To conclude what has been quite an impressive year of retro launches, the Jumpman team is slated to usher in its latest installment of the Air Jordan 12 with its bright and bold “Varsity Red” colorway. The rendition serves as the final piece of Jordan Brand’s Holiday 2020 retro lineup.
Choosing all of but just a duo of contrasting tones to outfit its entirety, the offering chooses to reverse engineer the Chicago Bulls-inspired hues of “Varsity Red” and black from the Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game” — the iconic iteration that Michael Jordan laced up for Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz while miraculously playing under the weather. Base layers split between sultry suedes that texturize the heightened territories, these of which appear with the louder tone, as well as stealthy pebbled leather fabrics that arrange the 3/4 length mudguard.
Branding down the tongue’s Jumpman logo and “TWO 3” spell-out are tonally finished, and sit neighbored by the lace stays which are touched up with a glossy black coating. Towards the heels you’ll spot the traditional Jordan-branded banner, as well as heel tabs, lower rear “23” hits and midsole pieces all identically dyed with burgundy notes.
Nike SNKRS and select retailers has confirmed that these will be dropping on December 26 for $190 USD.