Air Jordan 12 Chinese New Year 2019 – Sneakers For The Chinese Festivites

air jordan 12 chinese new year 2019

(Updated 2/5/2019)

Name Of Sneaker: Air Jordan 12 Chinese New Year 2019

Best Place To Purchase: Ebay.com

Price Range (At The Time Of This Review): $159.00 – $439.99

Available Sizes: Preschool, Grade School, Men

Chinese New Year is finally here, and this special event only comes once a year. Also, Nike and Jordan release sneakers in honor of the Chinese Festival every year. The Air Jordan 12 Chinese New Year 2019 has finally dropped, and the color patterns on these are magnificent! Do you plan to make a purchase, and rock these bad boys?? If so, you can make a purchase now.

Who Is Michael Jordan?

Michael Jordan is a retired professional basketball player who has played for 15 seasons in NBA for the Chicago Bulls, and the Washington Wizards. During his time at the University of North Carolina in 1982, he played basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels, and was drafted for the Chicago Bulls in 1984. He was able to entertain the crowd with his prolific scoring, defensive plays, and his ability to perform slam dunks from the free throw line at the slam dunk contests, which has earned him the nicknames: Air Jordan and His Airness.

He has won his first NBA Championship with the Bulls in 1991, and also winning again in 1992 and 1993 (three-peat). During the 1993-1994 NBA season, MJ has retired from basketball in order to pursue a minor career in baseball. In March 1995, MJ has announced his return to the NBA, and has led the Bulls to three additional championships during 1996-1998. In 1999, MJ retired from the NBA for the second time, but return again to play for the Washington Wizards during 2001-2003. Currently, MJ is the owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.

MJ has numerous career highlights and awards:

  • 6 times NBA champion (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 6 times NBA Finals MVP (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 5 times NBA MVP (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998)
  • 14 times All-Star (1985-1993, 1996-1998, 2002, 2003)
  • 3 times NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
  • 10 times All-NBA First Team (1987-1993, 1996, 1998)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1985)
  • NBA Defensive Player Of The Year (1988)
  • 9 times NBA All-Defensive First Team (1988-1993, 1996-1998)
  • NBA Rookie Of The Year (1985)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
  • 10 times NBA Scoring Championship (1987-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 3 times NBA Steals Leaders (1988, 1990, 1993)
  • 2 times NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (1987, 1988)
  • 3 times AP Athlete Of The Year (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • 2 times USA Basketball Male Athlete Of The Year (1983, 1984)
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year (1991)
  • NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-time Team
  • NCAA Champion (1982)
  • Consensus National College Player Of The Year (1984)
  • ACC Player Of The Year (1984)
  • ACC Rookie Of The Year (1982)
  • 2 times Consensus First-Team All-American (1983, 1984)
  • 2 times First-Team All-ACC (1983, 1984)
  • No. 23 Retired by Chicago Bulls
  • N0. 23 Retired by Miami Heat
  • No. 23 Retired by the University Of North Carolina

History Of The Air Jordan Brand

In 1984, Nike was a struggling shoe company looking for ways to appeal to a new segment of the shoe market, and to reinvent themselves. Nike has turned to rookie Michael Jordan to order to make an endorsement deal, but MJ showed no interest at all. MJ had plans to sign a deal with either Adidas or Converse; he loved the brands, and in North Carolina, these were the shoes that wore to play basketball in. Unfortunately, both of the brands rejected him.

Nike was offering to create a brand new line of shoes called Air Jordan, and MJ’s old agent, David Falk, saw this as a wonderful opportunity. MJ flew to the Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, after being convinced by his parents , and his agent. During his visit, Nike has shown him a special video presentation of his college career highlights, plus his high-flying Olympics moves with Pointer Sister’s “Jump” playing in the background. Peter Moore, Nike’s Old Head Designer, also shown MJ sketches of the Air Jordan 1, and apparel to go with it. It was featured in Black and Red, and MJ was very interested with these designs. He has stated: “I can’t wear these shoes, those are devil colors”.

MJ has decided to finally make a deal with Nike, and has signed a 5-year deal that was worth $2.5 million. MJ has fueled the success of Nike, and the Air Jordan Brand is still popular today.

The Air Jordan 12 History

The Air Jordan 12 was introduced back in 1996, designed by Tinker Hatfield. This sneaker was inspired by the Japanese Rising Sun, featuring flowing lines reminiscent of the sending out its morning rays. Did you know that the Air Jordan 12 got started with a woman’s fashion shoe known as “Nisshoki”, a shoe from the 19th century??? This was because Michael Jordan is big on fashion.

Also, if you look closely at the sneaker’s tongue, you will notice “TWO3” written down the tongue. MJ came up with a new and different idea for his number 23, so it has got a different look on the sneaker. Michael Jordan, despite suffering from the flu, has worn these in a game against the Utah Jazz, scoring 38 points.

