For some reason, Jordan Brand ended up deciding that 2016 should be the year of the Air Jordan 12. It is not even the 23rd Anniversary of the twelfth Air Jordan model yet but the Jumpman has already dropped plenty of colorways of the Air Jordan 12, both brand new ones and original ones, which got re-released over the past couple of months. Generally, the Air Jordan 12 has always featured a premium tumbled leather construction. However, Instagram user @realchickenwop has shared news and photos of never-before-seen Air Jordan 12 iteration, which suggests that Jordan Brand have given the silhouette an unexpected makeover.
Not only does the Air Jordan 12 colorway seen here appear to be sporting a “Playoffs” aesthetic due to its color scheme, its uppers are actually made up of waterproof neoprene. Neoprene happens to be a durable, flexible and soft synthetic rubber material. Diving and surf suits tend to be made up of this material because of its superb water resistance. While it is unlikely that Jordanheads would want to intentionally step into water while laced up in an Air Jordan 12 pair. However, for some reason Jordan Brand chose to modify the silhouette and use waterproof neoprene for a majority of the uppers.
As far as its color combination is considered, it can very well be regarded as a Chicago Bulls-inspired colorway. The waterproof neoprene uppers of this Air Jordan 12 rendition are dressed up entirely in ominous Black. While tumbled leather overlays can also be spotted, they too are covered in the same Black hue. The only contrasting hue that can be clearly spotted on this sneaker is in the form of its clean White soles, while its tongues feature a Red-colored Jumpman, which is the reason it is being considered Bulls-inspired.
As of now, there is barely anything known about this mysterious Air Jordan 12 colorway, including whether it will be one of the Jordan releases 2016 or theJordan releases 2017. However, it is currently being referred to as one of two nicknames, i.e. “Waterproof Neoprene” or “Waterproof Nylon.”