The Air Jordan 12 made somewhat of a brief appearance on retail shelves back in 2015, but it went on to dominate with one release after another throughout 2016. No doubt, 2016 was also the year of the returning Air Jordan 3 and the Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam,” but sneakerheads also did their best to get their hands on as many Air Jordan 12 releases as they possibly could. 2016 was also scheduled to mark the return of the Air Jordan 12 “Cherry,” but it never made it to retailers. It turns out that the Air Jordan 12 “Cherry” is still returning and hits the shelves in 2017.
For many, the Air Jordan 12 “Cherry” is one of the top ten colorways of the Air Jordan 12 model. The last time the Air Jordan 12 “Cherry” had arrived at retailers was back in 2009. Originally, Michael Jordan himself rocked this sneaker during a famous game in which he went head to head against Allen Iverson, back when he was a rookie guard of the Philadelphia 76ers. Of course, 2009’s version was a retro release, but it was almost identical to the original. Its uppers were obvious dressed up in the same color scheme, but were also made up of the same materials as well.
The 2017 release of the Air Jordan 12 “Cherry” will likely be an even more accurate replica of the OG version from 1996. The Air Jordan 12 “Cherry” was quite a distinguished and noteworthy sneaker throughout Michael Jordan’s 1996-97 regular NBA season. Much the original pair that Michael Jordan had laced up in and the ones that made their way to retailers that year, this year’s version will also be dressed up in Red and White with some Black-colored detailing. Its tumbled leather uppers will be predominantly clean White with its heels, outsoles and toe boxes covered in Varsity Red. Along with Black-colored accents, it will also be equipped with Silver-colored upper lace eyelets to add the finish touch.
While this sneaker was supposed to hit the shelves in 2016, it never did received a wider release last year. Fortunately, it is being rumored that the Air Jordan 12 “Cherry” will join the Spring Air Jordan releases 2017 and will apparently retail at a price of $190.
Air Jordan 12 “Cherry”
Release Date: Spring 2017