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Air Jordan 12 Performance Review

The design inspiration of Air Jordan 12 ‘International Pack’ comes from the travel of Michael Jordan on Toyoko in 1996. So this pair of shoes has the oriental culture flavor.

The shoe shape is slender type. It uses full-length Zoom Air Cushion. The excellent appearance and cushion performance make Air Jordan 12 to be a pair of hot-sale shoes.

My Height: 175cm, weight: 57kg.

The front view

The colorway Air Jordan 12 ‘International Pack’ is navy blue and white. It looks succinctly. The vamp is made of chamois leather with the Japanese style auspicious clouds pattern. The shoe head leather is scale texture. The shoe tongue is embroidered with red Flyman logo.

The side view

The white leather is figure of fish scale. The insole is lichee pattern. The two silver shoelace buckles is also the classic part of AJ12.

The rear view

The pull-tab of shoe heel is embroidered with “Air Jordan” in Japanese. It accords with the Japanese themes of this sneaker. It also has Jordan’s uniform number 23 on the heel.

Comfort Level

The vamp uses soft chamois leather. It can assure the flexibility. But I still feel that it’s a little stiff after wearing.

The unit weight of US8.5/EUR42 is about 455g.

The leather vamp doesn’t have the design of air holes. The air permeability is not good. It’s hot if wearing in Summer.

Fit & Support

The leather vamp can offer excellent support. You don’t need to worry about the support.

The stiff leather on the shoe size with the up outspread outsole also offers good support and improve anti-torsion performance to keep the stability.

This pair of Air Jordan 12 is mid-high type. The shoe heel lining is filled with thick foam which can cover the heel well. When breaking through, the shoe heel is always on a stable state.

Traction & Abrasive Resistance

The grain of sole is herringbone. The dense grain can offer excellent traction performance.

The thick and wearable rubber sole has good abrasive resistance. It’s suitable to kinds of court. You don’t need to worry that the sole will be grinded away on cement court.

Cushion Performance

The insole of Air Jordan 12 uses full-length Zoom Air Cushion. But I feel that it’s a little stiff. The resilience is not obviously enough. I’m not satisfied at the cushion performance


The workmanship of Air Jordan 12 ‘International Pack’ is excellent. The chamois leather vamp looks good. The leather vamp can also offer great support. The TPU supporting plate also offer great anti-torsion performance. It uses full-length Zoom Air Cushion in the insole. But the cushion is not obviously enough. The traction performance is great. I rarely slipped when playing basketball.