1992 was a year in which we saw the assemblage of what many consider to be the greatest basketball team ever: The Dream Team. Bird, Magic and Barkley were just a few of the names on the heralded roster. But one star managed to shine even brighter than the rest, and that star was the the immoral shooting guard, Michael Jordan.
Jordan's accolades and accomplishments are innumerable. Six-time NBA champion. Two-time Olympic gold medalist... The list goes on. His biggest impact, however, may be off the basketball court.
As one of the first and most successful athletes to have their own signature shoe in the history of sports marketing, Jordan has created an empire.
The phrase "Air Jordan" denotes style, excellence, and has been the name of some of the most awe-inspiring sneakers for the last 30 years.
To help Jordan fans of all ages worldwide celebrate this 30th anniversary, Jordan Brand has been re-releasing some of its most popular and successful shoes.
This weekend is a special moment in the celebration, as we see the re-release of the Air Jordan VII in a brand new colorway. Dubbed "Barcelona Days," this colorway takes, sneaker and basketball aficionados back to 1992, a golden year of Michael Jordan's storied career.
This was the year Jordan won his second title against the Portland Trailblazers and perhaps more notably, won an Olympic gold medal at the Barcelona Summer Games. The city of Barcelona, Spain inspired the subtle and beautiful blue and grey hues used on the shoe.
To compliment them, bright orange reminiscent of a Spanish sunset and a darker grey give the shoe a bohemian flair.
Even if you do not consider yourself a "sneaker head," the Air Jordan 7 "Barcelona Days" is a must for anyone that appreciates the beautiful juxtaposition of color or even just the enduring legacy of the 1992 Barcelona Games.