April 18, 2012 BY John Kim / 66
Tinker Hatfield pays an incredible amount of detail with his footwear designs, so let’s take a look at some of exciting details of the Air Jordan XII as we gear up for this Saturday’s release of the ‘Playoffs’ colorway. Inspired by the land of the Rising Sun, Tinker placed pronounced grooves on the upper with stitches to create that ‘Rising Sun’ effect. Tinker further stylized the Air Jordan XII, which was also inspired by a 19th century woman’s dress boot, but placed an embossed lizard-skin material at the mudguard, which also spilled to the forefoot portion of the midsole. Additional accents like the silver-plated lace-rings on the upper gave the shoe a bit of a luxurious touch, while the visible carbon fiber plated on the outsole carried on the design function that first arrived with its predecessor – the Air Jordan XI. Finishing off the design was a plethora of Jordan insignia around the shoe, like the Jumpman stamped at the toe and the ’23’ at the ‘bumper’ of the heel. A true beauty to behold is the Air Jordan XII, so take a look at the gallery of these fine details below and let us know if you’ll have the ‘Playoffs’ on your feet this weekend. Photos: us10
Air Jordan XII ‘Playoffs’
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not to sound like a hypebeast/wannabe whatever but where will these be selling? like champs or what sorry if i sound retarded
Though I love sneakers, most sneaker heads are broke cause they spend all there money on shoes.. So don't be to proud about being a broke sneaker head!
they fit kinda big, im usually 9.5 in js, 10 in the elevens, but these, i had to do a 9 they run long, and "brandon" prolly does have the real 12s, he aint lying wen he says theyre low quality im tellin yall wen u see them with your own eyes, youll say ohh yeaa damn he was right...but 117 pocket change, wait till u get ur gold package 350 damnnnn...and yes he prolly did get a discount, mines 30% i get all my retros for 112.. this means ill get my gold package for $245 ayeeee
gonna pass, a classic nonetheless however just not feeling them good luck to everyone else copping tho
got mine already cuz i work at a store, they aint all that, kinda low quality, the white sole is kinda funky colored, and the carbon fiber on the bottom mid is..diferent..the youth sizes are wayyy better quality, youl all see what i mean when u have them in ur hands urself
SN could we get a CLOSER look please?! I need to see more pics to decide...perhaps the insole too lol
Never liked 12's in general, sold my taxi's from the dmp pack in 08. Thought i would buy these because i like the colorway, but i got em last week from my hookup and took em back, 12'z just arent my cup of tea. Good luck to all those that like 12's and want em though.
not a fan of the white bottom which is hard to clean and maintain... ill rather cop the bred xii's, taxi's, cherry's, or french blue's....(no white bottom's)
I was fortunate enough to get these yesterday for $117! Still can't believe it. Quality is what you would expect from retros now but the allure and nostalgia of the show surpass the poor quality. I've wanted these for awhile and I'm finally financially stable enough to cop so I did and I'm happy I did!
First...did I win? great quality JB did good job....more limited then cements...most stores are only getting 20 pairs total.
IMO these kicks are beautiful but too many people gunna have them on at the same time so if i cop ima save em for the fall
Point me in the dam direction please lol...these will be nice to pull out the box while sitting on the couch ....can't wait!!
I wish they quit hyping shoes up so much it's just a shoe yes it looks nice but it can't and won't give you super powers
much more detailed pics very nice............... and extremely similar to the other 1005 pics of the playoffs posted so far -_- well hey 3 more days
12s are wack. probably a nice shoe to ball in but not a good look for street wear. I will be coping 2 pairs for pure trade bait.
Interesting responses. Actually what happened is a local shoe store lets me buy early but of course they remove tags and key in prices. She told me 171.11 but must've keyed in 117. So I lucked up. And the financially stable comment refers to the fact that I work two jobs: teaching middle school and as a pharmacy tech while in grad school so some people should think before they type. I wouldn't dare argue with the people on here. "A wise man told me not to argue with fools because people from a distance can't tell who is who". Good luck to everyone copping though and God bless!
It's obvious if SN sees anyone's comment with the word "first" in it, they will definitely make you look stupid and put your comment down the ladder lol.
LMMFAO!!! I guess u call the Jordan XIII "Playoffs" the "Ray Allen 3 Pt Records" as well or the White & Black XII the "Playoffs" instead...I can already tell u buy certain shoes cuz the rest of ur friends buy them or hype them up...sad, sad, sad...:'(
BLACK & RED CONCORDS?? did he just say that? jay they also coming out with black and white flu games, i'll sell them to you, you'll be the only one with it. people like you are the ones i hope that mased , arrested , robbed, while you wait for these imaginary black and red concords that are coming out.
just stop.. Black and red concords? That's a joke right? like the grey space jams? Concord is a cw not a design the words you were looking for are "bring on the bred 11s" Uneducated "sneakerheads" are ruining the game.. Do your research.
Did you say black and red Concord .You are definitely not a Jordan collector. Black and red 11s are called breds. Concord is actually a dark purple. It's people like you who crowd the web sites and shoe store lines to purchase sneakers you know nothing about.study up before you speak.
Interesting responses. Actually what happened is a local shoe store lets me buy early but of course they remove tags and key in prices. She told me 171.11 but must've keyed in 117. So I lucked up. And the financially stable comment refers to the fact that I work two jobs: teaching middle school and as a pharmacy tech while in grad school. I work hard for my kicks so anytime I can get a deal I'm ecstatic! Some people should think before they type. Good luck to everyone copping though and God bless!
How so if they drop in a few says which means retail store been had em for a couple weeks now. Dude may have a connect who works at footlocker or finishline. shoe is 160 @ 30% discount, $117 is pretty accurate. stop hating.