December 19, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 90
The modern sneaker scene offers more retro releases than any other point in history, but there are times when the choices of what’s available seem a bit confusing. For example, the Air Jordan XII ‘Taxi’ is a beloved design, and it’s one that translates well to a lowtop variant, but some sneakerheads wondered why we got another ‘Taxi’ Low this spring when they’d already dropped back in 2003, while some of the OG Twelves still sit on the shelves. But that’ll change next year as we get three of the five originals including the ‘Bulls’ and ‘Obsidians’, along with this pair that was retroed in early ’04 and recently graced the cover of NBA2K10, the Air Jordan XII Retro ‘Playoffs’. This is the shoe in which Michael Jordan closed out the 1997 NBA Finals in Chicago after a heroic performance in Utah wearing the ‘other’ postseason XII that’ll forever be known as the ‘Flu Game’. These arguably have a better lifestyle appeal thanks to white instead of red mudguards paired with their black full grain leather uppers, but with the Obsidian pair also coming soon with the same blocking pattern, will you even be able to choose between them?! Click through to see more of the ‘Playoff’ AJ12s and stick with Sneaker News for all the 2012 Air Jordan Retro release dates. via Marquee Sole
Why can't we get plane ole retro's the red jordan on the back and the red jumpman on the toe throw the whole shoe off if the colorway ain't broke don't fix it hopefully these r just some samples
12 colorways rated in order frm 1st to last: playoffs, flint grey, french blue, bred,obsidian, taxis. I tend to lean more towards black or dark colored jays because their easier to keep clean
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only 12's im coppin in 2012... unless they want to release those white & flints... or even da white & french blu joints
if money was not an object id cop, but I'll most likely just get the obsidians. *puts on thumbs-down helmet*
For the first time i can remember that everybody agreed on a shoe and not dissing the quality, well besides "rick ross " like he always does but fresh ass fuck.
WTF is this? lil wayne got his own camo shoes now? son of a bitch! maybach music still run shit! silk...oops i mean slim dunkin dead
the ting about 12s is, they seem to hold up. I just got an og pair of obsidians and the material is waaaaay better than anything out today so icant pay $160 for retroes that feel like fakes on my feet
nice...only slight difference on these is that the jordan lettering on the back pull tab is red than white, other than that, these will be copped
U gotta be joking 2 minor changes and u bent outta shape, havent u learned by now they have to change something to keep the OG different from the retros and retros diff from retros. If there all the same the value of them goes down
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Yeah, the Jumpman on the front sole is red rather than black too. Nice though. Much nicer than the fake looking IV's coming out next year.
u not rich like me so dont think u can just throw some shit in the bag POINT!!! what type of name is point? whats the "point" of your name
lmao!!! man gtfo one hundred thousand a year my ass. how the hell you gonna have a ba in business and make that much when you can't write a paragraph correctly (who uses a pause every two words?) Your Wendy's must not get a lot of customers in the drive thru's huh?
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