May 7, 2012 BY John Kim
We’re smack in the middle of a mini-renaissance of AJ12 fashion, so here’s a look at another piece of Air Jordan XII heat following last night’s ‘Ray Allen’ PE feature; this unreleased sample features the early ’04 French Blue version but with a solid black outsole and Copper/Bronze detailing on the heel pull-tabs and on the outsole, an apparent tie-in to the Washington Wizards. These could quite possibly have been the original ‘French Blue’ version, but in light of Michael’s retirement from the Wizards by the end of the ’02-’03 season, a true Wizards colorway would’ve been a clear anachromism. What resulted was the French Blue/Varsity Red colorway, which featured a white heel-tab, definitive red accents on the outsole (particularly the visible carbon fiber plate on the outsole), and the silver ‘Jumpman’ at the midfoot. Do you think Jordan Brand should release some ‘Wizards’ colorways of Air Jordan Retros? Check out the gallery of this rare Air Jordan sample below and if you want to throw some bids on this deadstock pair, check out the auction from rapodoc on eBay.
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