Earlier this year, Jordan Brand made it very apparent that along with bringing back original colorways of the Air Jordan 12, they were also planning to drop brand new iterations of the model as well. It was earlier in March of this year when this upcoming rendition of the Air Jordan 12, which is featured here, was first unveiled. Instagram user @realchickenwop was one of the first to not only share photos of this sneaker but also inform that its official nickname is “Grey University Blue-White.” It did not take long for avid Jordanheads to notice its color blocking is somewhat similar to that of the OG “Obsidian.”
It was back in February 1997 when the Air Jordan 12 OG “Obsidian White – French Blue” had originally made its retail debut at a price of $135. Of course, it was among the very first colorways of the model, back when the Air Jordan 12 had just been introduced. The stitched leather uppers of the sneaker had been designed to represent the rays of the sun. In the case of this colorway, the uppers were dressed in a combination of French Blue, Obsidian and White. While they are not exactly alike, the Air Jordan “Grey University Blue-White” does appear to feature a similar placement of its respective hues.
In the case of this upcoming jordan releases colorway, the tumbled leather uppers are predominantly dressed up in Wolf Grey, while the upper also sports University Blue and White accents all over too. The Grey-colored tumbled leather base and the White overlays on top of it blend in together quite nicely, while Navy and University Blue accents add a pop of color to this otherwise subtle iteration. Completing the look are the Grey-colored laces and metallic eyelets, while the heels, side panels and tongues also feature signature branding.
While original colorways of any Air Jordan model are always, definitely a welcome addition, it is also nice to have brand new ones to choose from every now and then. Jordanheads will be getting such a chance on June 25th when they will be able to cop a pair of this Air Jordan 12 OG “Obsidian White – French Blue” at a price of $190.
Air Jordan 12 “Wolf Grey”
Release Date: June 25th, 2016
130690-007 | $190