Who should buy the Air Jordan 13 Retro Low
The Jordan XIII’s entire concept is based on Tinker Hatfield’s epiphany as he watched the legendary Michael Jordan playing like a feline - “powerful, instinctive and predatory.” Hatfield took the concept of the “Black Cat” and transformed it into the Air Jordan 13. You should have this pair because:
- You're a feline lover and Michael Jordan superfan.
- You'd want to don a legendary and classic model, that you can actually play in, and not only wear casually.
Air Jordan 13 Retro Low's midsole technologies
The shoe has a full-length Phylon midsole that encapsulates two Zoom Air units, one at the forefoot and another at the heel.
Both units offer bouncy responsiveness and protection from impact upon landing. Comfort is brought to another level by the Ortholite sock liner.
Outstanding outsole setup
A classic herringbone pattern is featured on the Jordan 13 Retro Low’s outsole. The pattern, however, is segmented into pods.
The design of the outsole and midsole is inspired by a panther’s paw, and at the same time, is also made to take the shape of the user’s foot. The flex grooves on the outsole allow more natural flexibility.
Secure stable lockdown
The Jordan 13 Low’s tight fit will improve after breaking it in as the shoe will then conform to the foot, resulting in a much more secure lockdown. The shoe also has a carbon flight plate that adds stability when the laces are tightened.
Air Jordan 13 Retro's solid construction
The shoe’s upper material varies depending on the colorway; some colorways feature suede while some have textile that is weaved with a reflective 3M strand. However, the most popular colorway has an upper that is made of polyurethane-coated split grain leather. The shoe’s toe box is made of a synthetic leather material that doesn’t crease easily, maintaining the shoe’s look.
A carbon fiber flight plate is found in the midfoot of the Phylon midsole, while two Zoom Air units provide low-profile cushioning. The shoe is upped in terms of its ability to provide comfort by its Ortholite sock liner.
Elegant and stylish Air Jordan 13 Retro Low
Inspired by the “Black Cat” alter ego of Michael Jordan, the Jordan 13 Low’s silhouette looks classy with its leather upper material. The leather’s texture gives it its primal, beast-like qualities. The colorways that use reflective 3M threads on its upper mimic the reflective qualities of feline fur.
The outsole features a holographic eye with a Jumpman logo inside. This detail represents a panther’s eye. Two other Jumpmans can be found on the upper: a metallic one is on the heel and a stitched one is on the tongue.