Originally posted on Housakicks
I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for a pair of Jordan Retro; I’m usually very critical of Jordan Brand for the ridiculous colorways they have dropped but this upcoming Air Jordan 13 Olive is a “must have”. There is a certain depth to this colorway that words can not express. Looking at the first picture directly took me back to the golden era of the retros, a time where there is a deep emotional connection with the shoes. And that’s exactly how I feel about the Air jordan 13 olive. As much as I dislike the price point, I think I’ll have to suck it up and just buy the shoes.
Dressed in the black and olive, the shoes feature a mixture of full grain leather on the toe box, a plush fabric on the panel overlays and suede leather on the mudguard. The 13’s were built primarily for performance; Tinker Hatfield equated MJ’s ability to strip the ball from his opponent and score at will to that of a panther-ironically Michael Jordan was already nicknamed the ” Black Cat” by his close friends. JB logos only appear on the outside of the tongue( Jumpman) and the heel panel ( iconic leopard eye).
They are equipped with zoom units at the heel and forefoot encapsulated in a phylon midsole for impact protection. The only air flow you get from the 13 is through the perforations on the extension of the tongue. Other features include a durable rubber outsole with herringbone threads for smooth transitions on the court.
Air Jordan 13 Olive
Black/ Olive True Red, $190, January 2018