Get ready for the big game in this confetti-lined Air Jordan 12 Retro Low SE
Do you believe in fate?
If you do, it won’t be the biggest stretch to think that either the NFL has the fix in, or a designer at Jordan Brand spoke half of the Super Bowl LV attendees into existence.
On Feb. 12, the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs will be on the hunt for back-to-back titles when they take on the Buccaneers on their home field in Tampa Bay.
The Bucs are the only team in NFL history to ever qualify for the big dance in their home stadium, and they’re doing so in their first season with veteran quarterback Tom Brady under center.
Of course, it’s all just happy coincidence. Raymond James Stadium was selected to host this year’s championship game back in May 2017, long before Brady packed up and moved to Florida like so many older folks do.
But what does a Jordan Brand designer have to do with anything?
Well you see, this year’s Jumpman release commemorating the Super Bowl just happens to feature the numbers “813” embroidered on the inside of the heel tabs, which come in Bucs colors. The number happens to be the area code for the city of Tampa.
So as much fun as it is to theorize about a sneaker designer predicting one of the Super Bowl participants months out from the actual game, the simplest explanation — that it’s a nod to the host city — is definitely the correct one.
The sneaker in question, the Air Jordan 12 Retro Low SE ‘Black and Metallic Gold,’ is a celebration in its own right.
It brings big ‘Flu Game’ vibes to the silhouette in a rarely seen low-cut model, hot on the heels of the Air Jordan 12 Retro ‘Varsity Red’ that dropped late last year in reverse colors.
With Varsity Red wrapping the mudguards and outsoles and a Black upper adorned with gold highlights, these will turn heads wherever you wear them.
The real eye-catching detail though is the sockliner, which carries a design reminiscent of the confetti that falls on the winning team.
You can cop your own trophy pair when the Air Jordan 12 Retro Low SE ‘Black and Metallic Gold’ drops in limited quantities in Men’s and Grade School sizing at finishline.com on 2/6.