Kickin it old skool with the Jordan 13 “Flint”
- by Nick Demaria
- Release date: May 30th, 2020 10am Est
The Jordan Brand has lined up a lot of heat for sneakerheads in 2020. The Air Jordan 13 “Flint” is no exception when it comes to hype retro releases.
Described and hailed by many in the industry as a real “true to original” sneaker. Consisting of many of the same features we know and love from the previous flint release. Featuring a 3M reflective mesh and flint grey midsole that resembles the pair that first released back in 1998. Additionally, there are French Blue and University Blue tones throughout that create a very nostalgic look. The emblem found right across the heel pops out in its green color. Topped off by the iconic holographic eye that serves as a display for both the “23” and the “Jumpman” branding.
The Air Jordan 13 “Flint” is set to release on May 30 with a retail price of $190.
The Air Jordan 13 “Flint” has been released three times before with the first one taking place in 1998. Then, the second iteration was released in 2005 and the third came five years later in 2010. It has taken a decade for the Air Jordan 13 “Flint” to make an appearance again.
The Air Jordan 13 holds a prized place in the roster of Michael Jordan’s signature shoes for many reasons. The shoe has regained some of its luster with its regular appearance on the ESPN/Netflix series called “The Last Dance.”
The Design History
Designed by the sneaker legend — Tinker Hatfield — the Air Jordan 13 finally came to be after many years of inspiration, yearning and eventual execution. Once Tinker was finally able to compile all of his creative brainstorming, the result was a shoe that was just as unique as it was effective both on the hardcourt and off of it.
Tinker often associated Jordan’s moves on the floor to that of a cat. This was a notion backed by many of Jordan’s closest friends who likened him to that of a black cat. The shoe was released back in 1998 in five mid colors and two low colorways. The shoe also had a panther’s eye hologram on the upper, and the lower part of the shoe was designed to mimic that of a panther’s paw. Jordan graced opponent’s arenas donning the black colorways while wearing the white ones when playing at the United Center.
Aside from its cat-like design, the Jordan 13 is touted by many to be one of the most comfortable shoes in the Jordan line, mainly because of the presence of a Phylon midsole and forefoot Zoom Air in the heel.
Jordan also achieved history wearing the Air Jordan 13 as it was in these that he shattered the NBA record of one Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most double-digit scoring games in a row with 788.
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