The Chinese New Year is scheduled to begin on February 5th and Jordan Brand will commemorate the festival with two Air Jordan releases 2019. Nike is actually commemorating the Year of the Pig with an entire collection. The collection includes the Air Max 90, Air Max 98, Air Max 270 and the Kyrie 5. Also included is the Chuck 70. As a part of this collection, Jordan Brand will be dropping special colorways of two different models, namely the Air Jordan 12 and the Air Jordan 33. All of these sneakers will feature Chinese zodiac-inspired detailing and patterns, as well as Bai Jia Yi, which is Chinese patchwork.
This Is Not The First Time The Air Jordan 12 Has Sported A Chinese New Year Colorway
Back on January 28th, 2017, Jordan Brand released a special Air Jordan 12 colorway to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. Its tongue tags featured the Chinese characters “貳拾,” which translate to “12.” Above you can see one of the official photos of this year’s Air Jordan 12 “Chinese New Year.” Overall, this Air Jordan 12 iteration may appear to be dressed up in a pretty basic color scheme of Black and White, with Metallic Gold-colored hardware and True Red appearing over the branding. However, the inner lining is covered in abstract, multicolored, quilt-like patterns inspired by Chinese patchwork or the Hundred–Families robe.
The Air Jordan 33 Will Debut Its Very First “Chinese New Year” Colorway
The Air Jordan 33 is among the modern day sneaker models that are a part of Nike’s “Year Of The Pig” Collection. Unlike the Air Jordan 12, the high–tech, patent leather and synthetic mesh uppers of the Air Jordan 33 are nearly all–Black. At the same time though, Red and Metallic Gold can also be spotted all over, and it also features the same Bai Jia Yi-inspired patterns. Finishing up the look, it is also equipped with icy, translucent outsoles. Both of Jordan Brand’s Air Jordan releases 2019 for the Chinese New Year will hit the shelves on the day that the Year of the Pig begins.
Air Jordan 12 “Chinese New Year” Color: Black/Sail/Metallic Gold/True Red Style Codes: CI2977-006 (Men’s) / BQ6497-006 (GS) Release Date: February 5th, 2019 Retail Prices: $250 (Men’s) / $170 (GS)
Air Jordan 33 “Chinese New Year” Style Code: AQ8830-007 Release Date: February 5th, 2019 Retail Price: $175
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