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Celebrity Feet: Stalley – Air Jordan XII ‘Obsidian’

April 19th, 2012 by | 63 comments

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Stalley rocked his Playoffs long before the release, and before they’re even scheduled for an official release, it looks like he’s already moved “on to the next one”. Stalley was the guest of honor at 106 & Park recently, performing live and chatting with hosts Rocsi Diaz and Terrence J while wearing the Air Jordan XII ‘Obsidian’, which is currently set for a June release, and a complete Supreme-d out top and on bottom with his customer Cleveland cap. The aforementioned host Terrence J also brought out some kicks, wearing the Jordan Son Of Mars ‘Pop Art’ to match his simple outfit. More on Stalley below, so take a look and let us know what you think! Photos: BET

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Air Jordan XII Retro ‘Obsidian’ – Detailed Images

April 13th, 2012 by | 49 comments

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Is there a more perfect date than June 23rd for an Air Jordan Retro release?  Coming just after the end of a gruelling school year, a late June drop also signals the end of the NBA season, and for Michael Jordan during 1996-97, that also meant the fifth of six championship rings.  Coming up this June on ‘his’ day will be the only one of the five OG Air Jordan XII colorways MJ never wore, the Obsidian and white AJ12 whose French and University Blue accents remind us that tonal designs are timeless, even if the majority of sneaker releases only discovered this in recent years.  We’ve been waiting fifteen years for this utterly timeless style to earn a retro release, and with some Korean shops already moving their stock, the June 23rd release date feels even closer. A detailed viewing courtesy of IST below, so take a look, and if you can’t wait the two months, cop ‘em now on eBay.

Air Jordan XII Retro
Obsidian/White-French Blue-University Blue

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Air Jordan 12 GS ‘Obsidian’ – New Images

April 2nd, 2012 by | 26 comments

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Our latest piece of Sneaker News gives the spotlight to a shoe whose official name guarantees that only those lady sneakerheads who can fit into its grade school sizes might have been around the last and only time this model was released.  The Air Jordan XII Retro GS ‘Obsidian’ takes us fifteen years back to a year when the NBA had its players suit up in their teams’ individual jerseys a la Major League Baseball instead of going with the traditional East blue/West red.  So even though Michael Jordan never wore these in a game, they have an interesting story all the same, the visual component of which chronicled in additional images below.  Photos: Air-Randy

Air Jordan XII Retro
Obsidian/White-French Blue-University Blue

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Air Jordan XII GS ‘Obsidian’

March 26th, 2012 by | 21 comments

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Come June, you can cross off the ‘Obsidian’ colorway of the Air Jordan XII from the list of ‘OG Air Jordans yet to be retroed‘. That list is getting shorter and shorter every year, but a release so popular like the Obsidian XII is worth it to break open the vault once more. The last time two occasions the Obsidian XII was in stores, it came in Force Fusion and Low-top form, so while those two releases were popular in their own right, neither comes close to the original. This first detailed look at the GS version of the Obsidian should give you a great idea of what to expect for the mens sizes as well, but we’ll keep you updated on those as well. What are you waiting for? Peep the gallery now! Photos via marqueesole

Air Jordan XII Retro
Obsidian/White-French Blue-University Blue

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Air Jordan XII Retro ‘Obsidian’ – Release Date

February 3rd, 2012 by | 23 comments

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Michael Jordan wore the ‘Columbia’ Air Jordan XI en route to the MVP award at the 1996 NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix, and given the recent history of Jordan Brand holiday releases, it seems all but guaranteed that we’ll either see those or the ‘Bred’ edition retroed as this Christmas’ can’t-miss retro. MJ Likely would have picked a similarly ‘off’ colorway for the following year’s ASG in Clevland, but the NBA’s choice to employ an MLB-style BYO-uniform dress code resulted in the more natural match being to the eventual ‘Playoffs’ colorway of the Air Jordan XII. That means that the OG ‘Obsidian’ AJXII went down as one of the most overlooked first-run colorways from the championship era Air Jordan Legacy, and this general lack of attention is reflected by the lack of a retro some fifteen years after its February 1997 debut. But that all changes this summer, when the Air Jordan 12 Retro ‘Obsidian’ makes good on the promise of a low-cut version we got back in ’04 and makes a Saturday, June 23rd release date one of the best graduation presents a Jordanhead could ever have. Click through for some more images and let us know which is your all-time most desired OG Air Jordan colorway, and be sure to stick with Sneaker News for updates.

Air Jordan XII Retro
Obsidian/White-French Blue-University Blue

$160.00 – Men’s
$110.00 – Gradeschool
$70.00 – Preschool
$50.00 – Toddler
$42.00 – Infant

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Air Jordan XII – Summer 2012 Retros

June 27th, 2011 by | 153 comments

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If you’ve been around the fashion and/or footwear scene for long enough, you’re bound to have heard someone somewhere exclaim some calendar as “The Year of . . . “  A recent example could be ‘The Year of (Cool) Grey’, with this neutral shade becoming even hotter than we could have ever expected during this post-recession era, thanks in no small part to last year’s blockbuster Air Jordan XI Retro.  It’s a model that people grew to love for its groundbreaking style and connection with MJ’s storybook first comeback, and one that’s held to similarly high esteem is its immediate successor, the Air Jordan 12.  Looks like ’12 is going to be the year of XIIs, at least when it comes to summer when the ‘Taxis’, ‘Obsidians’ and ‘Playoffs’ combine to set a record for most OG colorways of a single AJ Legacy model retroed in a single quarter.  Needless to say this is a huge development and along with word of a brand new Cool Grey, white and Team Orange model to be unveiled soon, it’s news that will have many sneakerheads absolutely giddy.  Click through to see what’s in store and stick with Sneaker News for the 2012 Air Jordan XII release dates.  via NT

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