B-grades. I hope these are samples

big50mike
big50mike

if i money after july and august i'll copp.......

@GeorgeMendoza18
@GeorgeMendoza18

Damn my fav pair of 7s next to the bordeaux 7s its a must cop for me

walt
walt

still hiding the aglets... i wonder why.

WGB
WGB

The cut looks narrow too, so they'll look neat on feet.

#_#
#_#

im happy, love the 7's. The black does look a little bit ashy not going to bitch bout it tho

newsight22
newsight22

So obviously the theme for the 7's is 1992. So with that said, with the release of the Olympic 7 and the Char/Rap (whatever you wanna call'em) 7's does this mean we should be expecting a release date for the "HARES" sometime this year or next?

Voice of triumph
Voice of triumph

I was on the fence until I saw these pics...no cop, they shitty.

david
david

these are done very nicely, but im so sick of jordans right now. even things like the royal 10s and cool grey 12s are damn near impossible to cop. let alone things like these 7s and white cement 4s

Yes
Yes

Pass... Just give me olympic 6s & 7s plus the gold 6s from the pack.

curtmo
curtmo

so we got to see pics of these mofos everyday until they drop! No matter how many times i see this pair i will say pass!

jumpfan23
jumpfan23

these look like a one time wear situation SMDH

imsoretro
imsoretro

i love sneakernews... But DAMN raptors 3 days in a row. Let it rest...

KEVIN
KEVIN

^^^^^ IF YOU KNOW YOUR KICKS YOU WOULD KNOW THOSE ARE THE OG LACES NOT THE FLAT ONES. . . SMH "KIDS"

Stay True J.B!!!!
Stay True J.B!!!!

That's the way they're supposed to be...... True to O.G.!!!!!

S914
S914

Hope i can find a way to get 2 pairs. One to keep clean and wear occasionally and one to play ball in.

LeBron James
LeBron James

UGLY! My shoes are SO much better than mikes.

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber

these were my first pair of jordans before i got mega rich and famous. I just through these away since i can afford gucci and louie now!

bromg
bromg

and is it me or the quality keeps getting worse?? What happened?

jlbjlb
jlbjlb

a lil suade juice and they will be jet black and buttery ....ashy black is over rated

Big Infinite
Big Infinite

i got sooo sweaty in my last retros from getting f***** up from behind those boys on the basketball court and off that i need some new ones. ahh the raptors lol. brings back memories

maranello
maranello

uhhhh that all black would be the raptors ^^^^^^ and the off black/grey would be the charcoals (hence the name charcoal) you got it backwards

hozezae
hozezae

Then dont comment skip over this section it just that easy

payton
payton

if YOU knew YOUR kicks YOU would know that these are the 02 laces the og's had flat like all the other og 7s. smh another hypebeast that exposed himself trying to pretend to have knowledge.^^^^^^^^

donadamsky
donadamsky

these do look kinda like the 2002's, better than the DMP look, but still not satisfied, id just need to find a pair of OG's

jigga
jigga

nigga you was like 8 in 2002?

LADIES. LOVE
LADIES. LOVE

So what were guys doing behind you that got you soooo sweaty. That does not sound good bro, what kind of ball were you playing?

hozezae
hozezae

Go ahead those wont last long at all. OG's aren't meant to last forever but go ahead and be fooliah trying to find an over priced.outdated beaten more likely air jordan 7

jlbjlb
jlbjlb

suede cleaner keep it from drying out recomended for black suede

donadamsky
donadamsky

if i find a ds pair of og's for under 450 id cop and wear every once in a while, nothing foolish bout that



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