If you’re looking at the images above and wondering what happened, this is Nike’s official description of the Air Jordan 12 Wings:
The pressure and discomfort involved in growing and eventually being capable of flying, like his Airness on the court, requires hard work to achieve such a feat. To fly, one also needs wings. The Air Jordan XII ‘Wings’ brings this to life as the black upper reveals gold wings after being wiped, agitated, and rubbed on its natural surface. The man behind the Jumpman earned his wings time and time again in the Jordan XII – most notably in an iconic 38 point performance in Utah while being weighed down by a stomach virus. Earn your own wings in this latest Jordan XII model.
Basically, it’s the Lance Mountain Air Jordan 1 applied to the Air Jordan 12 although judging from the reaction from Sneaker Twitter so far, it isn’t as welcome as the 1s.
NOO THEY RUIBED IT https://t.co/G1fedzrtS2
— Gagan Singh (@Gaganfder) March 29, 2016
— Ned Flanders (@A_Don_Is_Here) March 29, 2016
"Tinker we can't make them pay $150 more just for that little gold bit"
"-sigh-…ok here's a lil more"
— Idi Yamean (@geeky_zekey) March 29, 2016
now wtf is this
Ruined the beauty of this shoe.. https://t.co/c11B99xTkH
— الله اكبر (@__3Kings) March 29, 2016
Now they look corny https://t.co/46hUhNHEo8
— Papi Quelo (@QUEXVII) March 29, 2016
The Air Jordan 12 Wings drops on April 2, 2016 and is limited to 12,000 pairs. Don’t think that just because a bunch of people are turned off now these won’t be hard to get because they will be. Stay woke and one way to do that is by bookmarking our Air Jordan 12 Wings launch page.