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Air Jordan 12 ‘Playoffs’ Returns After 10 Years

The Air Jordan 12 ‘Playoffs’ will be returning during 2022 All-Star Weekend in celebration of its 25th Anniversary.

Mar 09, 2022 | By Joseph Low
Air Jordan 12 'Playoffs'
Image: Nike

The original Air Jordan 12 ‘Playoffs’ will be returning to celebrate its 25th Anniversary and as part of the All-Star Weekend lineup. Aptly named “Playoffs,” the pair of sneakers was first worn by Michael Jordan in 1997 during that year’s NBA playoff. Subsequently, the basketball star was seen donning the ‘Playoffs’ on other games in the NBA Finals. The most poignant occasion was when Jordan helped the Chicago Bulls take home the NBA Championship against Utah Jazz.

The ‘Playoffs’ was a popular model amongst many sneaker aficionados. Throughout the years, the brand has twice released the standard model. The first was in 2004 and the last time in 2012 — a good ten years since it has been on the market. Other than the standard model, the Jordan Brand also created iterations of the ‘Playoffs’. This includes the low-top form, cleated, and even an Air Force 1 Fusion.

Appearing in black, white and red, the sneakers’ colour combination is what ‘Playoffs’ fans are most looking forward to when they know that the Jordan Brand will release this pair of sneakers. Constructed like the inaugural pair in 1997, the 2022 version features black leather uppers while white appears on the mudguard, midsole and rubber outsole. Metallic silver accents are seen on the top two eyelets and the branding on the side. The iconic Red Jumpman adorns the sneakers’ tongue, heel-tab and insoles.

Air Jordan 12 'Playoffs'
Image: Nike

The much-awaited Air Jordan 12 ‘Playoffs’ will be released on 11 March. To get your hands on this coveted pair of sneakers, you can head over to GOAT or Flight Club. Shop more Jordan 12s here.

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