It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since the original Air Jordan 12’s released in what we all know as the “playoff” colorway. Since its original release, we’ve seen several retros in both high and low models but it’s been almost 10 years since this colorway has hit shelves in any fashion and the lines are already starting to form. It’s no mystery that the Jordan models Michael wore during the height of his career are some of the most beloved editions in the series, which make the Air Jordan 12’s and especially the playoff colorway one of the most sought-after pair releasing this spring season.
To my knowledge and remembrance (it has been 25 years), this pair is identical to the original pair released back in 1997. Black leather uppers comprise a majority of the sneaker and are highlighted by vertical stitching running along the entire side. Black tongue, laces, sock liner and pull tab finish off the Black upper. Metal lace holders with Jumpman symbols grace the top two lace holes while a Red Stitched Jumpman highlights the tongue. The leather exterior and interior toe panels are both in White along with the midsole. The Silver exterior “mudguard” reads JUMPMAN just like the original release. Carbon fiber can be found on the sole giving stability to the overall design.
While it’s been 25 years, these are still a top favorite amongst Jordan fans and collectors. For the new kids on the block, these are worth having in your collection. They symbolize just as much history as a pair of Air Jordan 1’s does.
Get ready, after a few delays, we are finally ready to release the Air Jordan 12 Playoffs on Friday, March 11 which will retail for $210.