Jordan Brand Honors Ray Allen With His Own Air Jordan Retro 7
When it comes to player’s who have gotten their own Air Jordan Retro PE’s, very few are as highly regarded as Ray Allen. He started to build that reverence in his days with the Milwaukee Bucks. It continued when he moved to the Seattle Supersonics, then to the Boston Celtics and with his final stop in Miami. Over the course of his career. Allen built quite the illustrious collection of player exclusives. Allen aka “Jesus Shuttlesworth” aka “Sugar Ray” aka “Mr. Basketball” has been out of the league for four years after retiring in 2016, but he still holds the PE title. Taking it back, Jordan Brand is now releasing a Retro 7 PE that Allen wore during his time with the Milwaukee Bucks. This player exclusive is one of the first to get a retail release with the player’s logo on the shoe.
Signing in 1997, Allen was one of the first five players to become members of team Jordan. He finally got his very own PE retros in 2002 with the Air Jordan 7 in a home and away makeup of the Bucks colors. Now, to celebrate his infamous NBA Career and his 2018 Hall of Fame induction, Jordan Brand is releasing an Air Jordan 7 Ray Allen colorway to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of his ’96 draft. Leave it to JB to tie in the number 23 in a subtle way. This shoe features a Black nubuck upper and is complimented by Grey and Purple accents on the midsole. Like the OG Bucks jerseys of that time, hints of Green are seen on the tongue and ankle collar and blend with the Purple Jumpman logo on the ankle. The icing on the cake is Ray’s custom logo that is seen on the insole of the shoe.