Separating myth from reality can be difficult when discussing these sneakers. Yes, sneakers. But we know they’re not just any pair of kicks — they’re a faithful reproduction of the shoes worn by the best basketball player of all time on the best athletic team ever assembled in the history of sport. There’s actually enough basketball lore to go around in discussing Michael Jordan and the Dream Team that even the inconvenient realities surrounding them won’t diminish their greatness — i.e., the squad’s first scrimmage against a college team featuring the likes of Chris Webber, Penny Hardaway and Bobby Hurley ended in a loss, and it wasn’t Michael who was the leading scorer during the ’92 Olympics (that would be Sir Charles). The Dream Team is simply a great story, one every basketball fan should look into, but to experience the saga vicariously, pick up a pair of these sneakers. The “Olympic”-edition of the Air Jordan VII is available July 21st at Jordan Brand retailers like London’s Foot Patrol.
Release Date: July 21st, 2012 (Saturday)