Inspired by the Japanese rising sun, Tinker Hatfield designed the Air Jordan 12, which was the first Air Jordan to utilize Nike’s Zoom Air technology.
Known for their partnerships, menswear brand Public School NY is one of Jordan Brand’s top choices when it comes to releasing a collaborative design.
Back in 2017, the two released an Air Jordan 12 “City Pack” that consisted of three colorways for New York City, Paris, and Milan. During the design process, Jordan Brand and PSNY released a limited Friends and Family edition that came dressed in a similar “Wheat” motif as the NYC retail pair, but with a few minor differences.The Wheat Public School NY x Air Jordan 12 was first showcased at the PSNY Air Jordan 12 restock that took place at the brands pop-up shop located at 330 Hudson in New York City.
Another limited Friends and Family release was a Black/White colorway of the PSNY x Air Jordan 12. This pair features a plush and grainy leather upper in Black with White soles and “PSNY” branded on the tongues. this PSNY x Air Jordan 12 is a friends and family only release that comes in a full Black-based upper with White detailing on the rubber outsole. PSNY branding is also located in the same areas as the retail release, but in these images it’s hard to see.
While both pairs never made a retail debut, if you could pick one to release, which would it be? Cast your vote below, and leave your thoughts in the comments section.