The ‘He Got Game’ Air Jordan 13 released August 2018. After an inaugural launch in 1997, it was featured as a part of retro ‘countdown’ pack in 2004. With an array of colorways that included Flint, Playoff, Ray Allen PR, and Black and White with True Red. Before the AJ 13 would reintroduce again in 2013.
Its unprecedented craftwork revved up the Air Jordan’s agility, while paring down its outsole, midsole to create its high-performance. The sneaker’s original designer, Tinker Hatfield was unafraid to take each Air Jordan to the next level with a dynamic athleticism every owner would notice the instant they wore the shoe.
Jordan Brand’s Air Jordan 13 sports a quilted leather that’s tumbled to cross the uppers in White, and its suede toe box and midsole in Black. While the irrepressible Hatfield design features with the Jumpman silhouette of “Air” Mike J on the outsole.
The Air Jordan 13 He Got Game was the first shoe released under the Jordan Brand by its six-time NBA champion (1991-93, 1996-98), and founder, Michael Jordan. It was also a defining moment for the 14-time All-Star and All-Star MVP’s (1988, ’96, ’98) athlete. While it would lay the foundation for the history of the Air Jordans that might never have existed. Were it not for Jordan’s father who was able to convince the twice Olympian and two-time Gold Medalist (1984, 1992) that a team up with Nike was the savvy choice for Jordan’s up and coming Brand.
It was “Air Jordan’s” fans—the athletes and the sneakerheads—that would prove Michael was a visionary champion. The Air Jordan 13 He Got Game was touted as the “lightest” shoe delivering on-court and off-street performance. To the point of the sneakers not only receiving a high acclaim but also a permanence in American culture. As the AJ 13 was featured also in the 1998 movie, “He Got Game”, May 1, 1998, eight months after the sports shoes’ release.
“He Got Game” followed the life of character Jake Shuttleworth (played Academy Award winner, Denzel Washington) who holds a pair of the Air Jordan XIIIs. In a pivotal scene that depicted the effect of being in the presence of a symbol of greatness. The sneakers’ inclusion gave a homage to Michael Jordan, who was acknowledged by the NBA as the one of the “Greatest Players of All Time”.
The Air Jordan He Got Game retails at $190 with the kicks’ ‘holographic’ signature logo, tongue, and outsole in True Red, released August 4th, 2018.
Air Jordan 13 Retro “He Got Game”
Release Date: 08/25/18
Color: White/Black/True Red
Style #: 414571-104