Ready to welcome the Chinese New Year this January 28th is the Air Jordan 12 CNY Year kicks. Nike is doling out shoes faster than we can handle as this brand new pair from Jordan releases 2017 is made available a few days before February the 1st hits – as a nod to the Chinese New Year.
Air Jordan 12 Chinese New Year
Size Run: Mens
Style Code: 881427-122
Release Date:January 28, 2017
As you know – the year 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, which should probably bring forth colors of red and shiny black. Fortunately, this is NOT how Air Jordan decided to approach this landmark pair. Instead, the kicks are adorned with the color combination of white and black, separated in identifiable lines for a clear and very clean design.
The bottom part of the shoes is done in black, encompassing a small part of the trim as well as the soles. The upper portion is done completely in white with those small inclusions of metallic gold to provide the feel of a classic. To add depth and texture to the shoes, the Air Jordan 12 follows the same curvy-vertical pattern that buts a bit of additional shapely illusion to the kicks.
The metallic gold bearings can be found along the laces and the trim of the kicks. The tongue is kept white with a bit of artistic imagery on the center, using the Chinese symbol for the number “12”. The laces are white and round so you should not have any problem replacing them – just in case you find the need to in the future.
From the back you can see the number 23, this done in dark red with a black background, allowing it to easily stand out from the shoes. There is also a bit of engraving on the center which is a little tougher to decipher.
What about the Nike logos, you ask? Unfortunately, images of the Air Jordan 12 CNY Year don’t show any Jumpman or Wings logo on the shoes. It’s a little disappointing – but there’s no question that the overall colorway has the feel and look of a Nike original classic.
The shoes will be released on the 28th of January this 2017. The price is set at $250 which is definitely pricier than most Nike releases in the market today. The question now is: are they worth it?
We like to think so! If you are going to buy just one pair for 2017, this might well be it. If you would rather wait for other designs of new Jordans, though – you will not have long to wait!