J. Cole made the statement of “Carolina Blue kicks, pedal to the metal” and it seems that Jordan Brand is making that the theme of Summer ’17. JB is hitting sneakerheads with the one-two punch of the University Blue 11 Lows and now we get the Air Jordan Retro 7 in that same color combo. The shoe was originally part of the “Pantone” collection of Air Jordan samples that were showcased at the 2010 World Basketball Festival. The monochromatic look of the Air Jordan 7 features a tonal University Blue upper that sits atop a solid white sole and complimenting white branding accents throughout.
Two things come to mind when you think of Carolina Blue, MJ playing in college and the classic “Best Of Me Part 2” music video where Jay-Z and Mya have matching UNC jerseys. The clip above has become synonymous with the color scheme and the sneaker culture. Classic moments in hip-hops prime when music videos had an influence and over sized jerseys were the go-to ‘fit have built a foundation in the game that will always be remembered.