The nickname of the Air Jordan 7 “Sweater” makes it rather obvious where this sneaker colorway may have taken its inspiration from because it was indeed inspired from a sweater, and not just any sweater. Many 23 is Back readers may not have heard of this, but the African-inspired geometric print featured on this sneaker was actually present on a more predominant scale on a sweater that Michael Jordan had worn. Apparently, Jordan Brand is planning to bring back this 90s sneakers on one of the upcoming 2015 Jordan release dates.
Along with new jordans from their Holiday 2015 collection that Jordan Brand has gradually unveiled, this is perhaps 2015’s most interesting Air Jordan sneaker, especially since it is the silhouette’s 23rd Anniversary this year. Jordan Brand has even releases official photos of the Air Jordan 7 “Sweater” way ahead of its unannounced release date, which is even more unusual.
For 23isBack readers who are not aware of the source of this sneaker’s inspiration, it was a sneaker that Michael Jordan was wearing when he made an appearance in a McDonald’s ad. In the ad, Michael Jordan played a game of H.O.R.S.E. with Larry Bird, with a Big Mac meal being the prize that would be awarded to the winner. The thing that made the commercial really iconic was the fact that apart from dressed in the funky sweater; he was also sporting the Air Jordan 7 “Sweater” on his feet.
The white base of this sneaker adds perfect balance to its upper, considering that the rest of the panels are covered in that funky graphic, which consists of hues like purple, red and yellow. A more contrasting touch is added in the form of an all-black tongue and black laces, while the other colors make a complementing appearance on the inner lining, sole and tongue. 23 is Back readers might have to wait a while longer to grab the Air Jordan 7 “Sweater” since it will likely be hitting the shelves on one of the Holiday Jordan release dates 2015.