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Air Jordan XII Retro ‘Playoff’ – New Images

December 27, 2011 BY / 64

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2012 marks the fifteenth anniversary of most of the original Air Jordan XII colorways, and true to form, Jordan Brand will offer something of a celebration with a couple of Retros and at least one brand new colorup.  Aside from the ‘Flu Game’ colorup that was honored with a special variant just a couple years back, this Air Jordan 12 Retro ‘Playoffs’ edition is likely the most memorable for the majority of sneakerheads, owing both to MJ wearing them while capturing his fifth NBA Championship as well as the image from those 1997 Playoffs appropriated for the cover of NBA2K10.  The OG ‘Obsidians’ and a new ‘Cool Grey’ pair will join the recently previewed Air Jordan XII Clave and Runner lifestyle looks, so which one(s) will you choose next year?  We’ve got some new pics of the Playoff 12s to show you after the jump, so check them out and stick with Sneaker News for the US release date.  via SoleWings

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64 comments
TaylorMade361
TaylorMade361

I WAS IFFY BUT NOW IM POSITIVE IM GOING TO GRAB THESE!!!!! I HAVE THE '04 RELEASE AND THESE ARE DAMNN DAMMMNNN NEAR THEM.....

axl
axl

must have these hope the price is fair enough.

stan
stan

guys this comment section is getting too buck for no reason. just calm down its a shoe site enjoy the shoes

BURRR
BURRR

These drop on April 21st, 2012 if anyone really wants to know. -My birthday is April 25th. these are definitely MINE :D , Hope you get them too!

-___-
-___-

they didnt ruin these with nubuck!!! :]]

omar
omar

when do they come out??

npt
npt

shape looks good unlike recent retros lookin like some bananas

Fresh
Fresh

199 is for canada 160 is a usa

hozezae
hozezae

All u assholes shut the fuck up about quality if u still stuck in the past with old shit move on its 20#2 it is what it is. JB aint gone change shit, yall still gone buy it and if u want old ass 12's from 1997 go get them old ass shoes thats gone crumble at sone point. Materials r different now and sone r better, if the old shit was good they still be using it now, damn just stop complaining and be glad its coming back out and if u dont want it dont come on here yapping about BS

jayden
jayden

this is the next big shoe for me in 2012...

PacMan
PacMan

Fail...plastic eyelets. All I want is metal...not painted plastic. 10$ more..for so much less. This shoe has no special design elements, so why is it that you change anything on the shoe??? I'm just venting.

ant
ant

wow. they actually look decent. Yhe obsidian samples looked like trash so i went out and found an og ds pair...the quality of the og made me cry inside

air237780
air237780

it's a 2012 retro, sorry but if u want the go og version go get the go get the go version and if you're going to complain about any of the new retros because it's missing this or that here's a simple solution, don't get them. this coming from a 34 yr old that's seen the ogs, i'm going to get these and be happy at least they brought them out. i hate you resellers and hate those teens and early 20 something yr olds that talk out of the rear end and have no idea why they're even in that game. OMG the 23 on the back has moved .00001 centimeters lower SMH LMAO

RT5
RT5

Beautiful shoe! But yet people will find something to complain about. For those of you complaining, at the end of the day your still going to buy this shoe, correct??

jo jo
jo jo

2011 was hard on my pockets, but 2012 is gonna rape them.

DominicD3
DominicD3

These will look good in my collection

OZoneJB23
OZoneJB23

awesome...i need 2 pair,im glad they kept the silver name tab on the side

Playoff's
Playoff's

Idc . . 3x for me when they drop . . these are my grails right here and been waiting patienly for these to drop already

Mark
Mark

These just scream "Love me sexy"

ant
ant

SO WE SHOULD BE GLAD THAT THEY KEEP LOWERING QUALITY WHILE RAISING PRICES? YOUR ATTITUDE AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE EXACTLY THE REASONS THEY KEEP DOING IT. IF YOU DONT WANNA HEAR PEOPLES OPINIONS GET THE FUCK OFF THE SITE AND STOP HATING ON THOSE OF US WHO HAVE A FUCKING BRAIN

ant
ant

if the eyelets are plastic i will def not cop ebay has a few og pairs up. I spent $200 for the obsidians and it was well worth it

Chea
Chea

Shut your old headed ass up. It ain't the fault of us younger folk for when we were born or why so late or growing up around mj playing days as kids that can't afford it at that time. Greedy ass people like ypu should quit copping especially since your 34 give the up and coming a chance. Plus if you ain't buying them for your kids at that age you just a straight up loser copping them for yourself lls.

jayden
jayden

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepppppppppppppppppppppppppppp

ant
ant

Im dont know. I passed on alot the last few years. I would def spend an extra $20 or so to see some better made better quality materials on js

dubsom
dubsom

I have a pair of OG's, they are very similar. I think you will not lose if you purchase these.

ant
ant

The thing about the ogs is that if you find them ds you can actually still wear them. The build quality back then was top notch and the leather is butteriffic. I wore an og pair of obsidians to the concord release...Neckbreaker!

hozezae
hozezae

And its ppl like you who complain and keep buying. Shut the fuck up, we been getting this shit like the last 5 years and you aint got over it yet. Nike air wobt cone back so stop conplaing about that and thats been gone 10 years. You probably some young dumb ass who agrees with everybody else opinion but your own

air237780
air237780

greedy? if was greedy i'd be getting multiple pairs, i get 1 and if i have the same shoe multiple times it's from different eras. i get everyone what i have already, the only things i have that family don't have is some stuff from early 90s. here's an idea junior, get a job and stick to those ugly ass lebron9s. we all going to get old but at least i can say i saw MJ play. half of u wouldn't even be in the game if youtube didn't exist. stay on our generations nuts .

