This original Air Jordan VII colorway is known as the "Cardinal's." The nickname came from the shoes colorway description. These were released in April of 2006 alongside another Air Jordan VII Retro colorway. Although this was the first general release Air Jordan VII Retro to come out in 2006, it was actually the third colorway released. The two prior were both limited "LS" (lifestyle) releases available only at select Jordan Brand accounts. Retail on these was $135, and they came with an Air Jordan VII retro card and metal tipped laces for an added touch. This also marked the first time the "Cardinal's" were retroed, with 2011 being the second time.