April 30, 2013 BY John Kim
The Air Jordan VII was said to be inspired by African tribal art, which is clearly reflected in the wild multi-colored tongue graphic and the distinct peaks on the forefoot and heel of the midsole. It allowed for some unique colorways to become produced – most notably the “Bordeaux” colorway which stands as one of the most off-centered colorways in Air Jordan history. This incredible unreleased sample from 1992 also sheds light on the intense color compositions that were in place, with a White/Purple/Red/Green combination speaking to that African inspiration (and would actually work as a Ray Allen Milwaukee Bucks PE, like the one we showed you some time ago). What’s even more interesting is that the upper mixes a nubuck material on the purple portions and white tumbled leather for an even greater contrast. Check out the extra shots of this rare eye-candy below!