Released in 1997, the Air Jordan XIII was all about the Panther-ness outsole (referring to MJ as his alias the Black Cat) and the green cat-eyed hologram logo, the detailing of these are still awesome some 21 years later.
What makes this colorway stand out for us older heads is the feature in the best hoops movie (of all time?) He Got Game released in 1998.
The famous scene where Jake Shuttlesworth (Denzel) get’s out of prison to recruit his son Jesus (Ray Allen) to commit to the prison wards alma matter and pops win to get some fresh soles, and pick up these XIII’s
Now finally back in full retro mode, the premium upper is as sweet as Jesus game. The late 90’s-feel is on point and looks better for every wear.
And yeah, His Airness wore these badboys too…