The Air Jordan 13 “Black Cat” Is Inspired By Michael Jordan’s Famous Nickname

Throughout his life and career as a basketball athlete, Michael Jordan has had a variety of different nicknames. Back when he was growing up, he was nicknamed “Magic Jordan” after Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. of the Los Angeles Lakers. Back in 1992, he was interviewed by Playboy and he revealed that he greatly idolized “Magic”Johnson during his childhood. Even MJ’s 1976 Grand Prix at the time had a license plate that read “Magic Jordan.” Of course, this is not his most popular nickname. The nickname that he most popularly became known as on the court is the same given to the Air Jordan 13 iteration featured here

Air Jordan 13 “Black Cat”-2As back as Michael Jordan’s childhood, there were many other children who used to call him the “Black Cat” Back when the Air Jordan 13 was being designed, Tinker Hatfield did not even have a clue that “Black Cat” was one of Michael Jordan’s nickname. Somewhat unknowingly, Tinker had wound up designing the Air Jordan 13 model with inspiration drawn from a black panther. Back on April 13th, 2006, Jordan Brand even dropped a “Black Cat” colorway of the Air Jordan 4. Considering that the Air Jordan 13 design was inspired by a black panther, it is about time that it is arriving in a “Black Cat” iteration.

Courtesy of, sneakerheads can now get an even more detailed look at the Air Jordan 13 “Black Cat” than what was offered by its previous photos. Of course, the sneaker still remains the same, with nubuck uppers and side panel overlays made of mesh material, all of which are dressed up in Black with 3M reflective accents. 3M reflective effect can also be spotted over the sneaker’s Black- and White-colored laces, while completing the “Black Cat” look is the model’s signature circular hologram branding symbolizing a panther’s eyes.

Air Jordan 13 “Black Cat”-3Thus, this sneaker is one of the more highly anticipated and awaited releases among January’s Air Jordan releases 2017. The Air Jordan 13 “Black Cat” is scheduled to begin hitting the shelves on January 21st and sneakerheads will be able to add a pair to their collection by spending $190.

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Release Date: January 21st, 2017
414571-011 | $190

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