In 1996, MJ took his game to Tokyo, Japan, to host a basketball clinic and participate in a friendly showcase with other NBA superstars. He was spotted in his current signature shoe at the time, the Air Jordan 12, which takes design inspiration from a vintage fashion shoe from the 1920s that utilized a radiant quilted pattern. This College Navy, University Red and Sail colorway pays homage to that experience and adds additional details including an embossed kimono print and “Air Jordan” in Japanese characters.
This Air Jordan 12 features an Obsidian upper covered in debossed floral print. A Sail reptile-textured leather overlay, printed inner lining, Red logos and Japanese lettering on the heel tabs completes the design. University Red Jumpman tongues, insole with Chinese writing on the heel tab completes the theme.