Take Flight in the Air Jordan 7 Retro “Cardinal”

Listen, I love a new colorway as much as the next guy. But when it comes to Air Jordans, I prefer them in their original form. There’s something special about wearing a sneaker that Michael made history in – I know many Jordan enthusiasts feel the same way. And luckily, there’s been no shortage of OG goodness this year.

In 2022, the brand brought back classics like the “Chicago” Air Jordan 1, “Fire Red” Air Jordan 3, and “Playoff” Air Jordan 12. And, as if that weren’t enough, Jordan Brand is gearing up to rerelease the OG “Cardinal” colorway of the Air Jordan 7 later this month.

This forthcoming retro celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan 7’s original “Cardinal” colorway and marks the fourth time the makeup has been released. It arrives as it did back in 1992, with a white leather upper that features bright pops of “Cardinal Red” and “Chutney.” Like the OG, it features an embroidered Jumpman logo on the lateral ankle collars and a distinctly ‘90s “23” badge at the heels.

As far as cushioning is concerned, this pair features a black foam midsole with “Cardinal Red” and white accents at the forefoot and heel portions. This classic colorway is capped off with black rubber outsoles.

The Air Jordan 7 Retro “Cardinal” is scheduled to release on DTLR.com and DTLR stores on December 17th in full-family sizing.