September 10, 2015 BY Yale Schalk / 0
Our latest Daily Jordan clocks back to 1998 with the road sneaker Michael Jordan wore throughout the ’98 playoffs – Air Jordan 13 in Black/Varsity Red. Perhaps more than the other three original 13s, the Bred colorway electrified Tinker Hatfield‘s cat design inspiration. Jordan’s nickname among many NBA players was “Black Cat” because he played the game in a calculated and attacking manner, so Hatfield played up the imagery – wrapping suede over the paw pad-like tooling, and adorning the upper with dimples like those anchoring a cat’s whiskers and circle holograms representing cat eyes.
Bred 13s retroed for the first time in 2004 true to the ’98 version with reflective paneling behind the mesh, then returned in 2013 without it to the chagrin of many a Jordan fan. Time to bring these back in their original glory? Let us know in the comments, and find this pair, and other original and retro editions, now on eBay.
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