Sneaker Spotlight: Air Jordan 7 “Cardinal”

Jordan 7 Cardinal Retro 2011 Photo Courtesy of Wish ATL/TheShoeGame.com

Jordan 7 Cardinal Retro 2011 Photo Courtesy of WishATL/TheShoeGame

This weekend one of the most slept on colorways of the Air Jordan 7 returns for the first time since 2006. The Air Jordan 7 “Cardinal” released in 1992 and, like all of the OG Jordan sneakers, was made famous by Michael Jordan’s performance on the court.

Air Jordan 7 "Cardinal" Original 1992

Air Jordan 7 "Cardinal" Original 1992

Checkout this Youtube video of MJ scoring 57 points in this original colorway back in 1992.

Surprisingly, we found only a few of the Air Jordan 7 Cardinal colorway uploaded on to the Sneakerpedia wiki. One of our favorites were these Originals from 1992 that were uploaded from Spain’s Pablo Jordan. The nickname Cardinal came from the Cardinal Red colored accents that were used on the midsole. Also adding some flavor to the all white leather upper was Bronze detailing on the Jumpman logo and heel loop. Although the originals are typically the most sought after for collectors, did you know that this version (uploaded by @adambeckah) is one of the few Jordan retro releases, the 2005 productions that released in 2006 that is, that were identical to the OG?

Jordan 7 Cardinal Retro from 2006

Jordan 7 Cardinal Retro from 2006

Did you also know that this was the first shoe in the Air Jordan line that didn’t feature the Nike Swoosh logo?

Tinker Hatfield, the designer, felt that the Jordan Jumpan logo could finally live on its own by the time the Jordan 7 released in 1992.

What do you think? Should the Jordan 7 have had the Swoosh somewhere?

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