It’s been a very good year for sneakerheads who love Air Jordans 2016, and its only going to get better. In just the first three months, we’ve seen the Air Jordan 2 'Just Don,' Air Jordan 4 'White Cement' remastered with the Nike Air logo on the heel, and the Air Jordan 12 'The Master,' to name a few. This weekend the goods continue to come in way of the Air Jordan 12 'Wings.' As we’ve come to expect with all Air Jordan models, the beauty is in the details. At first glance, this colorway resembles the previously released Air Jordan 12 'Playoffs' from 2012, but with gold lace stays instead of silver.
The Air Jordan 12 (XII) will be returning as part of Jordan Brand’s Spring/Summer 2016 lineup that will include this Air Jordan 12 "Gym Red" colorway. This brand new Air Jordan 12 is dressed in a Gym Red, Black, and White color scheme. The shoe features a full Red-based tumbled leather upper with White textured detailing overlays, and Black inner interior that rests atop a full White rubber outsole. The Air Jordan 12 "The Master" is one-of-two Air Jordan models that completes the Air Jordan Retro "Poster" Collection inspired by two iconic images of Michael Jordan. This "Master" edition of the classic Air Jordan 12 silhouette celebrates the shoe’s 20th anniversary and pulls inspiration from the iconic "The Master" poster. The shoe features a full Black-based upper with hints of White and Gold playing off the poster’s radiant lines. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Air Jordan 12, Jordan Brand will be debuting “The Master” Air Jordan 12 this weekend at shops like Sneaker Politics and Airjordans2016.com.
Newest Jordans 2016, Once you look closer, however, things start to stand out. There's that famous wingspan silhouette of His Airness on the heel above a black-over-white 23 alongside those gold lace stays. But the most interesting detail to this colorway is actually hidden at first sight — or the first few wears, that is. When exposed to the elements, the colorway completely transforms into a different sneaker altogether with a 'Wings' pattern over the black upper of the sneaker. "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,"an Air Jordan representative told Maxim. "To fly, one also needs wings. The Air Jordan 12 ‘Wings’ brings this to life as the black upper reveals gold wings after being wiped, agitated, and rubbed on its natural surface.” We’ve seen this treatment done by Jordan Brand before with the Nike SB Air Jordan 'Lance Mountains,' but this is a flawless application of the design feature on an already-beloved colorway.