The Air Jordan 13 Receives Some Royal TreatmentRelease: 19 December 2020
The Air Jordan 13 is set to receive some royal treatment, with official images emerging of the badass baller in a brooding ‘Hyper Royal’ colour scheme. After a sneak peek back in September when Jordan Brand announced their Holiday lineup for this year, these pics give us a much closer look at the colourway, which leverages the lethal one-two punch combination of ‘black’ and ‘Hyper Royal’.
The Air Jordan 13 has enjoyed a resurgence in cultural relevance in 2020, sparked by the runaway success of ESPN’s The Last Dance which transfixed audiences across the globe earlier this year. The feline-inspired silhouette was on Michael Jordan’s feet throughout the 1997/98 NBA season, proving that 13 isn’t an unlucky number of everyone.
Tinker Hatfield modelled the AJ13 on a black panther, finessing a unique outsole pattern based on the shape of a paw, and dressing the ankle with a holographic jewel, mimicking a cat’s eye. It was a divergent design, and unlike anything the Jordan line had seen before at that time.
Pairs of the Air Jordan 13 ‘Hyper Royal’ will hit stores on December 19, so make sure you’re ready to snap up this two-toned baller.
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