Air Jordan 12 Samples

by Brandon Richard

Above all, the Air Jordan 12 is known as championship shoe number five. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the 12 was inspired by Japan and its Rising Sun flag, as well as women’s fashion. It’s most memorable moment on the court took place almost 18 years ago, when Michael Jordan dropped 38 points on the Utah Jazz in what has become known as the “Flu Game.”

Surprisingly (and fortunately), the Air Jordan 12 is a model that Jordan Brand hasn’t overdone. Since launching in 1996, the 12 has only been released in 18 different high and low-top colorways. But there are a good amount of samples that never quite made it to production, 13 of which are listed below.


Air Jordan XII 12 Wizards Sample (2004)
via Kenlu

Year: 2004

Taxi w/ Black Midsole

Air Jordan XII 12 Low Taxi w/ Black Midsole Sample (2004)
via Joerdan23

Year: 2004


Air Jordan XII 12 Low Mocha Sample (2004)

Year: 2004


Air Jordan XII 12 Low White/Red Sample (2004)
via Phase2

Year: 2004

History of Flight

Year: 2009


Air Jordan XII 12 Pantone Sample (2009)
via digioaux

Year: 2009

Pantone 284

Air Jordan XII 12 Pantone 284 Sample (2010)

Year: 2010


Air Jordan XII 12 Anniversary All-White Sample (2010)
via Jordan

Year: 2010


Year: 2010


Year: 2011


Year: 2012

XX8 Days of Flight

Air Jordan XII 12 XX8 Days of Flight Sample (2013)
via Jordan

Year: 2013


Year: 2014