AIR JORDAN 12
The Jordan brand became official as a Nike subsidiary with the release of the Air Jordan 12. The predominantly leather sneaker returned to the Jordan 2’s faux-lizard skin for its mudguard and incorporated a design inspired by the Japanese flag’s rising sun. Michael Jordan won his fifth title with the Bulls in the 12, which made the black/red colorway legendary for his performance in game 5 of the NBA finals, often referenced as the “The Flu Game.”
Jordan’s 1996–97 season is one for the history books. In Game 5 of The Finals, MJ put on a legendary performance, scoring 38 points, grabbing seven rebounds and handing out five assists while suffering a 103-degree temperature against the Utah Jazz. MJ would ultimately lead his team to yet another title.
Similar to MJ’s enduring drive, the technology and construction of the Air Jordan XII helped solidify it as one of the most durable Air Jordans of all time. And like Michael’s own style, the design of the shoe communicated a bold and striking elegance.
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