Step Into Air Jordan’s Olympic Summer
Michael Jordan's year of dominance at the Olympics in 1992 is set for a repeat 20 years later. Forget 2nd and 3rd place, this the summer's biggest Air Jordan releases are all gold status.
The 2012 London Olympics are set to officially kick off on July 27, and the entire world is waiting in anticipation. The past decade has seen international competition stiffen across many sports, and the same can be said for Olympic themed sneakers. Nearly every major sneaker brand will be offering some type of shoe inspired by this summer’s London games. Brand Jordan is no stranger to celebrating the Olympics with special edition shoes; you might recall MJ donning the “Olympic” Air Jordan 7 (VII) in Barcelona, as he and the ’92 Dream Team absolutely destroyed the competition. They were so good, in fact, that coach Chuck Daly didn’t call a single timeout the entire tournament. Take that.
This time around, Brand Jordan is going all out, with a “Gold Medal” pack, the aforementioned Air Jordan 7, as well as the Air Jordan 6 (VI) “Olympic,” which first debuted in 2000. While the pack features two new colorways, long-time sneakerheads will have no problem appreciating the latter two releases. The real difficulty will be in deciding which one is worth your hard earned dough. You really can’t go wrong with any of these kicks in your effort to wave the red white and blue!
Scroll through the pictures and let us know in the comments section which release has the most hype.
Model: Air Jordan VI “Olympic”
Colorway: White/Midnight Navy-Varsity Red
Street Date: 7/7/2012
Price Tag: $160
Model: Air Jordan VII “Olympic”
Colorway: White/Metallic Gold-Obsidian-True Red
Street Date: 7/21/2012
Price Tag: $160
Model: Air Jordan VI/VII “Gold Medal” Pack
Street Date: 8/18/12
Price Tag: $350