In 1992, as Michael Jordan prepped for the Olympics in Barcelona, TinkerHatfield was designing colorways for the Air Jordan 7. Tinker let Jordanchoose and wear his favorite colorway to the Olympics, which became the AirJordan 7 Olympic sneakers. The alternate colorways designed were shelved until2016 when the Tinker Alternate was released to commemorate the Olympics inRio. The Air Jordan 7 Retro Tinker Alternate features a highly contrastingcolor blocked upper of white and blue. The shoes are one of only a very smallhandful of Jordan models that feature Jordans Olympic number 9 on the heel.