Concept Lab // Air Jordan 12 “Kill Bill”
In the lead-up to Quentin Tarantino’s next big-screen endeavor, Once Upon a Time . . . In Hollywood, I’ve been on a bit of a binge including Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and of course Kill Bill.
So there’s no doubt as to where this inspiration for today’s concept has come from. It is in fact based off Uma Thurman’s character Beatrix’s bodysuit, which is of course inspired by Bruce Lee’s now infamous bodysuit he donned in his last — and unfinished — film, Game of Death.
If you are a fan of Kobe, you’ll also know this colorway as the Bruce Lee. But you may not get the Kill Bill connection too, with Uma Thurman’s character Beatrix in the film having the nickname “Black Mamba” – thus completing the full-circle of inspiration.
In any sense, this color combination looks too damn good and we think it needs to happen on a handful of sneakers — like this Air Jordan 12.
Air Jordan 12 “Kill Bill”
From the HOUSE OF HEAT Concept Lab