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Unboxing: Air Jordan 12 “Playoffs” Retro

When I reflect on the sneakers of the past two years, I found that many of them have something to do with “dream”, and both the retro versions of Air Jordan 11 and Air Jordan 4 are living proof of this. This year Jordan Brand also made quite a few retro shoes, among which a pair of playoff Air Jordan 12 released during the All-Star Game last weekend electrified many Jordan shoe fans. Now that it is available and I am lucky enough to have copped one pair, here we are going to take a close look at it.

When referring Air Jordan 12, many sneaker enthusiasts and basketball lovers must be very familiar with it, or at least have heard of it. Its outstanding appearance and comfort once made the shoes a cult at the time and favored by lots of people. When it comes to the retro versions, besides the many classic colorways, this layoff Air Jordan 12 retro is also a preference in the eyes of sneaker lovers.

The Air Jordan 12 made its debut at the 1997 All-Star Game in which it witnessed Jordan’s fifth championship, which also won itself a lot of prestige. Previously this playoff Air Jordan 12 has embraced its retro versions respectively in 2004, 2012 and 2017, all of which were widely enjoyed.


Air Jordan 12 Low “Playoffs”(2012)

The shoe body of this retro version is made of black leather material, continuing the high specification texture as always, and with divergent stitching in the upper, the shoes look simple yet impressive.

The white area at the side is similar to the look of lizard skin, enriching the texture of the shoe, and the silver buckle also gives weight to the luxurious property of it.

The red embroidered Jumpman Logo on the tongue is very eye-catching in the black leather upper.

The full-foot Zoom Air in the midsole plus a large carbon plate enable this playoff Air Jordan 12 to be both practical and comfortable.

The carbon plate is black, and with grains on it, it is quite different from the black and gray carbon plate in 2012 and more similar to the original version.

Air Jordan 12 OG “Playoffs” (1997)▼ 

This playoff Air Jordan 12 is, from my perspective, an all-match with my everyday dressings, and only when I put on the shoes  can I  get the charm of it.


Objectively speaking, the playoff Air Jordan 12  of this year has largely  restored the orginal version, which has been better made than the other three playoff Air Jordan 12 retro.  If you still want to experience the classic playoff Air Jordan 12 , it would be a great chance now.

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