MEMORIAL DAY EDITION
2012 Sneaker News Article: Nike isn’t skimping on footwear options when it comes to the upcoming celebration of the Dream Team, celebrating 20 years of history at the Olympic Games in London. To celebrate Team USA Basketball and its legendary dominance of international basketball, Nike will release the ‘Dream Team’ Collection, highlighting four memorable sneakers that utilized the Olympic Games as a podium.
One of the four is the Air More Uptempo, worn by Scottie Pippen during the ’96 Games; these actually released as a House of Hoops exclusive in 2010 and looks to make a quick comeback – not that anyone is complaining.
Per Sneakerwatch: The latest model to join the list of kicks apparently getting remastered is the iconic, blockbusting, Air Jordan 7 'Olympics,' worn by Michael Jordan during the unforgettable 1992 Olympic 'Dream Team' run. This colorway is not only a piece of history but one of the best Air Jordan 7 colorways. This is a colorway that definitely deserves high quality treatment and we're sure sneakerheads will be very pleased to learn of its return, although it was just reissued in 2012.
It appears Jordan brand isn't going to be taking it slow with their remastering campaign, as the list of future releases gets larger and larger. The best part about these releases is that we are seeing Jordan brand take less chances with new colorways, instead focusing their energy on bringing classic models to their past glory.
Twelve years ago, Ray Allen went to his first Olympic Games and earned a Gold Medal for USA, leading the team in scoring during the opening preliminary game against China and tying for the team lead in points during the Gold Medal game against France. The fifth-year veteran got his first taste of mainstage victory with that Gold Medal, as an NCAA National Championship and NBA Championship eluded him up until that point.
It was during this Olympic run that Ray Allen sported the Air Jordan VI ‘Olympic’, bringing the Gold standard to the Jumpman brand that signed him on as one of its future faces. The original 2000 version of this colorway remains one of the most highly sought-after collectibles in the Air Jordan catalog, and tomorrow, a Retro release with minor differences will hit stores, giving Air Jordan fans new and old to revisit this iconic moment in Ray’s career.