Air Jordan 13 Release Date
The 1997–1998 season was the last one that Michael Jordan played as a part of the Bulls, and that was when Jordan Brand released Jordan 13. Jordan 13 featured a mastermind design, the credit for which goes to Tinker Hatfield. A considerable number of Jordan shoe fans consider the Air Jordan 13 as the best design model by Jordan Brand.
For the first and only time, a hologram was featured on Jordan 13 to mimic a Panther’s eye. Tinker Hatfield got inspired from the paws of a Panther to design the outsole, since Michael Jordan himself was frequently referred to as “Black Cat” by his fellow NBA players. In fact, the inspiration for the rest of the pair’s design also came from the Black Panther, which is why the shoes were so lightweight and responsive. A carbon-fiber spring plate and a sleek Zoom Air was also featured by the pair.
All the previous Jordan shoes had been made in Taiwan, but Jordan 12 was the very first made-in-China pair, and consequently, many copies of the pair began to appear. Some very ugly colorways of fake Air Jordan 13s began to spread. Nonetheless, Jordan Brand did not stop there and released 2 Retro colorways of the Jordan 13, including the Black/Red colorway on December 22nd.
Although there is no news of about any new Jordan 13 releases for 2014, but a player exclusive Dwyane Wade PEs colorway was unveiled around 3 months ago.