Though we don’t know how the [delay in the release of the Rising Sun Air Jordan XII] will effect Jordan Brand’s major releases for the rest of the year, we’ll take a look at what we should expect in the final retail version of the Flu Game Air Jordan Retro XII. Inspired by Michael Jordan’s legendary “Flu Game”, Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals when MJ had 38 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in a two point win over the Utah Jazz, the Flu Game Air Jordan Retro XII is a new take on the classic Black/Red Air Jordan Retro XII that he wore in the Flu Game.
The Flu Game Air Jordan Retro XII features a Black nubuck, as opposed to the leather on the OG, and Red upper. Like the OG the upper sits on a Red midsole and Red outsole. In a nod back to MJ’s heroics in the Flu Game, the Flu Game XII features an embroidered “sick face” on the tongue and a lasered “sick face” with the year and MJ’s point total on the heel.
The Flu Game Air Jordan Retro XII was originally set to release on Black Friday, 11/27. As of now that hasn’t changed. If anything does change, it will be posted.
Click [HERE] for more pics.