It would not be wrong to state that the latest, upcoming Air Jordan 12 colorway is inspired by city of Bordeaux, considering that it has been nicknamed the same. As a part of Fall’s Air Jordan releases 2017, this will be the first time that the Air Jordan 12 will arrive in a “Bordeaux” colorway. There are many reasons why Bordeaux is one of France’s finest cities. The riverside port also happens to be the fifth largest city in France. Of course, this is not the first time that Jordan Brand will drop a Bordeaux-themed colorway, so the Air Jordan 12 iteration featured here bears resemblance to them.
Not just the city itself, the Air Jordan 12 “Bordeaux” also draws inspiration from the fact that it is regarded as the world’s “wine capital.” When it comes to wine, no other cities come to mind that could rival Bordeaux. Additionally, the Cité du Vin wine museum, which was constructed back in 2016, is also located in Bordeaux. If Bordeaux is the world’s wine capital, then Cité du Vin is the world’s best wine centre. There is also an incredible round wine shop in the museum that offers 800 different wines, 200 of which are French wines, while the rest are from all over the world.
Considering that the city of Bordeaux is so deeply rooted in wine, it is not surprising that Jordan Brand’s “Bordeaux” colorways have always been wine-colored and -themed. The luxurious Air Jordan 12 iteration featured here is no different. Dressed up completely in a wine-like Maroon hue, its uppers are made up of nubuck and suede, while leather and textile overlays are present throughout. The sneaker is also equipped with Metallic Silver-colored lace eyelets and Sail-colored rubber soles, while some plain White-colored detailing can also be spotted throughout the uppers as well, adding the finishing touch.
The sneaker featured here was first seen as a part of Fall’s Air Jordan releases 2017 that were unveiled by Jordan Brand back in June. That is still the case because the Air Jordan 12 “Bordeaux” is officially scheduled to make its retail debut on October 14th, 2017 at a price of $190.
Air Jordan 12 “Bordeaux”
Release Date: October 14th, 2017
130690-617 | $190