Better late than never, and by audience request, we’ve finally got our hands on the Air Jordan 12 University Gold for a detailed look and review. This version of the Jordan 12 is based on a player exclusive (PE) Gary Payton wore when he played for the LA Lakers as part of the first NBA super team.
What’s in the video?
In the video, Chris provides detailed information from all the usual categories, providing the in depth information you need. He supplies expert level opinions on the materials, cushioning, traction, support, and fit. Here’s some of what he discusses:
- Mediocre quality
- Translucent outsole
- Matte black vs shiny black
- Why Jordan Brand is releasing PEs
- Can we get some Mike Bibby PEs?
- Or maybe some more Ray Allen PEs?
- Barkley wore Jordans?
- 2004 Retro Jordan 12s versus the original
- The triangle: herringbone, carbon fiber, and Zoom Air
- How Zoom Air made it to Scottie Pippen’s Nike Pippen 1 PE
- True to size
- Is it worth paying resale prices?
And as an added bonus, Mrs. Wing finds out about why Gary Payton was called The Glove. Then, a discussion ensues on whether that nickname would be appropriate today. Also, can Mrs. Wing spot the same shoe craftsmanship flaws that Chris does? Not always…but this time…
Watch the full video by pressing play above or by clicking here to watch on YouTube.
How to Buy the Air Jordan 12 University Gold
The Air Jordan 12 University Gold is available (resale) at StockX.
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