February 28, 2012 BY John Kim / 23
What do we have ourselves here – an Air Jordan 2012 ‘Year of the Dragon’ Part II? The first ones should still be fresh in your minds as it officially hit U.S. retailers as recently as this past Saturday, but we’ve got another Air Jordan 2012 to look forward to – this sick Black/White colorway that features a molded graphic of what appears to be a fierce dragon on the medial side-wall of the shoe. Speaking on that colorway – it displays to perfection the ‘zoot suit’ and ‘wingtip’ shoe appeal with the two-toned colorway, similar to the inline White/Black colorway that became recently dropped as well. The uppers are constructed of leather with the Flywire base utilizing a matte black finish to add to the muted yet stunning appeal, but again, our attention gets diverted to the pressed leather graphic of the dragon. We’ve got a detailed look at this Black/White ‘Dragon’ colorway so check it out and let us know what you think. via taobao
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seriously these shoes (any colorway) are insane. you just need to look at them on the street from the eyes of a non sneaker head/b ball player. they are eye catching as hell. so when you tell the average person that they ARE jordans their mind will be blown. over around and through. every other company is puttin out some form of wingtips this year too. as ironic as it seems these shoes are not for the self centered cause they are from another damn dimension. plus performance wise they are the best ever. #dontunderstandthehate
I'm a sucker for black tumble leather. Curious to know if these will have all 3 systems in the pack or just the "fly over" insoles with low sock liner. Getting 2 pairs if they are strictly fly overs. Hope they get released soon
Ive got the wolf greys and if you think that these "grow on u" from the pics...wait til you get them, my mind is still being blown. The customization that these offer make these THE ideal performance basketball shoe, I feel some sneakerheads who get hung up on retros forget that Nike and Jordan are in the business of innovation not antiques.
Wow I'm a fan of the 2012 (they grew on me), but the colorblocking on this pair make them look like a cheap pair of Oakies from Pic-Way... Not a good look...
better....than the other colorways. I see more of the dress shoe idea on these. I'm still not a fan tho.
Not feeling the colorway above, but I couldn't agree more with your statement. One of the best performance shoes to release in a long time. I don't even play that much anymore, but I had to take the wolf greys on a test run when I got them. They would definitely be my shoe of choice if I played on the regular. Oh yeah, and despite the opion of some, they do look stylish off the court too.
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