The Air Jordan 7 Gets An Afrobeats-Inspired Colorway
Written by Max1023fm on December 21, 2021
In celebration of the model’s 30th Anniversary, Jordan Brand will be releasing a special edition Air Jordan 7 SE “Afrobeats” colorway.
Afrobeat is a music genre that involves the combination of elements of West African musical styles such as fuji music and highlife with American jazz and later soul and funk influences, with a focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion.
The term was coined in the 1960s by Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Fela Kuti, who is responsible for pioneering and popularizing the style both within and outside Nigeria.
Distinct from Afrobeat is Afrobeats – a sound originating in West Africa in the 21st century, one that takes in diverse influences and is an eclectic combination of genres such as highlife, hip hop, house, Juju, Ndombolo, R&B, and Soca
The sneaker features a tan upper that uses different materials and patterns that brings some depth to the sneaker with the Huarache-inspired bootie and tongue in a white and black print. The Air Jordan branding on the tongue is stitched in gold with the Jumpman on the ankle collar stitched in tan and the black midsole and outsole feature royal blue and tan accenting throughout.
The Air Jordan 7 “Afobeats” is expected to drop in Fall 2022 via SNKRS and at select retailers for $210.