Air Jordan Retro XII "Rising Sun"
Original Release: 2009
The Air Jordan XII was inspired in part by the Japanese flag, and the perforated upper of this nearly all-white pair helped further evoke the Rising Sun. A bit of shine on the toe provided some contrast, as did the black and red strap up the heel. And if the subtle cues of the upper weren't clear, the red and white Rising Sun graphic on the insole made the inspiration abundantly clear.