The Air Jordan 12 is cemented in basketball history — and for good reason. This holiday, a little flip tells a memorable MJ story with the Air Jordan 12 “Reverse Flu Game.”
Michael Jordan’s twelfth signature shoe would barre witness to greatness in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals as his Airness overcame what would be called the “Flu Game” (or “Pizza Game”) with a stat line of 38-7-5 in a crucial win against the Utah Jazz. In doing so, Jordan would then go on to lead the Chicago Bulls to a second championship that was part of his second three-peat title run.
As the 23rd anniversary of the famous Flu Game just passed earlier this year, it appears that Jordan Brand is releasing a remixed version as the Air Jordan 12 “Reverse Flu Game” is set to drop at the end of this year.
Flipping the black and red panels and adding in some suede, the shoes are a head-turner for a retro while also being a colorway acceptable to OG fans.
The “Reverse Flu Game” AJ 12 was included in the 2020 Holiday lineup for Jordan Brand last month and is expected to arrive right before the year closes out on December 26, 2020.
This retro release will be available in full family sizing and will drop at Nike.com along with a number of other retailers.
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Air Jordan 12 “Reverse Flu Game”
Colorway: Varsity Red/Black
Style #: CT8013-602
Release Date: December 26, 2020