Arguably, the biggest Air Jordan 6 release of 2016 was the “Black Cat” iteration that Jordan Brand dropped on the last day of the previous year, i.e. December 31st. However, it is not the only colorway dubbed “Black Cat” that Jordan Brand has whipped up in recent times. January’s Air Jordan releases 2017 included the Air Jordan 13 “Black Cat,” which makes even more sense considering that the silhouette itself was modeled after a black panther. Hence, it was dressed up entirely in sleek Black. However, the Air Jordan 13 colorway featured here that will soon arrive at retailers is an OG one that has two different nicknames.
Recently, Jordan Brand also dropped a brand new GS-exclusive colorway of the Air Jordan 13. This particular one was the Air Jordan 13 GS “Hyper Pink,” which also made its retail debut in January 2017. It resembles the Air Jordan 6 GS “Hyper Pink,” with its sleek Black-colored leather uppers that have a 3M reflective finishing on top, which has been designed to become visible only in the dark. The only trace of Hyper Pink that can be seen over the uppers is over the tongue branding, but the a large quantity of the hue can also be spotted underneath this sneaker’s Black- and White-colored soles.
All the avid sneakerheads reading this post will be aware that the Air Jordan 13 colorway featured here is either referred to as the “Chicago” or the “True Red.” Both of those nicknames make perfect sense considering that it was inspired by the Chicago Bulls and its uppers do indeed sport the True Red hue. This originally colorway of the Air Jordan 13 last hit the shelves back in 2010. Like the OG version, this year’s version also appears to be featured clean White-colored tumbled leather uppers, while its ankle areas and midsoles have been topped with True Red-colored suede overlays. Finally, its all-Black outsoles and signature holographic branding add the finish touches.
This sneaker will once again makes its way to retailers after seven years, providing sneakerheads who do not already own a pair to cop one this time. They will be able to do so when the Air Jordan 13 “Chicago” / “True Red” joins this month’s Jordan releases 2017 on February 18th, and becomes available at select Jordan Brand and Nike retailers at a price of $190.
Air Jordan 13 OG Chicago
Release Date: February 18th, 2017
414571-122 | $190