October 20, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 9
About three years after the last Air Jordan 12.5 releases, the Jordan CMFT Max Air 12 debuted last November to push Air Jordan XII-based hybrids toward a more casual appeal. The chukka-styled AJXII Clave seems like the next logical step, but maybe we’d wedge the upcoming Air Jordan XII Runner in between them. The AJ12 Runner TXT has the low-cut silhouette of a typical running shoe but the sole leans so far to the ‘classic’ end of the scale that they have more of a ‘lifestyle’ look than the full-length Air Max’d CMFTs. You can see two colorways slated for next summer by clicking on the jump below; is the ‘Playoffs’ pair the winner or would you rather rock the ‘Obsidian’? via CK
Tags: Air Jordan XII Runner
My current gym shoe is the black/gold Alpha Trunner Max, and I'm fairly satisfied with it in terms of performance and aesthetics... but these just look weird. I really hope JB isn't going to start applying these Cortez-looking soles to many of their upcoming shoes.
i'm confused as to how these came to exist... there must have been a meeting at which the head of design for jordan said "yes! those are perfect! people are going to love these!" but these are horrible, and it's like the shoe is inside out, why is this happening???