For collectors who always have their eyes set on the latest retro Air Jordan sneakers, 2016 has been keeping them quite watchful. Merely three months have passed, but major releases like the Just Don x Air Jordan 2 “Beach,” Nike Air Jordan 4 OG ’89 “White Cement” and the Air Jordan 12 “Master” have already hit the shelves.
This weekend, the Air Jordan 12 “Wings” will make its way to retailers and upon closer inspection of these latest photos, it is obvious that quite a few visual details have not been discussed before. Jordanheads who are familiar enough with the Air Jordan 12 “Playoffs” can likely spot the similarities between these two Air Jordan 12 colorways, the only exception being that the lace eye stays are golden-colored rather than silver.
If readers pay close attention to these photos, they will notice details begin to pop up that they may not have realized before or were simply not visible. Most notably, the heels not only feature the “23” but also sport a silhouette of Michael Jordan’s “Wings” pose that can be seen in the famous poster this Air Jordan 12 iteration is named after.
The Air Jordan 12 borrows its most unexpected design element from “Nike SB Air Jordan “Lance Mountain” and it will not be visible the first time sneakerheads cop a pair. It is true that collectors will likely want to protect their newly purchased pairs from wear and tear. However, once the black portions of the uppers begin fading and weathering, a hidden gold-colored feathery wings-like pattern will become exposed.
Apparently, Jordan Brand really want this Air Jordan 12 rendition to reflect and symbolize Michael Jordan’s memorable ability to soar through the air while making impressive dunks. While this certainly makes the Air Jordan 12 “Wings” quite an exceptional sneaker that stands out from a long line of recent releases, but Jordan Brand has produced just 12,000 pairs. So, Jordanheads will have to be quick about grabbing a pair for $225 as this sneaker arrives at retailers on April 2nd.