The Air Jordan 12 Retro ‘Dark Grey’ was released as part of Jordan Brand’s holiday collection in December 2019. A colorway of white, grey and red graces the iconic silhouette that made its debut during the 1996-97 NBA season as Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls continued their dominance of the decade. This updated take features a ribbed upper made of leather and nubuck that draws inspiration from Japan’s Rising Sun Flag.
The Air Jordan 12 “Dark Grey” adds in some Jordan Brand flavor to the post Thanksgiving shopping spree, sporting neutral accents for a small departure from the earth tone colorways almost expected of the Autumn/Winter season. From its leather uppers to the matte finish of its mudguard, the pairs plays heavily on its textures alone; the latter, which bears almost scale like pebbling, is by far the most interesting as it aligns seemingly with the animalistic while the adjacent hit of colorless material leavens with slightly tumbling and zig stitches rom edge to edge. Liners play on the darker tone instead with webbing following suit, while metallic silvers at the topmost hooks and side-placed plating add in a note of luxury.