|Model:||Air Jordan , Air Jordan 12 (XII)|
|Colorway:||White / Black – Taxi|
|Release Date:||Air Jordan Release Dates|
|News & Updates:||Air Jordan|
The Air Jordan 12 (XII) Original (OG) – Taxi (White / Black – Taxi) was released in November of 1996, retailing for$135. They feature a white and black make up, along with gold accents, as seen on the lacing eyelets. They are dubbed the Taxi’s, as the arch area and outsole feature a black and yellow portion, reminiscent of NYC taxi cabs. The shoe itself has some history behind it, as it was inspired by the Nisshoki, which is the Japanese rising sun flag, as well as a 19th century women’s dress boot. It features stitched leather which radiates outward like sun rays, and this theme extends all the way to the arch of the shoe. The arch features two large rands, which run along the midsole, and feature embossed lizard skin, similar to the Air Jordan 2 (II). The sole, although heavy, is durable and sturdy, making these a good pair of shoes to play basketball in. The only knock on these is the lack of the inner bootie, which means that the shoe does not fit as snug as it could, or should, for that matter.