Jordan Brand’s “International Flight” collection will conclude next Saturday, September 8 with the release of a special edition Air Jordan 12. The kicks, like the “International Flight” Air Jordan 3 and the “International Flight” Air Jordan 5, are inspired by a memorable exhibition game that Michael Jordan played in years ago.
The summer after Jordan’s 72-10 championship season in 1996, Jordan and other NBA stars went to Tokyo, Japan for a basketball clinic. In front of 32,000 fans, players like MJ and Michael Finley showed off by playing 1-on-1, 4-on-4 and even having a little friendly competition with some of Japan’s famous sumo wrestlers.
The special edition “International Flight” Air Jordan 12s feature a navy suede, complete with an embossed, kimono-inspired print on the upper, as well as a koi fish scale print on the mudguard. Additionally, Japanese characters which translate to “Air Jordan” are stamped on the heel.
The kicks are slated to launch alongside a special edition jersey on Saturday, September 8 for the retail price of $190.