The Air Jordan 12 Utility is a new version of a 1996 classic. On the outside, it doesn’t look like they changed much, but the outsole speaks for itself. With Nike’s new Move to Zero campaign, this is one of the first Air Jordans, retro or not, that joins the ranks. The tongue was tweaked as well and the beautiful layers of this silhouette have been muted. If you’re looking for a blend of the new and the nostalgia, you’ve found the right shoe.
Check out Chris’s thoughts on the AJ 12 Utility in the video and article.
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:
- Bad boys?
- Grind outsole
- At least 3% recycled rubber
- Lint-looking outsole tint
- Solid rubber traction pods
- Carbon fiber plate
- Phylon with full-length Zoom
- Stiffness and break-in period
- Soft main leather upper
- Fairly similar to the OG
- Suede toe piece overlay
- AJ 11-like tongue
- Outlined details
- Muted rear
- Sizing recommendations
As an added bonus, Mrs. Wing says that Jordan brand went a bit too far on tweaking the original AJ 12 features on this one.
Watch the full video by pressing play above or by clicking here to watch on YouTube.
How to Buy the Air Jordan 12 Utility
- Colorway: Black/Black/Bright Crimson/White
- Release Date: August 28, 2021
- Style Code: DC1062-006
- Retail Price: $190
The Air Jordan 12 Utility will be available for $190 on August 28, 2021 at SNKRS.
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