A retro sneaker that Jimmy Butler rocked when he was endorsed by the Jumpman was the Air Jordan 7.
This was the first sneaker in Michael Jordan signature line to forego Air technology, instead utilizing heel and forefoot Zoom Air. This gave a bouncier sensation compared to the impact absorbing Air Max cushioning. The Jordan 7 is also noticeably lighter than the past 6 versions, with a thinned out upper and the lightweight neoprene bootie interior. Visually, the shoe takes elements from African art, with the sharp lines directly coming from a African tribal patterns that designer Tinker Hatfield saw on a poster in Portland.
Butler wore the “Miro” colorway during his 2016-17 Media Day with Chicago Bulls.
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