Air Jordan XII

Released: 1997

Complex says: When Jordan split off to become its own brand, Tinker of course led the way. The Air Jordan XIIs were went back to traditional leather uppers (inspired in part by Japan's Rising Sun flag), but kept innovations from the XI including the carbon spring plate. They were also the first Jordan to feature Zoom Air. The XIIs were also considered the most durable of the Jordan line and featured various dope colorways including the timeless “Flu Games.”