Known as the "Obsidians" or "French Blues," this was the third colorway released for the Air Jordan XII. It was released in February of 1997 to coincide with the 1997 NBA All-Star Game. Here's the interesting part - MJ did not wear these during the game! He instead was wearing the "Playoff" colorway. This colorway has yet to be retroed in true high-top form, but in 2004 came out in a first ever low-top. This makes the argument wether or not the '04 release was a true retro or not.