FedEx fairy stopped by Friday was yesterday for the latest installment of #TodaysMail. She came through with a clutch delivery from Jordan Brand with the Retro 12 ‘Gamma Blue.’ The XIIs stand out due to the clean lines – inspired by the blending of dress boots with the Japanese Rising Sun flag – and the Gamma Blues don’t disappoint, mostly because I was a big fan of the ‘Nubuck’ XIIs from the early 2000s that shared a similar makeup.
Here, a black nubuck and leather upper gets paired with the emphatic shade of blue on the midsole. What’s maybe the most beautiful part of the shoe is the part that probably is the last to be seen. The gym red accents on the heel – also on the toe and tongue – provide a sharp contrast to everything, standing out even though there’s only a minimal amount of the color used.
Thanks to the JB team for keeping me laced.