It’s almost been 20-years since the release of the Nike Air Jordan VII “Cardinal” sneakers. Yeah, that’s a long time and, just like the blink of an eye, another 20-years will roll by and we’ll be looking back remembering when the retroes released on June 19, 2011.
I’m going to spare you the stroll down nostalgia lane, but let me just say that when the “Cardinals” hit store shelves, they weren’t the “hot” sneakers at the time. Hard to believe, huh? Well, it’s true.
In 1992, the sneakers that had ‘heads ringing well before Dr. Dre did it, were the Nike Huarache line of sneakers. There was the Air Huarache and the Air Trainer Huarache that were the sneakers that folks were rocking and hunting for the exclusive color ways that were released in various cities.
Let’s just say that while MJ won a NBA Championship and an Olympic Gold Medal while wearing the Air Jordan VIIs, Nike’s cross training and running divisions were the true KINGS. Just ask Wayne Gretzky!