This Original Air Jordan Is Being Rereleased for the First Time in Seven Years

The Air Jordan 13 retro campaign continues this month with the first reissue of the model’s original white-and-red colorway since 2010.

Created by renowned Nike and Jordan Brand designer Tinker Hatfield, the Air Jordan 13 was worn by former Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan en route to his sixth championship win, which came during the 1997-98 NBA season. The sneaker saw dozens of colorways and reissues in the years that followed, but this is just the second time the original white-and-red makeup has been rereleased.

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The Air Jordan 13 “White/Team Red” was worn by Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan during the 1997-98 NBA season.
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The “White/Team Red” Air Jordan 13 is constructed with a white full-grain leather upper and vibrant red suede underlays. The colored suede also extends to the midsole for a premium touch, and the rear panel features the shoe’s iconic hologram detail.

According to Hatfield, the hologram inlay was chosen to represent the glowing eyes of a panther. The animal’s inspiration is also seen at the outsole, which takes on a paw-like shape and serves as a nod to Jordan’s “Black Cat” nickname.

Priced at $190 in men’s sizing, these retro Air Jordans will be released Feb. 18 from nike.com and select Jordan Brand retailers.

And while you wait for the launch, take a trip down memory lane by watching the classic Air Jordan 13 commercial below.

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The Air Jordan 13 “White/Team Red” features a white full-grain leather upper with red suede underlays.
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The medial section of the Air Jordan 13 “White/Team Red.”
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A top-down look at the Air Jordan 13 “White/Team Red.”
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The heel of the Air Jordan 13 “White/Team Red.”
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The outsole of the Air Jordan 13 “White/Team Red” includes a carbon fiber support shank.
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