Black Cat Sneaks Up on Air Jordan XIII

The Air Jordan XIII Black Cat arrives on January 21 with serious anticipation from Jordan fans. The streamlined Air Jordan XIII Retro of 2017 is quick to find its way into your wardrobe at $190. You’ll want to dig your claws into this one.

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Stats

Air Jordan XIII Retro Black Cat

Release Date: January 21, 2017

Retail: $190

Colors: Black/Anthracite/Black

Features: Premium leather, mesh, and suede; reflective lacing and details

 

 

Sneaking Up on the Big Cat

Tinker Hatfield did it again in 1998, and this time, it was designing a sneaker with the same attributes as its namesake. Michael Jordan has a long list of fan-favorite qualities, but Hatfield chose the two that stand out most: the agility, and the ego.

“The Air Jordan XIII embodied His Airness’ slick, black cat alter ego.” – Nike.com

The stealthy features with whip smart lines celebrate Jumpman’s agility and ego– a deadly mix on the court. Now in a panther-inspired colorway, the Air Jordan XIII Retro Black Cat  stands to become the deadliest catch of 2017 Jordans.

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Stealth and Wealth

Black Cat rocks a panther-inspired colorway that all big cats can appreciate. Like a panther, the black-on-black design blends in smoothly with its surroundings, but that all changes when light hits the surface. The reflective laces and upper come out to play, giving the Air Jordan XIII new dimension and definition. Just like Michael Jordan, Black Cat likes the big lights.

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Black Cat Grip

The out sole of Black Cat is one of the most recognizable features of this Jordan. The panther colorway transforms the sneaker into the ultimate big cat. Thick black treads with slick shiny detail emulate the paws of a panther, most notably its big knuckles and talon-like nails.

The grip is of course, uniquely that of Jumpman’s, in so many definitions of the word. Few players could pry the ball from hands of Michael Jordan, all while his gripping performances lit up the courtside audience. Jordan also had a special way of gripping the floor, where each move was an intentional step toward shattering the backboard. Ego was the pull, and agility, the grip.

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Green-eyed Monster

The characteristic Jumpman of the Air Jordan XIII takes on new life in Black Cat. The iridescent, marbled lime green bubble is one of the best stand-alone presentations of the Jumpman logo. Now on the Air Jordan XIII Retro Black Cat, it serves as the eye-popping Jumpman against a pure black backdrop.

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It mirrors the piercing eyes of a panther, and of course, the game face glare of Michael Jordan. All points considered, Black Cat is sure to become the green-eyed monster of the season.

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Jump On It

Act fast, preferably with cat-like reflexes, to snag the Air Jordan XIII Retro Black Cat on January 21. The hot drop of this January arrives on Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at select Jordan retailers. Be sure to be at the front of the line, because Black Cat will vanish before you know it.

 

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