Introduction to the Air Jordan 12 Retro Twist 2021

Jordan 12 Retro Twist 2021

Inspired by Japan's Rising Sun flag and a woman's 19th-century shoe's high heel (yes, you heard that correctly!), the Tinker Hatfield-designed Air Jordan 12 made its debut in 1996. MJ wanted a comfortable, durable heel that was also stylish, so he took his cue from a woman's shoe profile.

The OG Jordan 12 originated with five colorways in 1996 and 1997. The Air Jordan 12 Retro series was later introduced in 2003 and continues today. From OG colorways like "Taxi" and "Flu Game" to exclusive Retro collabs with OVO and PSNY, Air Jordan 12 sneakers are sought after for their bold silhouette, sharp color combos and long-wearing durability.

Air Jordan 12: History and a New Brand Launch

After the extraordinary success of the Air Jordan 11, Michael Jordan's 12th signature shoe was released in 1996. The official launch of the Jordan Brand occurred the following year, and the Jordan 12s were the last of the line to be sold in a Nike branded box.

Aesthetically, the AJ 12 merged details like stitched leather panels that resembled rays from the sun with a sleek shape based loosely on a 19th-century dress boot. Performance-wise, the Air Jordan 12s retained the revolutionary carbon fiber plate introduced in the Air Jordan 11 and added Nike Zoom Air cushioning - the first Jordan sneaker to do so.

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About the Jordan 12 Retro Twist 2021

The Jordan 12 Retro Twist 2021 will be released on July 24, 2021. This Jordan retro style is simultaneously simple and eye-catching. It is a white shoe with simple black and university red highlights. The shoe collar is black, and so is the Jumpman logo on the tongue. Double-red lace keepers and a red side panel that reads "JUMPMAN" really draw focus to the shoe. The most interesting design choice is the red Jumpman logo that starts at the tip of the toe and then wraps down to the bottom to give this shoe a unique look. The basketball in the logos looks like a simple red dot that then leads down to reveal the full image.

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