Air Jordan 12: 1996–1997
At the time the Air Jordan 12 was supposed to be unveiled, the twelfth model from the Air Jordan line had to compete with Nike’s Foamposite and Shox. It might be hard to believe but the source of inspiration for the Air Jordan 12 came from Nisshoki, a 19th century woman’s fashion shoe, while its design was also inspired by the Rising Sun seen in the Japanese flag, which is the reason that sun rays are depicted through the stitching that runs down its side panels. Unlike its predecessors, the tongue of the Air Jordan 12 features “Two 3” instead of “23.”
In 2015, Jordan Brand and Public School NYC collaborated to work on the Air Jordan, but the real retro gems will arrive next year in the form of the classic “Flu Game,” “French Blue” and “Varsity Red” colorways. Even the Air Jordan 12 “Master” will hit the shelves in 2016 as a part of the “Poster” collection.
Black/Metallic Gold Star-Hyper Violet
Release Date: June 4th, 2016
510815-018 | $140