The Air Jordan 13 “Black Cat” is certainly not the first Black Cat-themed colorway from Jordan Brand and it will likely not be the last. In fact, Jordan Brand just concluded its Jordan releases of 2016 by dropping the Air Jordan 6 “Black Cat.” However, one of the most notable renditions from the past bearing this same theme was the Air Jordan 3 “Black Cat,” which was one of the model’s most popular colorways. It was a literally all-Black sneaker with uppers made up of nubuck and patent leather, while also featuring elephant print-covered overlays over its heels and toe boxes.
Of course, the Air Jordan 3 “Black Cat” was not the only sneaker of its kind, dressed up in that theme. In fact, before it Jordan Brand had already released the Air Jordan 4 “Black Cat.” As sneakerheads have probably guessed, the Air Jordan 4 “Black Cat” was also a simple, entirely Black-colored sneaker. While the sneaker sported no contrasting accents, it was equipped with visible Air bubbles within its heels. At the same of its retail debut, this sneaker was accompanied by a poster that depicted Michael Jordan making “The Shoe” over Craig Ehlo of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
It is obvious that the Air Jordan 13 “Black Cat” is among the sneakers kicking of Jordan Brand’s line of Air Jordan releases 2017. Apart from this colorway, the model itself was designed with inspiration drawn from the black panther. This is the reason the Air Jordan 13 has holographic branding and paw-shaped outsoles. In this case, the sneaker really does appear like a black cat or black panther because once again, it is an almost entirely Black-colored sneaker. However, 3M reflective material has also been incorporated into its uppers.
These latest detailed photos of this sneaker were posted on Instagram by the users @thedon__c and @lacedUpChicago. The Air Jordan 13 “Black Cat” is scheduled to hit the shelves for the very first time on January 21st, 2017 and it will be available in full family sizes, including Crib, GS, PS and TD sizes.
Air Jordan 13 “Black Cat”
Release Date: January 21st, 2017
414571-011 | $190