air237780
air237780

junior everybody wants to be a thug on the internet so say what u gotta say but you stupid kids screwed this whole thing up. here's another idea for u kids, get a job instead of reselling, you probably have a whole closet full of sneakers that just sit there and collect dust. greedy, i've never ever sold a sneaker from 96 till now, half u kids wouldn't even be in the game if u couldn't show off your collection. don't bring up family again

Rush
Rush

EX of a dick rider. He was too young to see Jordan play but want's to school people on Jordans. Live in your own era (Kobe & Lebron). The same stupid motherfuckers complaining about how people were getting robbed and beat for the concords don’t realize people got killed for Jordans all the time in the early 90s this isn't something new.

Rush
Rush

I don't know what the fuck you're talking about and obviously neither do you. You can't wear a pair of DS OG Playoffs now they'd crack. The only thing you're right about is the quality being great. Seriously the real problem with this "sneaker game/culture" or whatever you wanna call it is these new kids don't have their your own identity so they dick ride everyone else. Sneaker News knows this also or they wouldn't be posting celebrities wearing kicks. Real sneaker heads/collectors don't care what celebrities wear, but followers do.

hozezae
hozezae

U one less muthafucka ee and nike gotta worry about. Nike lose one theres ten other nike niggaz too pick it back up. My shoes last long good quality or not maybe u just rough on shoes. Besides retros nowadays aint to ball in there casual wear duh, but many still ball in them and dont complain just ask the nba players

stan
stan

they are gonna do that anyway...

ant
ant

If we dont complain and just keep buyin then theyll keep producing garbage and raising prices. I dont buy every release because i wear my kicks and im not payin almost 200 to wear my shit 1 0r 2 times and then give them away because the cheap, fake ass leather is already creased. Thats exactly what happened with the mars 4 and others. If nike wants my money they have to do better tan this bullshit quality and distribution. I just read an article saying that JB quality on new models is top notch but quality on materials and build on retro models is below Payless and Kmart standards,,,Thats embarrassing. So let me get this straight.....use dope marerials on models NOBODY wants and use elmers glue and cardboard to make the models EVERYBODY wants? Im i the only one who thinks thats fucked up? The lebel used to read something like..."Quality products inspired by the greatest athlete on earth"(or something like that) and it was true. Today it should read.."Quality as low as we can get away with without causing a boycott of our shitty products"

Chea
Chea

Lls somebody mad I did my job lil bit@h hahahahaha y'all can't read I swear I said grown up around mj Time and not being able to cop js cause any afford them. Ignorant motherfu@kers just argue to argue stupid asses.

rushmynuts
rushmynuts

shut the fuck up....you know it all bitch and stop hatin on people....get a girlfriend

ant
ant

Your a bitch. anything from 10 up is wearable as long as its been stored properly. Have you taken your medication? why you so angry at everyone? I bought the kicks..i wore them,,,,,no cracking.....better quality.....the end. There is nothing to debate here...I have 11 12 and 13 ogs that have never cracked and look and feel great and i have retros from 2001-2007 that were made like shit, feel like shit and look like shit.

og jawdun
og jawdun

Rush. Youse a bitchmade nigga. I got og flu games like 4 years ago and they still go hard. No cracking and I wore them at least 20 times. They were made in 97 and still look good. Why. You open your mouth to disresipect people when you don't know a fucking thing..? Gay ass

Rush
Rush

I have OG Playoffs that’s why I said that. I have a bunch of OG shit I'd love to sell to some lame like you cause I can't wear them they'll crack. LOL How can you claim OGs as wearable unless the seller has been wearing them meaning they're not DS like you said………………..Then again if you wear the same size as a little girl then you can buy OGs shoes and not worry about them cracking, so I guess you proved me wrong. Oh and trust me No on was impressed with your obsidians so get over yourself. You got excited that other guys were looking at your shoes at the concord release and you collect socks? Wouldn't that make you the fag?

Rush
Rush

Looks like reading comprehension wasn't your "cup of tea" either or else you'd realize I was addressing Ant not pete. I'm glad to see that chivalry isn't dead and you'd jump to defend your boyfriend so quickly. bravo

ant
ant

EVERYBODY including the seller i got them from warned me not to wear them.....wore them for about 16 hours with zero issues...the only wear on the shoe was that small side tab that is silver on the playoffs...its white on the obsidians and when i unboxed them, it had turned pink...i sea glowed that about 3 times and used a magic eraser and its white again For those of you claiming all this bullshit about what we do and dont know about kicks....shut the fuck up and stop being fags. You just make yourself look like a hatin bitch. My fuckin sock collection cost more than your whip so stop hating and let the rest of us on here who wanna share our experiences do just that, without your bitchass cryin in the background

ant
ant

You stupid motherfucker I wore them 3 days ago you fucking fag...send a cell number and ill send you a pic. Check on ebay right now and you can find pairs that specifically list them as wearable. Sooo unless your punkass has a pair and they cracked on you...SHUT THE FUCK UP AND KEEP MOVING

Pete
Pete

I swear some of you posers who act like they know everything about kicks and they been doing this since they were knee high need to quit flexing behind these monitors. where in any of that did they both talk about celebrities or being a dickrider? Reading comprehension wasn't your "cup of tea" growing up huh?



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