This was also the first Jordan to utilize Zoom Air Technology for lightweight cushioning and lightning quick responsiveness. It also includes a modified herringbone pattern for improved traction.  The original retail price for the Air Jordan 12 was $135.00.

Features Of The Shoe

This special sneaker comes with something called Bai Jia Yi, an quilted patchwork pattern from China. You can reveal this pattern if you decide to tear off the cut-away upper, ending up with a different sneaker. Additionally, it features white overlays and rubber soles. Finally, it comes with touches of metallic gold, along with the inner lining dressed up in a multicolored pattern.

Release Date

These have released today, and is available now. These are selling like hot cakes, so don’t wait around. GO AND COP A PAIR NOW!!

Additional Images

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The Pros And Cons Of The Sneaker


  • Comfortable
  • Cool Colors
  • Durable
  • Good Ankle Support
  • Stylish
  • Good Traction
  • Lightweight
  • Easy To Clean
  • Runs True To Size
  • Breaks In Easy


  • Creases Easily
  • Gets Dirty Fast
  • Not Breathable
  • Runs Narrow

Video Of The Sneaker



These sneaker are definitely a must cop in my opinion. How many of you sneakerheads plan to cop a pair??? What are your overall thoughts on these??? Feel free to leave your comments and questions in the comment section, and I will get back to you ASAP. Also, if you haven’t already, make sure to like, share, and subscribe for more sneaker content. As always, thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for future sneaker blogs in the future!

Thanks For Reading!!

Ahmad Ballard


  1. Air Jordan 12 Chinese New Year 2019 looks so slick. I can actually wear this for so many occasions. It looks like a festival wearing shoe. I like their color. It is somewhat different from the normal shoes. Well the price is just as expected for jordans. I might buy it next month. 

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    •  Hello Sujander, thanks for the comment. Feel free to always check out my site for more sneaker news!

  2. I love the Jordan series collection.

    I do have a few of the old retro school Jordan shoes. I remembered buying the Jordan fours back in the days; it was custom made with different colors. I remembered like it was all yesterday.

    Michael Jordan was an unbelievable basketball player. I remembered watching him play back in the early to mid ’90s, and he was one of the most charismatic players of all time, even to this day, I believe no one can’t top Jordan.

    Thank you for writing this article, this has shed many valuable insights on MJ.

    • Hello JD, thanks for the comment. Feel free to always check out my website for daily sneaker articles!

  3. Hello Ahmad! Thanks for reminding me through your review of Air Jordan 12 Chinese New year sneakers that Chinese new year holiday is here. I have been away from media for sometime now and totally forgot about it. It is interesting to know that sneakers are actually realized in honour of the festival every year by Nike and Jordan. Looking at Jordan’s achievement, I marvel at such feat he has achieved. So many awards and career highlights. Nike saw his potentials and snapped him up immediately, I wonder how Adidas will be feeling, especially now that Jordan is a household name. The sneakers are great. Thanks for your wonderful article.

    • Hello Gracen, thanks for the comment. Feel free to always check out my site for more upcoming sneaker content!

  4. When I was a kid, all I know about Michael Jordan is basketball. As I started growing up I realised he has brands, first I know is the sneakers and I always look forward to having one which I got when I was in college. Ever since my urge for Jordan brands has been ceaseless. Most of my wears are Jordan and I never get tired of them. 

    • Hello Ayo, thanks for the comment. I been collecting Jordans since I was a teenager, and it never gets old. Feel free to always check out my site for more sneaker news!!

  5. Hello Ahmad,

    Happy new year to those in China. The air Jordan 12 looks to be a quality product like every other of the Jordan’s collection. Everybody must have worn a Jordan at a point or another. The air Jordan 12 could be a good gift to purchase for a friend if you have one in China. Sure they will appreciate it.

    • Hello Louis, thanks for the comment. Feel free to always check out my site as I post content daily!

  6. I’ve heard about Michael Jordan way back in Senior High School when I became interested in basketball but I didn’t know more about him and his achievement until reading this article. This is very informative. My friends have been nagging me to give basketball a shot since I’ve got the height but I’ve been always giving an excuse about the right sneaker to go for. 

    With this review, I know where to look at when I’m ready to buy a pair of sneakers for my training. Thanks for the great information. 

    • Hello DerrAd, thanks for the comment. Feel free to always check out my site for more sneaker news!

  7. Likely the biggest brand when it comes to foot wear.  I have seen hundreds of pairs of Jordans go at auctions.  Even very well worn pairs go for hundreds of dollars.These New Year shoes are great and I would love to wear a pair of these.  I guess its just a matter of whether or not I can afford them.Thank you so much for taking the time to gather the information and putting together this great article.Dale

    • Hello Dale, thanks for the comment. Feel free to always check out my site for more sneaker news!

