The 3M Reflective Material has quite a long history of having been used by Jordan Brand on many of its Air Jordan sneakers. These days, sneakerheads do not pay as much attention to 3M detailing, even when it is featured on Air Jordan sneakers in abundance. However, back in the days Jordan Brand was more prudent when it came to using 3M Reflective Material and used it sparingly. It was with the original Air Jordan 5 that Jordan Brand introduced 3M and it has been making appearances ever since. In 2016, the 3M Reflective Material will apparently be featured on the Air Jordan 12.
Ever since Jordan Brand started dropped retro versions of Air Jordan sneakers back in 2000, 3M Reflective Material has made an appearance on many of the signature models. Also known as 3M Scotchlite, this reflective material used to be present on certain road signs. It was back in the ’90s that this material gained popularity as an aesthetic feature of clothing and performance footwear. This material uses retroreflection technology, which is the reason it is so reflective. In fact, it is even capable of reflecting light during nighttime and in dimly-lit places. This is apparently the first time that the Air Jordan 12 is receiving the 3M treatment.
Some may argue that Jordan Brand has gone overboard with its Air Jordan 12 releases, but it is unlikely that sneakerheads have grown tired of it. They will and definitely should take interest in this particular one, because this “3M Reflective” iteration will be a limited release. Judging from the photos shared by @zsneakerheadz on Instagram, the uppers of the sneaker appear to be dressed up in a combination of Black and White. Of course, its highlighting feature is 3M Reflective detailing that can be spotted throughout, while it also seems to be featuring Gold-colored accents and wooden lace tips.
As of now, there have been no hints or news from Jordan Brand regarding this special and unique Air Jordan 12 rendition. However, it is being reported that Jordan Brand may end up dropping this Air Jordan 12 “3M Reflective” exclusively in China.
Air Jordan 12 “3M Reflective”