2016 is shaping up to be a big year for the Jordan XII. Thanks to the the release of new "Master", the upcoming "Flu Games" - those of us with smaller feet got a treat with the "Melo" colourway. Released as a tribute to Melo's days with the Denver Nuggets the shoes feature an all white upper with university blue and gold details.
Originally I was planning to do a shoot at Coney Island inspired by one of my favourite movies, He Got Game. However, thanks to weather, time and a general lack of time and wardrobe (I've been on the road for three weeks) - I figured I'd keep it low-key. I was lucky to get a pair of these direct from Jordan two weeks before the release. I've been pining for a pair since they showed up on the sneaker e-streets months ago. I'm a big fan of the colourway for summer as the bright white is set off nicely by the classic baby blue and touch of gold. Personally, I love the curve of the XIIs mixed with more shapely silhouettes like body hugging skirts and dresses and meatier calves. These are going to be in heavy rotation for me this summer, however it'll be a struggle to keep them clean in the city. Did you pick up a pair and how would you style them? Let me know!
Full outfit details
Jacket: Theory by Olivier Theyskens
Shirt: Aritzia dress cut into top
Skirt: ALC LTD @ Blue and Cream
Sneakers: Jordan Brand XII "Melo" GS courtesy of Jordan Brand/Taylor Strategy
Sunglasses: Celine at Native Ken NY
Nails: Kim Nails Salon Toronto
Photography: Roger Messi
Shot on location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn