In 2009, at the World Basketball Festival in Chicago, the Air Jordan History of Flight collection was unveiled to celebrate the line's 25th anniversary. Each sneaker in that collection appeared in white, sporting red details and black laces – a tribute to the city where MJ grew his legend. They've remained behind glass ever since. Now, nearly a decade later, the Air Jordan XIII's display case opens for the very first time, commemorating the shoe's 20th anniversary.
The Air Jordan 13 is MJ’s thirteenth signature basketball shoe. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, it was inspired by a black cat/black panther. The outsole represents the massive paw of a black cat, while the round jewel on the heel represents the eyes.
The Air Jordan 13 History Of Flight comes with a White tumbled leather upper offset by the Red hits noted on the sole unit, lining and branding. Black laces, the traditional hologram on the lateral side of the ankle, the White midsole and the Metallic Silver Jumpman on the tongue round out the main features on the shoe. This is the same colour scheme used on all the other retros from the History of Flight series but this is the first time one of those models releases to the public.