A new edition of the Jordan 12 is hitting the sneaker world on December 3rd, and this time it’s a new rendition of a prior version of the Jordan 12. The Jordan 12 ‘Black Taxi’ is aptly named, as it’s a much darker form of the already popular Jordan 12 ‘Royalty Taxi’. We dive into the new Air Jordan 12 Retro ‘Black Taxi’ and analyze how it could perform on the resell market.

Image of Michael Jordan wearing the 'Playoff' version of the Jordan 12 via Sole Collector.
Image of Michael Jordan wearing the ‘Playoff’ version of the Jordan 12 via Sole Collector.

Before we take a closer look at the ‘Black Taxi’ we are first going to analyze the pair that it draws most of its inspiration from, the Air Jordan 12 ‘Royalty Taxi’ below:

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Jordan 12 Retro ‘Royalty Taxi’

  • Retail Price: $190
  • Average Resell Price: $246
  • Colorway: White, Black, Metallic Gold
  • Release Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
  • Style Code: CT8013-170
Official image of the Jordan 12 Retro 'Royalty Taxi' via GOAT.
Official image of the Jordan 12 Retro ‘Royalty Taxi’ via GOAT.

Drawing a strong resemblance to the original Air Jordan 12 ‘Taxi’, the Air Jordan 12 ‘Royalty Taxi‘ elevates the classic design with minor alterations in its detailing.

These Jordan sneakers feature a white tumbled leather upper with a black toe wrap and gold hook eyelets. A new feature is on the toe wrap, where a gold plaque is prominent on the lateral side. From there, a woven heel tag and matching sole complete the design.

The Royalty Taxi’s retail is $10 less than the ‘Black Taxi’, but we don’t expect that to impact the resell all that much. Currently, the ‘Royalty Taxi’ is reselling for $246, so profit is definitely possible.

Air Jordan 12 Retro ‘Black Taxi’

  • Retail Price: $200
  • Sneaker Flippers Estimated Resell Price: $250
  • Colorway: Black, Metallic Gold
  • Release Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022 (potentially pushed to December 3, 2022)
  • Style Code: CT8013-071
Official image of the Air Jordan 12 Retro 'Black Taxi'  via GOAT.
Official image of the Air Jordan 12 Retro ‘Black Taxi’ via GOAT.

The Air Jordan 12 Retro ‘Black Taxi’ delivers a stealthy colorway of Michael Jordan’s championship silhouette.

The upper is crafted from black leather, accented with tonal stitched detailing, and lizard-textured mudguards in a black material. The simple design is disrupted by contrasting yellow accents, including molded eyelets, a small midfoot overlay, and embroidered Jumpman branding on the tongue.

A matching black “Phylon” midsole packs full-length Zoom Air cushioning for improved responsiveness.

The sneaker will retail for $200, and early resell signs are positive. Pairs are currently hovering around $260-$280, which are really great numbers in terms of Jordan 12 resell.

Where to Buy for Resell

We believe this pair will be resold for around $250.

If you are not able to purchase for retail, definitely check out two of the most trusted reselling sources in the game:

  • GOAT: An online app where sellers can list their sneakers for market prices, and buyers can either place bids or accept the seller’s price. Sellers ship their pairs to the GOAT warehouse, where they are authenticated and shipped to the buyers.
  • Flight Club: Both a website and physical store(s) where sellers can give their shoes in to be sold in consignment, where Flight Club will take a percentage off of the sale.

Conclusion

With a retail price of $200 and an estimated resell price of $250, you should be able to profit with every pair, especially if you sell through sites like GOAT and Flight Club, where people are willing to pay a little more.

If you want to learn how to possibly purchase sneakers like this and start making profits, check out our Hypemaster Playbook for all the information and video lessons you need!


Frequently Asked Questions

Can you play basketball in Jordan 12s?

It is a legit hoop shoe and is one of the most playable models out of the retro Air Jordan collection, thanks to its well-cushioned platform and reliable on-court grip. The Air Jordan 12 Retro features a full-length Zoom Air bag that offers lightweight cushioning.

What year did the Jordan 12s come out?

The Air Jordan 12 is the twelfth Air Jordan signature shoe designed for Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan. It debuted in 1996 and was released throughout the 1996-1997 NBA season. The sneakers originally retailed for $135 and were designed by Tinker Hatfield.

What inspired the Jordan 12 sneaker?

The Air Jordan 12 got its inspiration from two sources: The Japanese flag and a women’s shoe design from the 19th century (named “Nisshoki”). From the Japanese Rising Sun flag, it borrowed the sun rays and put on the Air Jordan 12.

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Ben Atkinson

Ben has been reselling for over 6 years. Even though he is very experienced, he is still looking for that next level in the reselling game. His favorite sneaker is the Jordan 1 'Chicago'

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