This next installment of the Jordan Brand Cap and Gown collection has the Air Jordan 13 dressed in a Black motif from top to bottom.
Much like its AJ11 predecessor from last year, this AJ13 boasts a bit more of a premium build that normal, combining its aforementioned patent hit with suede on its upper as well as a shimmering synthetic fabric on its instep, while the rest of the shoe is covered in suede, and entirely in black.
Finally, the holographic logo we’re used to seeing on the heel is blacked out on this release and comes detailed with “23” and the Jumpman logo in between to finish it off.
What year is Air Jordan 13?
The Air Jordan 13 is Michael Jordan’s thirteenth signature basketball shoe with NIKE, Inc. Originally released in 1997 during “The Last Dance,” the sneaker was designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield.
the Air Jordan 13 draws inspiration from a black panther, which is reminiscent of MJ’s game. The outsole represents a panther’s paw while the hologram on the ankle represents their eyes.
Air Jordan Retro 13 features:
Design inspired by the speed and power of a panther, featuring a “cat eye” holographic Jumpman logo on the upper and paw-like outsole. Hidden speed-lacing system. Padded collar for plush feel. Phylon™ midsole with heel and forefoot Zoom Air™ units for lightweight and responsive cushioning.
The Air Jordan 13 is the last shoe MJ wore for a complete season with the Chicago Bulls. He would wear the 14 briefly in the NBA Finals and would later return to play for the Washington Wizards, but the 13 was the last shoe he would lace up for a season with the Bulls. In many ways, the 13 represents the end of an era.