Dino Hatfield, who has close ties with Jordan Brand, had posted the following tweet on his Twitter profile (), “Olympic Jordan 7. Fall.” Considering that Dino is known for leaking information that may take the sneaker community by storm, Jordanheads assumed that the Air Jordan 7 OG “Olympic” would be making its highly anticipated yet unexpected comeback in 2016. No doubt, this Air Jordan 7 iteration does sport the classic deep royal blue, fire red, lite iron ore, metallic gold coin and white color combination. However, news had recently surfaced that it is actually any entire different version being referred to as the “Tinker Alternative.”
If the Jumpman actually brought back the original Air Jordan 7 “Olympic”, it would make sense considering that the Summer Olympics is scheduled to take place between August 5th and 21st in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Moreover, if the Air Jordan 7 “Miro” from the “Olympic Collection” back in 2008 is considered too, Jordan Brand have dropped an Olympic-themed Air Jordan 7 Retro every four years ever since 2004. As its nickname perhaps suggests, Tinker Hatfield had actually designed this version as an alternative to the Air Jordan 7 OG “Olympic.”
Considering that it never hit the shelves before, it is about time that this sneaker makes its way to retailers. As can be seen in this new photo of the sneaker, it features considerably more color blocking and hues than the OG “Olympic.” Among the sneaker’s major features, the underlays sport traces of blue, while the heels are covered with the U.S. flag branding that has the “9” above it, and it is also equipped with gradient speckled midsoles. The ankle portions and the tongues of this sneaker also have some gold detailing too.
For the time being, Jordan Brand has not published any official photos. However, reports suggest that the Air Jordan 7 “Tinker Alternative” can be expected to hit the shelves on August 16th and retail at a price of $190.