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The Men’s Air Jordan Retro 12 is the re-release of Michael Jordan’s 12th signature shoe. Originally released in 1997, the Air Jordan 12 is one of the most beloved models in the entire line, and always a welcome sight for collectors when it makes a comeback. With a clean and luxurious look and great on-court performance, the Jordan 12 was designed by Tinker Hatfield, the mind behind many of the most iconic Air Jordan and Nike sneakers since the late 1980s. The design was partly inspired by the Japanese “rising sun” motif, which is loosely interpreted across the upper with the large toe panel that sweeps from the front of the shoe to the midfoot and the stitched lines across the rest of the upper. Other details traditional to the Air Jordan 12 are the pebbled basketball texture on the toe panels, the plastic “Jumpman” tab at the midfoot, two metal lace eyelets at the top of the shoe, and a branded heel tab with the statement: “Quality Inspired By The Greatest Player Ever.” Another Air Jordan design that perfectly blends style and performance technology, the Jordan 12 features full-length double-stacked Zoom Air cushioning in the sole as well as a large carbon fiber plate in the midfoot for support. Put on a pair and you’ll soon find that the Air Jordan 12 feels as luxurious as it looks.
The Air Jordan 12 released at the height of Jordans dominance in the game of basketball, worn during his NBA championship run in the 1996-97 season. Successfully getting his fifth of six rings at the end of that campaign, the Air Jordan 12 was on his feet the whole way. The model stays winning today as one of the most popular Jordan retro sneakers on the market, always in-demand and quick to disappear when Jordan brand re-releases a beloved original colorway or drops an all-new look for the sleek and luxurious silhouette. Here at Foot Locker, we carry all of the latest releases of the Air Jordan 12 in a full range of men’s sizing. Grab your pair of the latest must-have Air Jordan 12 colorways now.
Men’s Air Jordan Retro 12 features:
• Full-grain leather upper. Materials vary on select styles.
• Signature toe panels with pebbled leather texture.
• Jumpman-branded metal lace eyelets for style.
• Heel tab loop for easier access.
• Foam midsole for lightweight cushion.
• Full-length Zoom Air cushioning in midsole.
• Carbon fiber support shank in midfoot.
• Rubber outsole with herringbone traction for excellent multi-surface grip.