As sneakerheads, we all have our favorite models and favorite colorways, but sometimes those two things don’t actually exist on the same sneaker release. For instance, a personal favorite for me is the original “Shattered Backboard” colorway from the Air Jordan 1, but my personal favorite Air Jordan model is the Air Jordan 3. The combination of the two, however, would be next level.
Jordan Brand is constantly trying to mix colorways and silhouettes in hopes of finding that next big thing, but often times what might look good on paper (and even on the shoe), isn’t always well-received by sneaker enthusiasts. Recently the Air Jordan 3 “True Blue” colorway landed on the AJ1 High OG, and despite the colorway being one of the more popular on the AJ3, the Air Jordan 1 “True Blue” didn’t sell near as well as many expected it to.
According to Sole Collector, the Air Jordan 7 is getting a familiar colorway this summer in the form of the “White/Infrared” colorway that originated on the Air Jordan 6 back in 1991. This should be an interesting mixup, as the AJ7 has never had the “Infrared” color palette, which is arguably one of the most important to ever grace a pair of sneakers. Like the AJ6, the upcoming Jordan 7 colorway uses a mostly white upper with some eye-catching contrasting black with Infrared color pops. An iced-out clear outsole adds another layer of appeal that makes these a potentially perfect summer shoe.
The rumored release date for the “White/Infrared” Air Jordan 7 is June 30th, but as always, that can change as we get closer to its release date.