The original idea of the shoe was inspired by mixing dress boots and the Japanese Rising Sun Flag. On this retro we can see nubuck and leather upper, with gamma blue midsole. Red color accents Jumpman logo, which is placed on the tongue and toe.
The original Air Jordan XII was released in 1996. The most popular Air Jordan 12 is the 'Flu Game', which Michael was wearing during the 1997 NBA Finals having the flu. This shoe is considered to be the most sturdy and durable among all Air Jordans.