June 12, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 34
Get ready for plenty of video anthologies chronicling how Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, Patrick Ewing and the rest of the Dream Team dunked all over the entire world at the 1992 Olympic Games. The greatest team ever’s 20th anniversary presents opportunities for NBA and channels like ESPN, kind of like how those aforementioned stars had a little something extra to show the rest of the world after having been crushed by Michael Jordan in each of the past two seasons. MJ was riding high headed into Barcelona, having just captured his second straight chip by vanquishing fellow OG DT SG Clyde Drexler.
Bulls vs. Blazers (aside from being the last “… and the NBA Playoffs” title from EA) was a relatively lopsided series during which Mike’s first-half Game 1 scoring outburst elevated the design pictured above into the pantheon of legends like the ‘Bred’ Air Jordan VI, black/Infrared AJ6 ‘Flu Game’ XIIs. The Air Jordan 7 ‘Raptors’ might now carry the name of a team that didn’t even exist when it debuted, but the same ‘trailblazing’ look that added purple to the familiar Chicago Bulls playoff attire is just the same as it was in ’92. They’re coming up for a September release right after the onslaught of ‘Olympic’ Air Jordans, but you can make things easier for the jam-packed back to school season by getting yours early from el-store on eBay.
Air Jordan VII
Black/True Red-Dark Charcoal-Club Purple
none of these 7's have the real shape anymore. the last pair of 7's that had the closest true shape was the chambrays. its like tracing a drawing over and over again, and your comparison to the first drawing to the second changes. these laces are ugly, shoe looks bootlegged. the shape of the toe from the side automatically makes me picture how misshapened these have become. i hope the real release is better, but i doubt it will be that much better. shoes from 2000 - 2005 that are still wearable, are ones u should be trying to buy up now by nike while their still wearable and have some sort of quality in them, not these.
I hate when people call these Raptors -.- How are you going to nickname a shoe after a team that wasn't around before the original release? OGs are Breds. 02s are Charcoals. DMPs are Bulls & these are Charcoals. I hate that stupid ass nickname for them & I'm not the only one. Besides that, they look good & they're a ust cop. 02s are 300+ & I don't got that money to blow so I'll pay retail for these & make what I can of it. I do plan on getting 02s though. & A pair of OGs.
People complaining about the quality yet I still see them lined up saturday mornings. It should be that the same amount of people complaining should correlate to the same amount of people not lining up or camping lol but that's never the case.
The OG "Playoff 7's" have Charcoal Accents they were just darker than the 2009 DMP's. The 2009 were closer to the OG than the 2002. The OG's were made with DURABUCK and NUBUCK. The Charcoal Accents were the NUBUCK. After wearing them for a while the Charcoal would start to appear throughout the upper. The 2002 were made with all black SUEDE with the Charcoal only on the tongue and the OG and the 2009 DMP's had flat laces not tubes. These look cheap and fake. Plus I don't have cop these I have the DMP's which I've only worn a few times.
the dmp and the ogs are better than these in quality and shape.none the of the new retro 7s toebox is the same.
these are nubuck instead of suede. put them side by side because they're right these are weak in quality unless these are a sample.
Definitely copping these! They're going to kill in GS size! I'm glad they went with the OG colorway instead of the DMP colorway too! Good job JB but quality could of been a little better; these look like they crease easily :-/
I agree with you on that one bro.. it's these little kids & hypebeasts who know nothing about the shoe game, how does a shoe get a nickname for a team that wasn't even in existence when they were released??
hell naw u not the only person to think that i strongly agree. he needs to at least bring out some retros that haven't been re released n years
Ppl like u kill me complain too much. Shoes gone crease damn, u ppl r picture experts now on qiality just by seeing a pic shut up. Lastly this is the 02 colorway not the OG version man.
Yeah it hasnt but they released one that was wayy better and closer to the og about 5 years ago, point is, they keep killing us with the same releases over and over, like I said on the post for the 9's, where are the 17's and others that havent been retroed, thats what people want, there has had to have bee at least 10-15 pairs of 7's in the last 10 years, enough already lol
Ima get the shoes cuz I consume Js 3-7 in most colors, but I don't trust early pics unless they come from a legit source. This guy was commented on by someone saying the shoes he sent were bunk. If anyone remembers some of the early pics for the military blues, the blue looked super light and the colorway looked like a girls shoe. Well those pics were WRONG. I got the shoes and they're clean as hell. Especially if you're from LA and you rep some dodgers gear with em. The first pics of these raptors looked all ashy and B gradey. So don't let early pics fool you. Even legit pics in the wrong light can do a shoe injustice.