April 5, 2012 BY John Kim / 42
In light of the return of the Obsidian XII this June, we’ve come to realize that the species known as the “un-retroed Air Jordan” is growing closer and closer to extinction. However, it’s become clear that for every OG to re-release, Jordan Brand introduces an all-new colorway to create it’s own legend – like the Stealth and Old Royal X following the original Chicago version and the Cool Grey XII preceding the Obsidian release. It’s been fifteen years since we last saw the Obsidians, although 2003’s low-top held it down for a bit, appeasing one group while making the wait even more unbearable for the other. This June, all that will be resolved, because the Air Jordan XII ‘Obsidian’, one of the last few untouched OGs, officially crosses over to the Retro pool. Will you cop the Obsidians this June or are the releases of the South Beach Elite 9, Military IV and even the Yeezy 2 too much to handle? Photos via HoopCity
Air Jordan XII Retro
Obsidian/White-French Blue-University Blue
Man, I hate having too many pairs of the same color shoes!!! But, dammit...I'm coppin' these and the South Beach Elite
1 of 3 jays I have been waiting for and I will be throwing down $320 plus for 2 pairs. A real grown man shoe and colorway. Was only 10 when they dropped but these are a must and the Olympic 6's.
Damn.. Better go get some mofe bakin soda n whip up this thang in da kitchen..... Madd sneakers comin out stack bundles juu heard?
Since these haven't been retroed in the truest form (besides the low cuts) since 1997, these are a MUST HAVE. I remember I wanted these bad! I preordered a pair already and may have to get another pair.
I'm cop the playoffs this month, low top 11's next month, and these the following month....looking to be like Christmas in the summer lol
I have to get these and the playoffs, the twelves are probably my favorite j in terms of comfort and style..so classy
wow they are already on ebay now http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trk... Arent those even legit?
I've thinkin for awhileif he would ever retro all the shoes over time, most likely since this is all about money
they nice! but! i will already have the (playoff 12's), plus i would rather buy the retro 4's or the lebron south beaches!
Still have my og pair frum 97 & da lows.... miiiight cop these to compare. But ill probably pass & get ready fa da oly 6s... hope people dat want these get them tho. These wont last 10 mins online
With all these black red and white colorways, Obisidians ALL DAY for me, over the Playoffs. without a question or doubt.
jordan brand fuking everything up, the height on these are like the 04 low tops smh, ima cop me an og pair better but these are a must cop even thou shit be whack
This is a stupid comment..... How can you bash them, act like you got the money to buy an Og, and turn around and say your still going to cop a pair of these??? Dumb motherf ucker
Dudes like these are the reason why the sneaker game is messed up now..... How are they a "must cop" when 2 words later u say "shit be whack"..... Your grammar and common sense kill me son.