Where does the Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game” rank among the best releases thus far in 2016? Better question: are they the best Air Jordan 12 to release this year?
Considering the “Master” and “French Blue” drops predate this one, to many, the “Flu Game” topping those two isn’t a foregone conclusion. But to be fair, the “Flu Game” 12s isn’t just another black and red Air Jordan. They are so much more.
From a historical standpoint, right up there with a remastered Air Jordan 5 “Metallic” and Air Jordan 3 “True Blue,” few releases mean what the “Flu Game” means to sneaker and sporting history. Looks and aesthetics aside, the value, as it’s so often found in all art forms, resides in the context.
The Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game” is a sneaker we all require. If you’re going to buy, wear and collect Air Jordans, this should be one of them. On the May 28 Jordan Release Date, some will have a chance to purchase a pair for the very first time (at retail). That opportunity shouldn’t be taken lightly if this culture means to you what it most certainly means to us.
Air Jordan 12 Retro “Flu Game”
Colorway: Black/Black-Varsity Red
Style #: 130690-002
Release Date: May 28, 2016