The Air Jordan XII was released in 1996 and designed by Tinker Hatfield. This shoe featured a faux-lizard skin with a carbon fiber shank plate, and is known to be one of the most durable Air Jordans. This shoe is most famously known for "the flu" game in which Jordan scored 38 points to win game 5. Jordan won his 5th Championship the next game. Jordan Brand released many inspirational commercials for this shoe.