So, weāre feeling very festive in 2022 and kinda wanna celebrate every moment in life! Including the 25th anniversary of the Air Jordan 12! And, to do that, weāre getting the Jordan 12 PLAYOFFS released for the first time since 2012.Ā
This Jordan takes inspiration from Japan’s Rising Sun flag and 19th-century womenās high heels. Yes, women’s shoes. Although, you probably canāt really tell all that much by how it looks now. They used herringbone pods on the heels for better traction and had an exposed carbon fiber plate. And, we canāt forget about the full-length Zoom Air and its Phylon carrier!
Tinker Hatfield – AKA The Architect – designed the Jordan 12s back in 1996 for a retail price of $135. It is also the sneaker that Michael Jordan wore during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals! If you donāt remember that, itās āThe Flu Gameā where MJ played with full-on flu! It first dropped in five OG colorways, but the first retro dropped back in 2003. And, ever since then, we could have enough of the 12s! Weāve had retro collabs like the OVO collaborations and epic retakes of OG colorways like Royalty Taxi andĀ Flu Game! And now, weāve got the 2022 Jordan 12 PLAYOFFS!
JORDAN 12 PLAYOFFS
The Air Jordan 12 PLAYOFFS featured black leather uppers with white overlays on the middle and the mudguard. Also, other colors include silver accents on the top two eyelets and the Jumpman branding on the sides. And, tongue features include the Varsity Red Jumpman logo with TWO3 stitching. It also has the Jordan tag down on the heel tab. However, the biggest feature of this release is the fact that it’s a low-top take of the OG PLAYOFFS!
Elsewhere, weāve got the white Phylon midsole with a red number 23 on the heel outsoles. And, of course, it has the full-length Zoom Air setup and a carbon fiber plate. Finally, it finishes off at a herringbone outsole! Make sure you check out your Jordan 12 PLAYOFFS size in our Jordan size guide!
Weāve only seen this retro twice before – once in 2004, and once in 2012! So, weāre excited to see it make a comeback! The Jordan 12 PLAYOFFS has a set release for the NBA All-Star Weekend in 2022! We are absolutely obsessed with the colorway which is the good news. But, the bad news is, that piece of white overlay is definitely gonna need some loving. However, we got exactly the thing you need! Click here for a guide on how to properly clean Jordans!
WHERE TO BUY THE JORDAN 12 PLAYOFFS
If you arenāt a gigantic NBA historian and Jordan fan, you might not understand the magnitude behind this release. You see, the Jordan 12 PLAYOFFS was the sneaker behind the 72-10 ā95-ā96 season. The Chicago Bulls won 69 games that season! So, you can only imagine how BIG that is for everyone in the sneaker industry! Therefore, make sure that youāre ready to face the wave of OG NBA fans all over the world!Ā
All you gotta do is blindside them with a sneaker bot. A good sneaker bot. Itās been 10 years since weāve last seen these kicks. So, you better be sure itās gonna be brutal! If you donāt already have a sneaker bot on hand, you better get one. The year 2022 aināt joking.