The Air Jordan 12 “Taxi” is one of the top colorways of the model. It was back in November 1996 when this colorway originally debuted and it retailed at a price of $135. The sneaker was then a part of the tenth Air Jordan Countdown (Collezione) Pack, which arrived at retailers back in December 2008 and also included the Air Jordan 11 “True Red.” Five years later, this sneaker made its solo comeback in December 2013, retailing at a price of $170. It turns out that Jordan Brand is bringing back the Air Jordan 12 “Taxi” once again and it will be joining the Holiday Air Jordan releases 2017.
Back in 2014, plenty of sneakerheads were wondering why Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets at that time would not lace up in more retro Air Jordan sneakers. Joe happens to be a Jordan Brand athlete, but back then he was rocking sneakers like the Jordan Super.Fly and the Jordan Prime.Fly, which irked sneakerheads to quite an extent. Even though Jordan’s modern day performance sneaker models are quite ideal for a basketball athlete’s feet, sneakerheads wanted to see some retro Air Jordan pairs on his feet. In 2014, he finally rocked the retro version of the Air Jordan 12 “Taxi” during a game.
The photo seen above is not actually of this year’s Air Jordan 12 “Taxi” version since Jordan Brand has not yet published official photos, nor have any photos been leaked. Nonetheless, the sneaker will likely not look any different. Since the inspiration behind this colorway was the taxi cabs in New York City, so its uppers are dressed up in a simple combination of Black and White. The branding that appears over this sneaker, as well as both its midsoles and outsoles, are also covered in Black, while it features Metallic Gold-colored upper lace loops.
Even though an exact release date has not been announced yet, this much certain that this sneaker will be a part of this year’s Holiday line. Hence, sneakerheads can know for sure that the Air Jordan 12 “Taxi” will be among December’s Air Jordan releases 2017.
Air Jordan 12 “Taxi”
Release Date: December 2017
130690-125 | $190