Originally posted on Housakicks
We live in the day of “who has the information first and can quickly publish it“; the sneaker community is no stranger to this phenomenon. Months before official pictures of an upcoming shoe are released, it is very common to see blogs and social media outlets bombard us with early footage of the product. Well I’m being a hypocrite because that is exactly what i’m doing as well- that’s the way it is. Scheduled for an official release on January 21 of 2017 is the Air Jordan 13 Retro Black Cat.
The shoe was inspired by a black panther and is totally covered in black, even the midsole. The toe box, the heel counter, the tongue and its extension as well as the bottom part of the medial and lateral sides all feature a premium suede leather. 3M reflective details will hit the upper part of the shoe and part of the laces too.
Similar to the Air Jordan 13 Altitude, the black cat 13 will feature the classic leopard eye near the heel. A jumpman will occupy the outside of the tongue and the insoles will bear the head of a” cat” as a nod to the black panther. This is definitely a must have not only for the look-the 13’s are probably one of the most comfortable shoes in the Jordan Retro line- they protect and cushion the foot very well and are relatively light.
JB decided to bring back the 1997 OG box with these Air Jordan 13 Retro Black Cat; they will be available for purchase from all authorized Nike/Jordan Brand stockists-stay tuned for further release updates and enjoy the footage below.