Air Jordan 13
The Air Jordan 13 is Michael Jordan’s thirteenth signature basketball shoe with Brand Jordan. Originally released in 1997 during “The Last Dance,” the Air Jordan 13 was designed by legendary NIKE, Inc. architect Tinker Hatfield.
Inspired by Jordan's infamous “Black Cat” nickname, the Air Jordan 13 features a holographic jewel at the heel and outsole resembling a panther eye and paw, respectively. Other notable design details include dimpled midfoot overlays, a carbon fiber plate, and Zoom Air cushioning. The original Air Jordan 13 boasts a “White/True Red/Black” colorway widely known as the “He Got Game” for its appearance in Spike Lee's 1998 film of the same name. Other original pairs – four other “Mids” and two “Lows” – deliver a mix of Chicago Bulls-friendly and lifestyle-oriented color schemes including “Flint,” “Chutney,” and “Carolina Blue.”
The Air Jordan 13 experienced its first retro run between 2004 and 2005. Two of the more popular releases during this time period were “Altitude Green” and “Grey Toe” pairs. The fan-favorite Air Jordan 13 “Flint” was also reissued in 2005 (and again in 2010 and 2020).
In 2020, the Air Jordan 13 will be a major focal point as several original colorways and new concepts have been confirmed to release throughout the year, alongside a handful of non-original Air Jordan 13 Low retros. In 2010, the silhouette joined the ultra-premium Bin 23 Collection, a series of Air Jordan models reworked with exquisite attention to detail and sophistication. Subsequent years saw the Air Jordan 13 join the Doernbecher program and appear emerge in impressive Player Exclusive (PE) arrangements.
While overshadowed by several earlier members of the Air Jordan series, the Air Jordan 13 celebrates 23 years on the market in 2020. As such, the model has emerged in a special makeup for Chinese New Year, an Easter-friendly “Aurora Green,” and even an unofficial “Reverse He Got Game” outfit.
Pricing for the Air Jordan 13 usually is:
$190 (Adult), $150 (Grade School), $80 (Pre-School), and $60 (Toddler).