It is easy to see why the new Jordans are making a wave in the market this early in the year. One of the Air Jordan releases 2017 is the Air Jordan 12 “OVO”, a re-issue of a favorite silhouette. For this colorway, it is apparent that the shoes are built to be both classy and timeless. Using only black coloring for all parts of the kicks, we’re of the opinion that Nike’s color of the year is anything dark.
Air Jordan 12 OVO BLACK
Release Date:February 11, 2017
Features to Expect
There is really not much to say about the shoes other than it follows the typical Air Jordan 12 silhouette with the varied black patch on the trim beautifully combined with the leather portion of the kicks. The soles are kept black with the word JUMPMAN along the middle.
The tongue is also a study in black with the Jumpman icon on the center. Unfortunately, even the icon is done in black so it does not exactly ‘stand out’ with just one look. The laces are also dark and rounded – making them very easy to replace. There are black metallic parts along the sides which add to the overall classy look.
From the back, there is the number 23, beautifully embossed onto the material. The signature number of Jordan is also done in black which allows it to blend with the overall design.
In perfect honesty, the OVOs scheduled for release are dubbed as Black with Black Metallic Gold. Looking at the images recently leaked, it is a little questionable where the ‘black metallic gold’ can be found. Hence, there are still some questions on whether the shoes you see online would be the same as the retail version.
Release Date and Price
The shoes are set for a February 11 release. The price is a little high for $225, considering how the shoes are a study of simplicity. You can never go wrong with black, but the overall appeal of the Air Jordan 12 OVO is a little too plain for $225. Hopefully, there will be a bit of difference between the leaked images and the versions made for purchase.
Still, if you want these shoes – then you will be glad to know that they will be available soon. Have a pair reserved through your favorite Jordan brand store before the 11th of February! If not however – know that there are other models scheduled for release soon. Black seems to be a popular color for this year’s colorways so you can be sure to catch another black classic that is not a little too ordinary looking.