Jordan Brand: Jordan XII

The Air Jordan XII was originally released in 1996. 

SALT LAKE CITY - 1997: Scottie Pippen #33 and Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls talk during a break in NBA action against the Utah Jazz circa 1997 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1997 NBAE (Photo by Andy Hayt/NBAE via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – 1997: Scottie Pippen #33 and Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls talk during a break in NBA action against the Utah Jazz circa 1997 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

5 different colors of the Jordan XII were released during its original run. 

13 Jun 1997: Guard Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls keeps the ball away from guard Shandon Anderson of the Utah Jazz during game 6 of the 1997 NBA Finals at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Jazz 90-86 to win the series and claim the championship.

13 Jun 1997: Guard Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls keeps the ball away from guard Shandon Anderson of the Utah Jazz during game 6 of the 1997 NBA Finals at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Jazz 90-86 to win the series and claim the championship.

The XII was the first Jordan shoe not to feature Nike branding and it was the first release for Jordan Brand

MILWAUKEE, WI - 1997: Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls drives to the basket against Ray Allen #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the game on January 10, 1997 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1997 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE, WI – 1997: Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls drives to the basket against Ray Allen #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the game on January 10, 1997 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Michael Jordan won his 5th championship in the XII. 

CHICAGO - JUNE 13: Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls celebrates after defeating the Utah Jazz in Game six of the 1997 NBA Finals at the United Center on June 13, 1997 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls won 90-86. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1997 NBAE (Photo by Andrew Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

CHICAGO – JUNE 13: Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls celebrates after defeating the Utah Jazz in Game six of the 1997 NBA Finals at the United Center on June 13, 1997 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls won 90-86.

The now legendary “Flu Game” was played by MJ in the XII during the 97 Finals. 

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The XII has been brought back many times as a retro release since 1997. 

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 31: Rihanna is seen on August 31, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stealth/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – AUGUST 31: Rihanna is seen on August 31, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stealth/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

The most recent retro release of the XII, “The Master”, drops 2/27/2016 on shoepalace.com

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“The Master” is being released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the XII and its design is based on this popular Jordan poster.

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The Jordan XII is easily one of the most beloved Jordan styles of all-time. The design is iconic and Michael Jordan accomplished legendary things while wearing the XII. 

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 17: Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls stands against Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers on December 17, 1996 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1997 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

CHICAGO – DECEMBER 17: Michael Jordan #23 of the Chicago Bulls stands against Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers on December 17, 1996 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

You can find “The Master” on shoepalace.com this Saturday. 

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