The Air Jordan 13 ‘Obsidian’ Is Ready to Pounce at JD SportsRelease: 24 September 2021
After first hitting news feeds back in June this year, the Air Jordan 13 ‘Obsidian’ is preparing to touch down at JD Sports. A super clean rendition, this release has had Jumpman fans from all over the world clamouring to get their hands on the model that features more than one reference to a prowling panther.
Wearing a clean white leather upper, the ‘Obsidian’ scheme gets its name from the contrasting shade that provides a base for the shoe, before ‘Dark Powder Blue’ lands on the outsole and tongue branding for a final splash of colour.
As for those panther-inspired design cues, legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield modelled the Air Jordan 13’s distinctive outsole pattern on the shape of the big cat’s paw – a neat little homage to Michael Jordan’s intimidating nickname of the ‘Black Cat’. MJ got that moniker thanks to the way he stalked his prey on the basketball court, moving smoothly and gracefully before striking at just the right time. In addition to the feline-inspired outsole shape, the AJ13 also boasts a holographic jewel insert on the lateral heel of each shoe, mimicking the mesmerising swirl of a cat’s eye.
If you want to add some killer instinct to your sneaker rotation, be ready when pairs of the Air Jordan 13 ‘Obsidian’ hit ,JD Sports on September 24.