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Air Jordan 12

Although Michael Jordan found himself to have bounced off the MVP throne during the 96/97 season with Karl Malone stealing the grand title, he was never a loser because his dynasty continued with the birth of the Air Jordan 12 in 1997. Thus, the shoe is remembered for its part in MJ’s heroic “Flu Game” in Utah on the road to his fifth title and Finals MVP.

Inspired by a 19th century dress boot, the Air Jordan 12 set a new direction in style and technology with the Jordan debut of ultra-responsive Zoom Air. The ribbed leather design was related to the Japanese Army and Navy flag wherein the Red circle was surrounded by a sunset, as conveyed by the shoe’s upper.

Air Jordan 12’s premier release was a White/Black color-up with Gold accent. The unique construction is an implication of durability as the pattern goes with the sun rays in a caving position while the lower part cups the upper intact in place. The Gold top lace holders feature a Jumpman in a candy-like mold. MJ’s jersey number 23 appears on the sneaker’s rear whereas the tongue sports a Jumpman logo and below it is a vertical text that reads “TWO 3”.

In the same year, Jordan Brand was launched as Nike’s new sub-brand making the Air Jordan 12 as the first product of the collection. In the following years, Air Jordan expanded the AJ12’s horizon by creating retro models that basically used White as either a dominating or least color.

Air Jordan 12