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Air Jordan XVI 2012 Retro – Unreleased “Cherrywood” Sample

February 23, 2013 BY / 26

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cherrywood xvi 2012 sample 00 Air Jordan XVI 2012 Retro   Unreleased Cherrywood Sample

The Air Jordan XVI signified many points in the legacy of the Air Jordan as well as in Michael Jordan’s career. As we all remember, Jordan wore the XVI for a short period when he finally returned to the NBA as a Washington Wizard, but on Nike’s side of things, the Air Jordan XVI was the first model since the Air Jordan II that was designed by someone other than Tinker Hatfield. Senior footwear designer Wilson Smith was behind the Air Jordan XVI, but he brought back some important elements from the Tinker era like the translucent outsole from the Air Jordan V and patent leather from the XI, but Smith welcomed the idea of a gaiter that truly gave the shoe a distinct aesthetic never before seen on an Air Jordan model. 2012 was intended to be the year of the XVI Retro, but as we’ve reported in recent headlines, that was completely scrapped. We do know that the Cherrywoods were intended to make a return, so peep this gallery of this unreleased sample and let us know if you’d welcome a Retro release in 2013.

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26 comments
DetroitTrae
DetroitTrae

i have the OGs right now in a size 9 w/gaiter @detroittrae on twitter 

hozezae
hozezae

Everybody should know by now that these will not drop until alot of hype is build around these. As you see only 21 comments on a shoe that hasnt released in many years besides the cdp 16. SN show'd a few 16's so far and their was small account of comments posted. From a business stand point nike expects numbers and when these originally dropped ppl cared less. If the demand pick up for these like nike is expecting them too trust these will dropped. They're creating this buzz and released the information that the 16's were too dropped to get ppl into it. They know ppl want more retros beyound the 14's but are ppl willing to buy them. Watch once these get hyped up these will drop.

Brazy_ness
Brazy_ness

I like 16's but none of the cw's make me say .....dam

Sole_2_Sole
Sole_2_Sole

YES, would welcome w open arms, even more if we could get em w cherrywood patent on toe box. just me.

njgringo667
njgringo667

Yep once again JB sucks for skipping on these.  Such a clean look.

njgringo667
njgringo667

Yeah... Again JB sucks for skipping on these for more ish that will hit the outlets.  

RT5
RT5

So JB was pretty much going to retro most (if not all) 16s in 2012?? What a tease!

And YES SN. You guys know we would welcome a retro release in 2013. Stop asking that same question every time you make a post of every sample 16s 

ALLABOUTTKK
ALLABOUTTKK

Ready for anything above Jordan 14s!

TRS
TRS

I was a little annoyed at the prior unreleased XVI samples, but now I'm mad. BRING THESE BACK!

RichEightyNineWatkins
RichEightyNineWatkins

My number 1 grail! I'd still love an OG pair, but I'll definitely cop a few of these when, my bad, if they drop.

CoadyK
CoadyK

These are so dope! Theyve killed off every damn retro up to 14, ran them into the ground, I'm ready for the fire 16/17/18/19/20's that there wont be any lines for!

inTheNameofQuen
inTheNameofQuen

i dont really like the changes they made with these but but what an opportunity missed by jb with the whole 16 retro being scrapped i guess the kilroy pack was more important 

Da_Real_Big_Infinite
Da_Real_Big_Infinite

I still have my OG cherry woods. Plenty people sleep on those fa da wheats.. but these were alwayz 1 of my favorite 16s

alex458
alex458

These are so dope. I definitely would have copped if they released

Sole_2_Sole
Sole_2_Sole

before somones reminds ne that they never had patent on toe box, i happen to think it would they would Xtra dope w cherrywood patent toe box.

TRS
TRS

These are one of the post (relevant) career pairs I wish I never got rid of...(XV obsidian, XVII copper, XXI red suede, and any XVIII)



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