The Air Jordan 12 Retro was released in 1996/1997， when Michael Jordan Shoe led the Bulls past Malone’s Utah Jazz and also picked up the Finals MVP honors for the fifth time. The Air Jordan 12 Retro Shoe was also one of the most durable Air Jordans Shoe to date. It seemed almost nothing could break these shoes down. On the NikeAir Jordan 12 Retro there was more than just the women’s high heel for inspiration, but also the Japanese Rising Sun flag played a big role in the making. The stitching down the sides resembles sun rays. If you look at past Air Jordan Shoe sneakers, you will notice the famous "23" located somewhere on the model. On the Air Jordan 12 Michael wanted a different look with his number 23. So an idea came to Michael Jordan to have 23 written down the tongue, written like this: Two 3. There are also some technical elements on Nike Air Jordan 12 Retro Shoe, including the Zoom Air unit (also the first Air Jordans Shoe to have a Zoom air unit), modified herringbone pattern for improved traction and a more improved carbon fiber shank plate. Very limited quantities.