There is no denying that the Air Jordan 13 has an iconic status. Michael Jordan too had achieved an iconic status by 1997 and he was truly at a point in his career that he deserved the title of G.O.A.T. that is now kind of synonymous with him. By 1997, Michael Jordan had five NBA championships, four MVP awards and 5 Finals MVP awards under his belt. Despite not being worn by MJ much, the Air Jordan 13 had appeared in Spike Lee’s “He Got Game.” The “Flint” colorway had been one of the original ones of the Air Jordan 13 and it will be among 2017 Jordan releases.
The 1997–98 NBA season, during which the Air Jordan 13 had been introduced, had been the final one that Michael Jordan participated in as a member of the Chicago Bulls. In his 788th consecutive game, when Michael Jordan had effectively achieved a double-digit score once again, effectively breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA record, he had been laced up in the Air Jordan 13. With Michael Jordan still a part of the team, the Chicago Bulls had managed to win the NBA Championship Title for the sixth time. Michael Jordan had also earned his sixth NBA Championship ring and he won the Finals MVP award for the sixth time.
The Air Jordan 13 “Flint” had made its retail debut three days prior to Michael Jordan’s 35th birthday. Back when this colorway of the Air Jordan 13 had arrived at retailers, just about every sneakerhead had been eager to cop a pair and at that time, the sneaker was only available exclusively in retail stores. In 2005, this iteration had also received the retro treatment and retailed at the same price as the original, i.e. $150. It was retro’d once again in 2010, this time retailing for $160. It is uncertain what the price of the 2017 version will be, but it will feature the same “French Blue / University Blue – Flint Grey” color scheme with 3M reflective accents on the side panels.
Air Jordan 13 “Flint”
Release Date: September 2017