3 Air Jordan 12 colorways planned for launch in 2022
The Air Jordan 12 is Michael Jordan’s twelfth classic shoe, which was first released to the public in 1996. Since then, it has continued to be released in various iterations. Like previous iconic silhouettes, Tinker Hatfield was also the bright spark behind this sneaker design.
These silhouettes were the first Air Jordan shoes to feature Zoom Air cushioning. A full-length cushion wrapped in Phylon was placed over a carbon fiber shank in the midfoot. The shoes were mostly made of premium full-grain leather, which to some seemed like a downside mainly due to the lack of airflow.
The Air Jordan 12, without a doubt, rose to fame and became the favorite of many. AJ12’s designs drew fans to retailers in droves as Michael Jordan won another NBA championship. The Air Jordan 12, however, should be known for its historical significance in terms of Michael’s marketing.
Although these shoes came in a Nike cardboard box, it was the first Air Jordan shoe to feature no Nike insignia or Swoosh on the style. Over the years, few colorways of these shoes have been released, which has only added to their rarity and exclusivity.
Now in 2022, Jordan Brand has shown a change from its normal work and has placed relatively more emphasis on its AJ12 line. Earlier this month, the brand released its “Emoji” colorway and is now set to welcome three more iterations later this year. Let’s take a look at these upcoming pairs.
Three Upcoming Air Jordan 12 Colorways
1) Air Jordan 12 Low Golf Driftwood
With the rise of streetwear attitude and a revitalized aesthetic appeal in the world of golf, companies are stepping up their efforts in their individual product lines. Jordan Brand, for example, has developed a substantial amount of footwear options through its distinctive lineage. Next up for Jordan Brand is the upcoming Air Jordan 12 Low Golf “Driftwood” edition.
The creators of this iteration’s palette have definitely taken a more lifestyle-focused stance. The “Sail” color is applied to premium leather uppers, which are paired with buttery suede mudguards in the same color.
Metallic gold tabs, beige heel tabs, and copper-colored Jumpman emblems on the tongues provide more complementary elements to the golf shoes. Inserts and Jordan branding embedded in the cleated soles also have pops of bright orange.
If you’re ready to add the Air Jordan 12 Golf “Driftwood” to your repertoire, Nike’s e-commerce site will offer them starting June 15 for $220.
2) Stealth Air Jordan 12
Jordan Brand will release a grayscale variant of AJ12 in 2022 that looks like it belongs in a black and white movie.
The exterior of the sneaker is constructed from distressed gray leather, with light gray accents on the medial and lateral reinforcements, laces and tongue point. The Jumpman tab features the same shade as the midsole, which is Heather Gray and sports full-length Zoom Air cushioning. The shoe is finished with a light gray outsole.
The Air Jordan 12 “Stealth” will be available for $200 on July 30 through SNKRS and select stores.
3) Air Jordan 12 Black Taxi
Even though spring hasn’t arrived yet, Jordan Brand has revealed that a “Black Taxi” edition of the AJ12 will be introduced later this fall.
The first Jordan 12 “Taxi” is widely considered among the best Jordan 12 colorways to date, so this black and gold rendition has a lot to prove.
While no official photography of the sneakers has been released, trusted insider @zSneakerHeadz did a simulation of what the colorway would look like.
Uppers will most likely be equivalent to the original “Taxi” color blocking, except for a black nubuck-style finish to complement the marbled mudguards and soles, instead of white.
The gold embellishments on the medial and lateral sides, as well as the eyelets, should be similar to the previous ones, with the “Jumpman” branding on the side panels, which is standard for the Jordan 12 aesthetic.
The Air Jordan 12 “Black Taxi” will be purchasable for $200 on October 15 through SNKRS and retail outlets.
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