Air Jordan XII Retro ‘Obsidian’ – Release Date

February 3, 2012 BY / 23

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Michael Jordan wore the ‘Columbia’ Air Jordan XI en route to the MVP award at the 1996 NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix, and given the recent history of Jordan Brand holiday releases, it seems all but guaranteed that we’ll either see those or the ‘Bred’ edition retroed as this Christmas’ can’t-miss retro. MJ Likely would have picked a similarly ‘off’ colorway for the following year’s ASG in Clevland, but the NBA’s choice to employ an MLB-style BYO-uniform dress code resulted in the more natural match being to the eventual ‘Playoffs’ colorway of the Air Jordan XII. That means that the OG ‘Obsidian’ AJXII went down as one of the most overlooked first-run colorways from the championship era Air Jordan Legacy, and this general lack of attention is reflected by the lack of a retro some fifteen years after its February 1997 debut. But that all changes this summer, when the Air Jordan 12 Retro ‘Obsidian’ makes good on the promise of a low-cut version we got back in ’04 and makes a Saturday, June 23rd release date one of the best graduation presents a Jordanhead could ever have. Click through for some more images and let us know which is your all-time most desired OG Air Jordan colorway, and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for updates.

Air Jordan XII Retro
Obsidian/White-French Blue-University Blue
130690-410

$160.00 – Men’s
$110.00 – Gradeschool
$70.00 – Preschool
$50.00 – Toddler
$42.00 – Infant

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23 comments
twotimes_
twotimes_

after i missed the concords cuz of the hypebeast i copped a pair of OG obsidians already.. those playoffs are a MUST

Concordia89
Concordia89

I'm so sick of hearing about people talking about the high retail price. FFS in Australia just to cop a Hyperfuse cost $180, the damn spizike Bordeaux cost 240 rrp, damn you guys got it made, quit whining.

J-Matt
J-Matt

I definately will be coppin these puppies.

Wale
Wale

Obsidion or Playoff.. I dont know!!! Ahh Its killing me.

ToneyCosmos
ToneyCosmos

The second pic makes me want to shed a tear of joy

LCHolland
LCHolland

OK, Ok, need to see better pictures. Forget the taxies, I'm getting the other three.

Brucebruce18
Brucebruce18

I can't stress this enough. I need some Taxis in my life.

Retro Junkie
Retro Junkie

Getting both no question. The 12s are my personal fav, so I can deal with price increase.

A-Boog
A-Boog

I remember my mom going ham on me for sneeking off wearing these to school in the 7th grade

staxx
staxx

too bad leather quality will suck, these are one of my all time favs.

JohnHuey
JohnHuey

$160? Seriously, JB? It's only a matter of time until releases retail for $200+

jaybo85
jaybo85

cant wait these are a must add to the collection. going broke from all this heat.

snakes
snakes

love obsidians and playoffs!

JcrackBallin
JcrackBallin

It's a dope ass year for sneaker heads too many good retros can't wait till see what 2013 will bring! Maybe some 13s

Big-Ben623
Big-Ben623

YES SIR, coppin both! & since i work at champs these comin out to 120 a piece(;

J-Matt
J-Matt

I'm wit u on dat, i'm waitin on a release date 4 dem bad boys!

@r3dnax3la
@r3dnax3la

Unless I'm missing something they've been $160 for quite a while?

LCHolland
LCHolland

Some people need to slow down, its just February.

Freakazoid
Freakazoid

Black cats come out in 2013 I'm come out retirement for those

JohnHuey
JohnHuey

So you're implying the price increases approximately $10 every 4 months? That's kind of my point.

J-Matt
J-Matt

I would SO suck MJs long meaty salty shaft all night long for a chance to own both of thes grails

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