Air Jordan 12 “Vachetta Tan”

When Jordan Brand focuses in on something, in particular, they go all in. One of the biggest pieces of evidence to support this has been the brand’s recent run of five colorways. Specifically, we’ve seen some serious heat dropping in the form of Women’s exclusives.


At the beginning of the year, the Jumpman announced a special pack of colorways dropping soon. The full collection boasted another chunk of hype-heavy releases. One of those was the Air Jordan 12 dressed in a luxurious “Vachetta Tan” scheme. Similar to the Heiress collection, Jordan Brand goes in the premium direction with these gems.


The Air Jordan 12’s form takes on certain high-quality materials quite well. A particular advantage is its unique build, offering up a chance at some interesting combinations. Here, the upper takes on a nubuck build throughout its base. The Vachetta color scheme is complemented by an equally luxurious selection of details in Gold, including the lace eyelets and aglets.


The combination gives off a gallery-ready aesthetic, setting off the shoe’s base material while gleaming in the smaller details. We’ve seen a growing number of Air Jordan 12 colorways decked out in more plush materials recently.


Frankly, that trend seems to be taking the shoe in the right direction. The AJ 12’s unique build makes it more than just a good chance to experiment with material combos. It also makes for some added texture to bases such as nubuck.


Thanks to the shoe’s varying visual cues and panels, we get some extra visual pop even when the whole upper is in one main leather build. Dipping all of that in smooth colorways like this just adds to all of the goodness.


Jordan Brand keeps hitting us hard with exclusives for the ladies. Check these out when they drop on March 23rd.

The Air Jordan 12 Dark Grey is Stormy

You’re likely dealing with darker clouds and some less forgiving weather this time of year, so how about some heat on your feet? The Air Jordan 12 Dark Grey combines the quality and hype of the iconic Jumpman model with a stormy aesthetic. Thanks to some material combinations and the unique build of the Air Jordan 12, this iteration has plenty to offer.

The upper here takes on two slightly different versions of Grey. As with most Air Jordan 12 releases, the execution vaires on the stitched leather and suede portions. The bottom half, boasting the stitched leather, shows a glossier look at the color scheme. Meanwhile, the leather panel towards the midfoot and forefoot sports a cloudier and softer hue. You likely won’t be hooping in these, but it’s worth knowing that the Flight cushioning system along the midsole provides some serious impact protection.

Thanks to the material combinations, an impressive inner lining, and color scheme, this Air Jordan 12 proves to be a worthy part of your Fall and Winter rotation. Being that it’s in a mostly monochrome scheme, it’s a versatile pair in terms of styling as well.

Due out for a global release on November 18th, make sure you don’t miss out on this iteration of an undisputed classic.