Jordan has always had a jumpstart on trends within the sneaker world and is at the forefront of the industry’s history. The Jordan Retro 12 “Utility” does this and more with the use of new materials and subtle but impactful shifts to an iconic silhouette.
Intentional and pragmatic. Nike has introduced their grind materials, composed of end-of-life shoes and recycled scrap. The grind makes up 3% of the shoes outsole.
By upcycling and giving new purpose to weathered sneakers the “Utility” branding of this retro 12 becomes more than just a name. Familiarity can still be found in the hallmark stitching across the upper while the mudguards - made up of black suede - depart from the standard pebbled leather.
Shifts in texture across the shoe and the silver eyelets with red piping around the midfoot badge are a welcome touch of flair on top of this nearly all-black sneaker.
Premium construction is matched with premium materials. It simply doesn’t get better than the Jordan Retro 12 “Utility”. Drops 8/21 at 10 am EST in full family sizing.