Ever since news of the "Flu Game" Jordan 12's return broke, the sneaker has been one of the more anticipated 2016 Air Jordan releases.
During the 1997 NBA Finals, the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz were battling it out for the Championship. During Game 5, Michael Jordan experienced flu-like symptoms that worried many if he was able to play. Despite feeling ill, he performed at his best putting down 38 points that game wearing the AJ 12 in the red and black colourway.
The Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game” was originally released back in 1997, then later retro’d in 2003, followed by another re-release in 2009. However, the 2009 pair didn’t meet ‘OG’ standards as they were built with a nubuck upper that included detailing on the heel as a nod to the year and points Michael Jordan scored that day.
As Jordan Brand is building on a big year for the Air Jordan 12, the “Flu Game” finally returns as a remastered version for 2016 and will release just like they did when they were OGs. The shoe features a tumbled leather Black upper with basketball textured Varsity Red mudguard and outsole.
The Nike Air Jordan 12 Retro “Flu Game” will drop on Saturday the 28th of May 2016 for the retail of R2099.00. This release will be available in store and online from 9h30am.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be a live raffle that takes place on release day outside the store, numbers will be handed out and winners will be drawn at random. Winners will then have the opportunity to purchase the product for sale on release day. The raffle will begin at 9h30am sharp!
NO PRE-ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS RELEASE.
The following sizes will be available for purchase: