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December 16th, 2009
The shoe features specs such as leather uppers, carbon fiber sheath and Air sole, as well as a quick lacing system.
As far as fashion vs. performance goes,we all know the materials we use today are not really the same as they were
when Jordan was playing. Jordan Brand was actually making a performance sneaker and now it has kind of turned
into fashion. However, the Jordan XII is an overall great basketball shoe and one of the most durable Jordans in
the line up. With that being said, I would chalk this one up to fashion with a pair of jeans and a white T.
"Tinker Hatfield and Michael Jordan collaborated to create the durable, stylish Air Jordan XII as a follow-up
to the XI. Inspired by a women’s fashion shoe and the Japanese flag, the Air Jordan XII was clean and simple.
The rich leather upper was stitched to resemble a rising sun, while the toe and accent overlays
were made of faux reptile leather. The XII featured the slogan "TWO 3" down the tongue, metal lace loops
with Jumpman logos and a pull tab that ran up the entire heel that read, "QUALITY INSPIRED
BY THE GREATEST PLAYER EVER." The XII had a full-length carbon fiber shank like the AJ XI.
The XII introduced full-length Zoom Air cushioning to the Jordan line."