First teased via mock-up back in March, the Air Jordan 12 “Varsity Red” (unofficially also known as the “Reverse Flu Game”) arrives for the whole family tomorrow, December 26th.
As the sneaker community-given moniker suggests, the forthcoming pair flips the “Varsity Red/Black” colorway originally seen on the pair Michael Jordan played in on June 11th, 1997–Game 5 of the NBA Finals during which the 34-year-old guard was “under the weather.” Despite feeling ill, Jordan finished the night with an impressive 38 points, helping the Chicago Bulls best the Utah Jazz to later win the series. Instead of leather, however, the retro boasts a predominantly suede upper. Panels on the lateral forefoot and medial midfoot indulge in the silhouette’s signature lizard-like makeup, while sole units underfoot also partake in a mostly “Black” color scheme. Non-adult sizes of the two-tone Jordan 12 feature slightly-different shades of the titular scarlet tone, but they capture the essence of the proposition.
Enjoy another look at the pair here below, as you try your luck tomorrow, December 26th, via Nike SNKRS.
For more from NIKE, Inc., check out the Nike Kobe 6 Protro releases set to arrive throughout 2021.
Official Store List
Link: Jordan 12 Reverse Flu Game
Air Jordan 12 “Varsity Red”
Release Date: December 26th, 2020
Color: Varsity Red/Black
Style Code: CT8013-602
Grade School: $140
Style Code: 153265-602
Style Code: 151186-602
Style Code: 850000-602
Images: Sneaker Politics