March 28, 2012 BY John Kim / 94
April is certainly the month for the Playoffs, as three of Nike’s postseason ‘Elite’ models will hit stores, but we’re certain many of you have been looking towards another ‘Playoff’ shoe – the Air Jordan XII in the OG Black/White-True Red. The name ‘Playoff’ stuck like glue despite Jordan wearing these during the ’97 All-Star Game (during which he tallied a triple-double), so why couldn’t these be called the ‘All-Stars’? This latest viewing also gives an interesting look at a fingerprint placed curiously on one of the outer faces of the shoebox. Is it a deliberate detail or perhaps a way to battle counterfeit boxes, like the hidden message on the Air Jordan IV ‘White/Cement’? Check out the fingerprint on the box below and let us know if these are the best ‘Playoff’ releases of April. Photos via a-knight
Air Jordan XII ‘Playoffs’
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Simple colorway, but DEFINITELY effective. I plan on getting these for sure. And it may not be much but I like the different little add-ons that JB is putting on the retros. IMO
This is my top fav sneaker website but these comments have been crazy lately and I just hope it doesn't get to the point where it affects the site. Anyway not worried about the leather, new box, old box whatever...I got my pair on hold already I'm just trying to find another spot that I can get a 2nd pair and I'll be set(I'm not selling either pair I get). I love 12s they were the 1st pair of jordans I bought with my own money back in 96 so they are extra special to me.
Already have 2 pairs on hold for me. No lines, no camping, no fights, riots, stabbings or drive by shootings. it's great to live in Canada. Except for the Raptors...that don't make it so good.
I like the different boxes for diferent releases. make sure the fakes don't keep up. but I guess if your showing them this far in advance they could just copy the pic... Damn! There goes that idea! I still like the dif. boxes.
kinda funny how people will hate on one shoe because of the material and love another, thinking they use better material on em....
all the hypebeast are getting these i wish jb/nike would raise the price of kicks to like $1000-$2000 a pair so REAL sneakerheads like myslef wouldnt have any problems gettin them
did anyone noticed the fake pair of playoff 12s in the ebay listings above with a buy now of 419??? SMMFH
the 12s are also one of my favorite jordans jus never been a fan of this colorway dont know y but I never buy this colorway but all the others are copped
Pass 2003 quality looks better. More cushion inside the shoe. Plus they didn't stay true to the shoe. Taxis are a better wait. all you resellers can have these hahaha.
Clean! Like the New Box even though it looks flimsy. Cool feature with the Jordan Thumbprint on the side. These are a Must Cop!
have the flu game 12s and i ended up using them to ball. great basketball shoe honestly. these will not be used to play ball in prob but rather to look classy when i go out and what not. classic and beautiful sneaker
Nice. Im gonna be broke because i have to buy ah..... stuff.. for the day before and these the day after..
naw fakes have been caught up they already copied the cement 4 box. they got my friend about two weeks ago smh.
shut up that made no sense these are basketball shoes not LV's. and second of all don't flex on the net like you a REAL sneakerhead and got 1000 or 2000 to blow.
Its amazin how many leather experts there are frum lookin at pictures...how bout u.see dat actual shoe b4 judgin da leather
I respect your opinion, but there is no need for a leather expert here my friend. Look at the bulges or line folds near the eyelets. I'd say those are coming from the inserts pressing against the inside the shoe. It looks like cardboard coverd pleather. You can even tell they shortchanged on the padding in between each line stich in the rear if the shoe. People are paying more money for grade school production quality, but to each their own.
yea you're right they hyped the concords for a whole year. as soon as the cool greys released they were talking bout the concords
its a RETRO... ur comparin these to da OG's & i hate when people do dat... cant wait til they start retro'n lebron & kobe (already retro'n da huraraches 2K4's) so i can see people complain bout them too