The Air Jordan 13, a legendary sneaker
If you know the brand of sneakers Air Jordan, you already know that this brand has based its entire identity on basketball and in particular, its most iconic figure, Michael Jordan. And one of his creations, the Air Jordan 13, has become emblematic .
Like many of the Jordan and Nike the Jordan 13 was designed by American designer Tinker Hatfield. The first pair of Jordan released in 1997, with a black upper and red midsole, was directly inspired by Michael Jordan himself.
An American basketball legend deserves a legendary sneaker that makes a lasting impression. Hatfield was therefore inspired by the game of this player on the floor during NBA games.
During the 1997-1998 season, Jordan was known for his strength and his stealthy game, capable of tormenting and destabilizing his opponents. His unmatched talents will be nicknamed "Black Cat", because he knew how to thwart every maneuver of the opposing team like no other, with, moreover, a remarkable skill that only he had the secret.
The American designer drew his inspiration directly from this nickname to create this pair of sneakers. His first idea was to bring out the predator's instinct in the shoe while channeling the power of the panther.
From this design was born the famous Nike Air Jordan 13.
A pair of sneakers full of innovations
In terms of appearance, its iconic design also takes the characteristic features of the fawn. This particularity is specifically noticed in the singular sole of this sneaker, imitating the paws of a panther.
In addition,the AJ13 is known to be a sneaker with several technological innovations, impressive for the time it was released. The Air Jordan XIII features a carbon fiber plate for lightness as well as a Zoom Air unit under the sole to allow MJ, at the time, to maintain his feline agility.
Added tothis is an original holographic eye at the rear sides, and a unique sole design as wavy, referring to a panther, as mentioned above.
While many of the Air Jordan collections that exist today have similarities, the Jordan 13 is unlike any other! The Jordan 5 and the Jordan 6 share many details in common, but the 13 has become an iconic pair of sneakers because of its unique look.
One of the most famous sneakers of the Air Jordan
Air Jordan made its mark on the sneaker world with the release of this sneaker, which remains a classic today. In 1997, as well as today, in 2023, the AJ 13 remains a favorite among sneakerheads and basketball players alike.
Since its initial release, the Jordan XIII has seen a dozen versions, each as different as the next in terms of color and shape. It has even been redesigned in 2015 and 2017 for another ball sport: Football or soccer in the United States!
Declined in high and low versions, which can please both male sneaker fans and female sneaker addicts, the shoe and its multiple models released from 2004 are defined today as retro versions of the original .
Also to know that what played considerably on its success was the appearance of the 2013 version of the Jordan 13, nicknamed "Black Toe", in the film by Spike Lee, He Got Game. And not the least, it was worn in the film by Jake Shuttlesworth, played by the great Denzel Washington.
Although the OG model of this sneaker is now a reference, the Air Jordan 13 Retroeditions have still been able to find their audience, have each met a great success at their release and have helped to raise this pair of sneakers to the rank of essential shoe of the Air Jordan line.
We can mention the Jordan 13 Retro which revisits the first AJ13: the Air Jordan 13 Retro Playoffs; or the Air Jordan 13 Retro University Blue, emblematic color of the brand with the Jumpman, available on our Limited Resell website.
The brand that has definitely not said its last word also plans to release three new limited edition models in 2023.