Air Jordan 12 Reverse Taxi – Alternative To The Classic Air Jordan 12 Taxi

Hey everyone! Many of you may remember the classic Air Jordan 12 Taxi right?? If so, then a new colorway of the Air Jordan 12 is dropping this week that is an alternative to the classic taxi colorway.

The Air Jordan 12 Reverse Taxi is definitely something to consider, especially since it has a nice upper black finish. Are these a must for you, or will you simply just pass on them???

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 sneaker features a black suede upper, along with black leather overlays which is found on the forefoot. Gold accents have been applied to the upper eyelets, red accents can be found on the brandings throughout, and the “TWO3” on the tongue is colored in Taxi Yellow. Finally, the outsole comes dressed in white.

Release Date

These are releasing sooner than you think. They will be available October 31st, for a retail price of $190.00. Make sure that you are ready when they hit the scene!

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Air Jordan 12 Reverse Taxi

October 31st, 2019


Style Code: 130690-017

Additional Images

Video Of The Sneaker


This is a nice nod to the original Air Jordan 12 Taxi. If you already have the originals, then it would make sense to cop these as well. What are your overall thoughts on these???

If you have comments or questions, leave them below and I will get back to you. Make sure to subscribe to my site as sneaker blogs are created weekly. Stay tuned as more updates are on the way!

Thanks For Reading!!

Ahmad Ballard


  1. I loved Michael jordan as a kid, big fan..You definitely have your heart into this..

     I never knew all the awards he had won til now.. The shoes would look great on my husband, might have to look into that.

     This was an eye catcher for me, You have such great information on michael that I personally didn’t even know about. But

    honestly I wouldn’t buy the shoes for myself but defintely going to look into for my husband.

     Thanks for the info. Best of luck!

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  2. Hello Ahmad, this is one very nice shoe from the Nike brand. The brands have been one that has been very domineering in the aspect of making shoes today in the market and its products are very much durable talking from experience. I love the style the Jordan products and this has a very fine design and color. The touch of gold there just makes it unique. My son would be more than glad to have this shoe.

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  3. Alright, well I stand corrected.  I was just talking about how I wanted some Air Jordan’s for Christmas.  I really like the looks of the Air Jordan 12 Reverse.  Air Jordan’s are usually top quality shoes.  I have had a pair for several years and they are still in descent condition.  Thanks for the article over these!  I’ve been needing a pair!

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  4. Those are some nice shoes! My son is 16 he loves Jordans, I think he would love to have a pair of these, and with the holidays right around the corner this would be a perfect gift! I love that you put the history of the shoes when you give us the reviews, that is so cool! I learn something new every time I read them, I was a big Michael Jordan fan! Thanks again for the great review!

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  5. These look awesome! I love what they have done with the reversal and I love the soles! 
    As far as high tops go these are the one of the best out there. I certainly remember the originals when they came out and will be adding these to my collection when they drop this week!

    Thanks for the update and review on these sweet sneaks!


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  6. My uncle is a huge Jordan fan and he has actually been talking about these shoes for so long. I’m actually torn between sending him this article so he can get all the information he needs, or if I should just go ahead and buy him the shoes. I’m bookmarking this article anyway just in case! 

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  7. Being a great love of sneakers, I always enjoy reading through your articles about Air Jordan, it presents me with some latest information and also latest designs. This is really nice,  Air Jordan 12 is a real beauty and the features are somewhat of immense quality. What I always enjoy most about Air Jordan is the sole, with the kind of materials they use in building their shoes. I’ll get one since for myself soon, thanks.

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  8. This is a nice Jordan that is different. It reminds me of Balenciaga with a tad bit of both Michael Jordan and Michael Jackson twist, I can see myself wearing them. I did not know that it was inspired by the Japanese rising sun, that is so cool. Thanks for the fun fact. They are a nice pair that are very practical and can be worn daily. Might get one for my husband.

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  9. One feature I always envy and also enjoy in Air Jordan sneaker is the ability to look so nature not regarding the ages of the owner. Looking smart is something that should be fully attributed to Air Jordan and this Air Jordan 12 is a boom and I’ll definitely go for one very soon. Whenever I read your articles and I come across the history of Jordan’s career, I’m always perplexed at the kind of achievement he has. It’s nice to read through.

  10. One feature I always envy and also enjoy in Air Jordan sneaker is the ability to look so mature not regarding the age of the owner. Looking smart is something that should be fully attributed to Air Jordan and this Air Jordan 12 is a boom and. Whenever I come across the history of Jordan’s career in your articles, I’m always perplexed at the kind of achievement he has and I’ve learned a lot for him.

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  11. I think this is, in fact, a very good alternative as you have mentioned and more people should really turn to it for the best about out of the classic. The colour is very nice and the price is also moderate. The sneakers is meant to be released today which is very nice. I think i should get some more info on it. Thank you for this!

  12. I do not know that classic but this air jordan seems like a very good sneaker here. I have to say that it is very nice to see that Nike is putting up another cool one. The sole might be a problem fr me though because i feel like shoes with while soles get quickly dirty but it still is a very good pick. I should snatch one up myself.

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