This Air Jordan 13 “Hyper Royal” draws from two legendary members of the Jordan Brand family. The shoe emulates the Player Exclusive colorway made for Quentin Richardson and Marvin Harrison.
This particular color scheme is actually reflective of Quentin Richardson’s Air Jordan 13 “Magic” PE which debuted on the court years ago.
The sneaker boasts black tumbled leather toes and the signature 3M reflective quilted mesh uppers. The highlight Hyper Royal hue adorns its suede mudguard and heel area, while a black rubber sole tops off the design.
Elsewhere on these kicks, save for the traditional green holographic badge, the uppers see through to stark black padded fabrications, while down below the outsoles communicate a two-toned yin-and-yang theme.
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.