Jordan 13 Retro 2005 Flint

Jordan 13 Retro 2005 Flint



French Blue / University Blue / Flint Grey
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April 19, 2005
Air Jordan 13

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The Retro Flint Colorway Comes to the Jordan 13

Few shoes in the history of sneakers are as iconic as Air Jordans, and few Jordans are as iconic as the 13, which released in 1997. Like all but two of the Air Jordan models worn on court by MJ himself, the 13 was designed by Tinker Hatfield. The AJ 13 represents a close collaboration between the designer and the athlete: Hatfield came to Jordan with an idea, but Jordan offered feedback that would shape the final result.

Jordan 13 History and Design: The Black Cat

After designing ten other iterations of the Air Jordan—one each year starting with the 3—Hatfield needed fresh inspiration for the new model. He found that one day while he watched Michael play—suddenly, it all clicked. Jordan’s grace, power, the audacity of his offense, the way he conserved his energy only to spring at the perfect moment: he looked like a panther. Hatfield got to work right away. When he showed the design to Jordan, the story goes, Hatfield referred to his concept as the “Black Cat” and Jordan was floored – Black Cat was his nickname among his closest friends. And so, the 13 was born.

The Black Cat or panther concept was worked into nearly every aspect of the final product by the time of release. It represented not only a big step forward for the brand aesthetically, but technologically as well. The first Nike shoe ever designed on a computer, it includes a number of high-tech features such as a carbon fiber footplate, a holographic logo, and reflective mesh side panels.

Early sketches called for a strap so that Michael could easily adjust the tightness of the shoe on the fly during a game, but after trying on different prototypes, Jordan nixed the idea. He said that the shoe shouldn’t have anything on it that wasn’t necessary. He wanted simplicity and performance—the result was a streamlined, stylish sneaker that was also the lightest Air Jordan Nike had ever produced.

Jordan 13 Retro Flint 2005

New to the Air Jordan 13 catalog, the Retro Flint colorway made its reappearance in 2005. A quilted French Blue overlay coats the majority of this upper. The white base appears on the toe, the tongue, and the laces. The shoe's signature Flint Grey makes its introduction on the back half of the upper, stretching up to the ankle and down to the midsole and bottom arch. Blue accents appear on the tongue's Jordan Jumpman logo, on the inner sock liner, and on the outsole's bottom Jumpman emblem. The black outsole is stamped with four white color blocks on the toe and another two color blocks on the heel to provide additional traction in the way of a textured tread.

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Good quality
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  • de jiggamanneSeptember 28, 2021

    Love the Flints

    Great purchase.

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