It is not often for Jordan release dates 2016 to include something for the kids – yet Sneaker News revealed the upcoming Air Jordan 12 GS Black/Metallic. Just in time for the kids, this Air Jordan 12 colorway also goes under the name “Hyper Violet” which should tell you a lot about the design.
Air Jordan 12 GS
Color:Black/Metallic Gold Star-Hyper Violet
Release Date:June 18, 2016
The word ‘hyper’ is right as the violet shade fairly screams from the silhouette. Despite the fact that the purple is limited to the soles and the edging of the shoe, there is no ignoring it at all. This is mainly due to the overall dark shade of the body which fairly throws attention to the hyper violet. To add a touch of sophistication and balance, however, Nike opted to maintain the metallic gold on the sides of the laces.
The black shading is redeemed by the seemingly different textures used by the manufacturer. The bottom trim displays what seems to be a scale-like pattern while the top trim is smooth and looks like velvet. Although barely discernible, thanks to the color, you can see the fine vertical linings running at a curve, creating depth for the shoes.
The Air Jordan 12 Hyper Violet does not just display a black body but a midnight black body which extends all the way to the tongue and the laces. The center of the tongue, however, displays the iconic Jumpman done in the same shade of Hyper Violet, finely stitched onto the material so there is no way it would fade away overtime.
Release date for the Air Jordan 12 GS Black/Metallic is set for June, specifically on the 18th. It comes with a $140 price tag which is admittedly a little expensive for a kid’s shoe. You can be sure though that this will be a favorite of the wearer and with the superior engineering of Nike, will last longer than most. Although essentially marketed for children, the GS also works well for the ladies with particularly small feet.
All in all, the Air Jordan 12 GS “Hyper Violet” makes for an excellent treat if your grade schooler behaved perfectly over the past few months. It Is just a shame that they will not be available in the typical size but rest assured that there will be other colorways that can tempt you in the next months of 2016. If you like the Hyper Violet for your kid, place in your order now through Air Jordan Brand stores and be the first in line.