Air Jordan XII ‘Wool’
The Air Jordan XII is an interesting model. It's never been as lauded as highly as say the original 1 or the iconic elephant print decorated III, but there's definitely an appreciation for it amongst the hardcore Jordan heads. One of it's most notable colourways was the Black and Red 'Flu Game', worn by Michael during a game he went into with Flu like symptoms (close sources to Jordan have also pointed out that it could have been food poisoning from a pizza!), powering through to eventually score the game winning point for the Chicago Bulls. This latest update to the '97 classic is more of a lifestyle orientated release over a straight replication of an OG colourway. A premium wool covers the 'rising sun' quilted pattern that spins around the rear section of the upper, an area that is predominantly made from tumbled leather on the original. The tumbled wrap around the toe is still situated as standard, coloured up in a deep black which carries on the monochrome theme present throughout. Finished with embossed branding to the heeltab, it's a great, fresh modern update to Tinker's 1997 archetype. The Air Jordan XII 'Wool' releases online and in selected size? stores on Saturday 8th October.