The Air Jordans 2016 returns in black and white. Gold graces the lace stays, side panel, insole and outsole. A silhouette of His Airness’ wingspan is placed on the heel just above 23 in black over white. At first glance, this Jordan colorway appears simple. 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.
The Cheap Jordans 2016 is a limited release with a premium wipe-away upper, so it only makes sense that the shoe would sell for above the regular retail price for retro Jordans. The pressure and discomfort involved in growing and eventually being capable of flying, like his Airness on the court, requires hard work to achieve such a feat. To fly, one also needs wings. The Air Jordan XII “Wings” brings this to life as the black upper reveals gold wings after being wiped, agitated, and rubbed on its natural surface. The man behind the Jumpman earned his wings time and time again in the Jordan XII – most notably in an iconic 38 point performance in Utah while being weighed down by a stomach virus. Earn your own wings in this latest Jordan XII model. 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.
Apparently, Newest Jordans 2016 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. 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.