Original Story (03/20/20): With everything going on right now, we have some positive flu-related news. Jordan Brand will be releasing an alternate version of the Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game,” a shoe that Michael Jordan wore in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals while feeling sick with the flu. Despite feeling ill, MJ led Chicago to a 90-88 win, recording 38 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 1 block, including a 3-pointer with less than a minute left that gave the Bulls the go-ahead lead.

While the Air Jordan 12 “Flu Game” features a black base with red mudguards, this upcoming colorway reverses the colors, giving the shoe a red leather base and a black pebbled mudguard. The upper sits atop a blacked out sole with silver grey trimming on the midsole.

The Air Jordan 12 “Reverse Flu Game” is expected to release on December 26, 2020, making it a perfect pick-up if you’re looking to spend any Christmas money you may have received. Grab a look at the rendering below at stay tuned for first look images.

Air Jordan 12 “Reverse Flu Game”
Color: Varsity Red/Black
Style #: CT8013-602
Release Date: December 26, 2020
Price: $190 USD

Update (12/14/20): Grab an official look at the Air Jordan 12 “Reverse Flu Game” below. These are set to release on December 26th in full family sizing via SNKRS and select retailers.

Update (09/03/20): Here’s a first look at the upcoming Air Jordan 12 “Reverse Flu Game.” They feature red suede construction instead of the expected leather. These will arrive this Holiday season in full family sizing.

Original Story mock-up:


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