The Air Jordan 13 “Bred” had the potential of becoming one of the most iconic and noteworthy Air Jordan colorway of all time had Michael Jordan rocked it during the 1998 NBA Finals. Of course, Michael Jordan instead laced up in the Air Jordan 14, which had not even made its official retail debut at the time. Not only did receive the highest TV rating in NBA’s history, it was also the last time Michael Jordan played as a member of the Chicago Bulls. The “Tinker” rendition of the model that will join this year’s Air Jordan releases 2018 is dressed up in a similar “Bred” color scheme.
The Backstory – The Air Jordan 13 “Bred”
Until the 1998 NBA Finals, Michael Jordan had actually been lacing up in the Air Jordan 13 “Bred” on the road. The sight of the reflective 3M side panels of the Air Jordan 13 would have been quite an eye-catching sight had Michael Jordan been rocking it when he made that final shot. Nonetheless, the Air Jordan 13 was the first model from the line that featured the use of varying materials for each different colorway that Jordan Brand introduced. For instance, some had uppers made up of leather, some of nubuck, and others made up of synthetic materials. It also perfectly reflected Michael Jordan’s “Black Cat” nickname.
The Air Jordan 13 “Tinker”
Recently, 郭城 (@gc911) shared quite a lot of photos of the Air Jordan 13 “Tinker” on Instagram, including the ones above, unveiling what this iteration will actually look like. As you can see, its color blocking and scheme does actually resemble those of the Air Jordan 13 “Bred.” Of course, it is based on Tinker Hatfield’s original sketch of the model. Dressed up in Black and Red, it features the same dimpled uppers and outsoles inspired by a panther’s paws. The differences include its much lower three-quarter cut, mid-foot straps, and Jade-colored triangular holograms featuring a Black “Jumpman” logo, and glow-in-the-dark outsoles.
Although an official release date has not been announced or confirmed, this iteration will be among Jordan Brand’s Fall lineup of Air Jordan releases 2018. Keep checking back to SneakersDog for more news and updates.