Air Jordan XII: NBA Photo Retrospective
12/12/12 – it’s a fortuitous alignment of month, day, and year that falls on our laps just once a year, and considering we won’t see that abbreviated date for another century, we might as well take the cue and feature the most iconic “12″ sneaker in history – the Air Jordan XII. This Tinker Hatfield design was unveiled in the ’96-’97 NBA Season, worn by Michael Jordan in four different colorways – the “Taxi”, “Flu Game”, “Playoffs”, and the White/Red – and in all those shoes, MJ has pulled of some amazing feats of excellence.
Most of Michael’s iconic moments in the Air Jordan XII aren’t mysteries by now: the Flu Game, during which MJ poured in 38 points while terribly ill, the understated Triple-Double at the All-Star Game, the 55-point outburst against the young Bullets in the Playoffs – the list is pretty much endless. We’ve compiled a nice gallery of Michael Jordan in the Air Jordan XII, so enjoy this XII feature on 12/12/12 and let us know what your favorite Air Jordan XII moment in the comments below.
The best looking 12s are the White/red "Japan" 12. I wish Nike/Jordan Brand never missed with the overall shape of the shoe. The Japan 12 is the Js that got me into collecting Js.
"Jordan's ain't all that! what's the big deal wit' yall 'n Jordans?" yea, say that shit now u lil bitch lol! whew! i need a newport! a good day indeed.
taxis,i need in my life!!!..im tight they didnt release as a quickstrike this year like they said they would dammit!!!...another in the top 5 ,plus my first pair of jays i ever owned.
Damn I remember these games. The moments. The Eastbay magazines and these shoes!!!! Jordans were grand when they came out once every 3 months or so.
just looking at these pics reminds me that J's will never look better on anybody else's feet but MJ himself
It's time for me to finish my collection and find a nice pair of cherry 12s. I love this shoe, though its big and clunky I still enjoy the lines and color blocking.
@kevinsalazar I have to agree! The 12's are the best to hoop in fo sho!
@rnrwithdave On my life, those were the days. Now its 30 retros a week
@JeRz strongly agree... not even when regular ppl wear them...
@Lilmr81 The white and red 12s has NOTHING to do with a cherry. Why you clowns call them that? It has nothing to do with the history of the shoe. They look just like the Japanese national flag. See how the white back ground matches the white leather upper and the red lizard print represents the red sun disk in the middle of the flag. Tinker was trying to match the bulls colorway with their national flag. Someone should smack the person/hypebeast that came up with that stupid name.
@dsuaveallday SMH Its OUT OF CONTROL!!!