Even pre-The Last Dance mania, there were certain original Air Jordan colorways that you just knew were going to be tough to get. The “Playoff” Air Jordan 12, much like its “Taxi” and “Flu Game” counterparts, is one of those sneakers. Like the nickname suggests, this predominantly black and white pair was laced up by Michael Jordan during the 1997 NBA playoffs, a postseason which saw MJ and the Bulls take home their second championship win of their second three-peat. The 2022 retro has all the bells and whistles of the original, including red accents and silver eyelets. This will be the fourth time the colorway has been re-released since its 1997 debut, with retros in 2004 and 2012. Unless you don’t mind waiting another eight to 10 years, now’s the time to add these to the collection. These Jordan 12s are slated to drop in February, but it’s possible they’ll be delayed, especially considering the lack of in-hand photos this close to the expected release date. —Riley Jones