The Air Jordan 12s are back and with the Jordan releases 2016 of the shoes, fans and sneaker heads get to see another all-time favorite retro, the Air Jordan 12 French Blue.
Air Jordan 12 Retro French Blue
Color:White/French Blue-Metallic Silver-Varsity Red
Release Date:March 26, 2016
Last year, Sneaker News revealed that the French Blue and Varsity Red variations of the Air Jordan 12s will be making a comeback on 2016. The French Blue Air Jordan 12 can be considered as one of the most popular non-OG colorway from the AJ12’s and its return has made fans and sneaker heads much eager to look forward to the coming year.
It was in 2004 when Air Jordan Retro 12 made its debut Jordan release which makes it retro return after more than a decade even more of a special event. It was in May when the news broke out that the non-OG colorway is out for release and days before 2015 ended, Sneaker News gave the official Jordan release date of the shoes on March 26 which also happens to be the Easter Weekend. The return of the classic Air Jordan 12s with the retro tags will definitely make a commotion once it hits retail and Jordan Brand stores worldwide.
The remastered version of the French Blue Jordan 12s will feature the original White and French Blue colorways with a touch of Metallic Silver and Varsity Red for the accents. Although it is not an original colorway – the Air Jordan 7s also have their French Blue – the AJ12 Jordan exudes an original feel that fans would appreciate.
Just last week, detailed pictures of the shoes surfaced on the web giving us an in-depth look of what the Air Jordan 12 French Blue looks like.
For the upper base, the combined White and French Blue leather other is to be expected. The clean stitching design of the shoes that radiates outward is also apparent and is inspired by Nisshoki or the Japanese rising sun flag. There is also the addition of the Air Sole, the carbon fiber sheath, and better traction thanks to the French Blue outsole’s modified herringbone pattern.
Up front, the clean upper is accented with silver metallic eyelets, the French Blue Jumpman logo and the word Two3 on the tongue, and another white Jumpman peeking from under the outsole. At the back is a smaller version of the white Jumpman against a French Blue and White heel tab with the words Jordan and the number 23 branded on the heel. Right on the side is a grayish accent with the word Jumpman making it both a subtle and a tasteful addition.