Air Jordan 12 (XII) Original (OG) – Obsidian (Obsidian / White – French Blue)
|Model:||Air Jordan , Air Jordan 12 (XII)|
|Colorway:||Obsidian / White – French Blue|
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The Air Jordan 12 (XII) Original (OG) – Obsidian (Obsidian / White – French Blue) were released in February of 1997, retailing for $135. They feature a obsidian blue and white upper, as well as an all white sole. The Air Jordan has some history and deep thought that went into it. It was inspired by the “Nisshoki”, which is the Japanese rising sun flag, as well as a 19th century women’s dress boot. It features stitched leather which radiates outward like sun rays, and this theme extends all the way to the arch of the shoe. The arch features two large rands, which run along the midsole, and feature embossed lizard skin, similar to the Air Jordan 2 (II). The purpose of these rands is to provides some sort of structural support to the uppers. The outsole of the shoe features a modified herringbone pattern, which provides great traction and grip. Also, the Air Jordan 12 (XII) is the first to use Nike’s patented Zoom Air technology, making it quite comfortable. The rubber outsole is heavy but very durable and sturdy.