  8. I just got to know about the story behind the deal, thanks for sharing that.It really looks cool. Yes, the color pattern is truly magnificient, and i think the price is somewhat okay for sneakers of this quality. I should say that, i’m quite glad that you shared MJ’s numerous career highlights and awards with us, that alone is enough to inspire anyone to higher heights in any field of human activity.Many thanks, i had a great time reading through.

    • Hello Festus, thanks for the comment. Feel free to always check out my site for more sneaker updates!

  9. I think buying a pair of these sneakers for the Chinese New Year is a great idea.   Michael Jordan is a legend.  He has accomplished so much.  

      The sneakers look great.  Yet, the Bai Jia Yi  pattern is what will make them extra special to me.   I also like the slightly festive look with the white overlays and soles.     Nothing looks better than a new pair of sneakers.      

    • Hello Sondra, thanks for the comment. Feel free to always check out my site for more sneaker news!

  10. Thanks for the history lesson on the background of the relationship between Michael Jordan and Nike, it took me back to my earlier days. I have been an Air Jordan sneaker fan since the early days, and in looking at the signing figure, what a deal that Nike got!

    These new sneakers look really cool and the price is decent, The Bai Jia Yi quilted patchwork pattern that you can reveal this pattern if you tear off the cut-away upper looks great too and I like white overlays and rubber soles. The touches of metallic gold and the inner lining multicolored pattern just tops the design off for me.

    I wasn’t aware of the new rollout of these special sneakers and no doubt they will be hugely successful as people get the word and start buying them. I know I will be getting a pair! Thanks for a great post and the news on these new sneakers! I am following your website to stay up to date!

    • Hello Dave, thanks for the comment. These will definitely be a seller without a doubt. Thanks for the follow, I will be posting new sneaker blogs soon!

  11. Thanks for creating this wonderful post on my best footwear, There are many brands of shoes, which are cheap in price or may be the expensive type, which enhance the brand image. But whether these shoes lend comfort and durability is the big question, but I do know that Air Jordan is one of the best in the history of footwears. Thumbs up 

    • Hello Seun, thanks for the comment. Feel free to always check out my site for more sneaker content!

  12. Thanks for the wonderful review on air jordan sneakers. I have this brand of shoe and from my observation compared to other brands; I think it is very cheap and easy to get; highly durable. From several reviews i have read about sneakers generally; I think its one of the best. 

    Thanks for sharing this lovely post with us

    • Hello Abioye, thanks for the comment. Feel free to always check out my site for more of the latest sneaker updates!

  13. This sneakers is really a must buy indeed. I like its multi colours and the inside will give a very cool bounce when you walk on it or walk with it rather. This sneakers is not just for the Chinese new year. I need it here to. Am not in China but it’s good for me here and I really need to place an order soon. I like this sneakers.

    • Hello Ken, thanks for the comment. Feel free to always check out my site for more sneaker news!

  14. Thank you for sharing this great information about this Michael Jordan I personally know who is Michael  Jordan and his shoes but I did not know the history behind them, I like love Michael Jordan shoes especially the Air Jordan, these Air Jordan 12 Chinese New Year 2019 look very good and now knowing the story I will definitely buy me a pair.

    Are this shoes special edition?.

    • Hello GV, thanks for the comment. These are indeed special; you can reveal a special pattern located on the upper of the sneaker. 

  15. I was looking for a pair of Jordans for my nephew’s birthday which is coming up and those look pretty awesome!

    Man, he is going to love them!

    Are they coming in another color or just black and white?

    He kind of loves deep blue but I can’t seem to find them in such color.


    • Hello Xaric, thanks for the comment. The Air Jordan 12 has released in a variety of colors. Go on Ebay, and type in Air Jordan 12, and see what you can find. 

  16. I’m old enough to remember Michael Jordan. He’s been the king of shoes ever since! These are some nice kicks, thanks for sharing about them.Now I have to ask, who’s better Jordan or Lebron? I know that it’s a big debate.I enjoyed the backstory about Jordan signing the endorsement deal. I never knew that he wasn’t interested initially. I’m sure that he doesn’t regret that now. And Nike sure has profited!These are super cool shoes man. If I bought them, it would be a collector, not to be worn. What do you think?

    • Hello Jerimy, thanks for the comment. To be honest, both players are great, and they are almost the same. MJ has an all time career ranking of 27.91%, while Lebron has 27.65% (according the ESPN.com). I will have to go with MJ on this one. If I was to purchase this sneakers, I would probably wear them once, and never again lls. 

  17. Great review! Michael Jordan sure does have a lot of awards and recognitions to his name! I never really got into Jordans, some don’t catch my eye, but others do. However, I definitely like a nice looking pair of shoes, it’s great to have websites like yours giving solid information on that sort of thing! What is your favourite part of this particular sneaker?

    • Hello Kohl, thanks for the comment. My favorite part of the sneaker is revealing the Chinese pattern on the upper of the sneaker. The sneaker looks better this way in my opinion. 

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