The Air Jordan XII is arguably one of the greatest sneakers in Michael Jordan’s signature line. Originally released in 1996, the XII is most known for Jordan’s “Flu Game” performance and the Chicago Bulls’ subsequent victory in the 1997 NBA Finals. Twenty years later, Jordan Brand is updating the silhouette that regularly uses a mixture of leather and reptile-like material on the upper with a different material — nylon.
Following the March release of the Kobe 11 Elite “4KB” also known as the “White Horse,” Nike is continuing the theme with a “Red Horse” colorway.
Kobe Bryant has since retired from the NBA, but his sneaker releases are showing no signs of slowing down. His latest signature sneaker the Nike Kobe 11 EM “Carpe Diem” was first seen last month and now a better look is available.
Nintendo just announced that the Nintendo NX will be out in March 2017. That release window is global.
When images of the latest Nike Kobe XIs surfaced it was thought to be an “Easter” colorway, but along with a set of official images it is now clear that they are not. The White/Multicolor sneakers are actually dubbed the Nike Kobe XI “4KB.”
One of the highlight of Air Jordan retro releases over the last year has been the brand’s “remastered” strategy, which helps restore classic sneakers to their original design. While this has come with price increases, the overall response has been positive, especially with Jordan Brand including O.G. details like the Nike Air branding. The Air Jordan V “Black Metallic” is getting the remastered treatment this summer, and these new photos show how well of a job Nike did on them.
With Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour officially underway, we are now witnessing one of the final two signature sneakers that he’ll ever play in. While the Kobe 11 is rumored to be releasing very soon, Nike is still dropping a healthy amount of X colorways, with the next one coming in a “Hot Lava” colorway.