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2. Air Jordan 12 “Rising Sun”

It might be past Labor Day, but any time is a good time to rock a pair of Air Jordan 12s, especially one that honors a country that is known for being huge fans of the brand. This particular 12 was released amid some controversy because the original insoles were inspired by the Japanese “Rising Sun” flag, which caused some Asian retailers to balk at carrying them due to their imperialistic tone. New insoles were put in place and that may have stunted the sneaker’s momentum as they sat in stores longer than expected.

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