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The Jordan 13 Phantom Is Set To Drop This Friday!!

jordan 13 phantom

Hello to all of the female sneaker heads out there. Great news, Jordan is dropping yet another women’s exclusive sneaker this Friday. The Jordan 13 Phantom is definitely something to consider, don’t y’all think?? Who is planning to cop a pair come this weekend???

Who Is Michael Jordan?

Michael Jordan is a retired professional basketball player who has played for 15 seasons in NBA for the Chicago Bulls, and the Washington Wizards. During his time at the University of North Carolina in 1982, he played basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels, and was drafted for the Chicago Bulls in 1984. He was able to entertain the crowd with his prolific scoring, defensive plays, and his ability to perform slam dunks from the free throw line at the slam dunk contests, which has earned him the nicknames: Air Jordan and His Airness.

He has won his first NBA Championship with the Bulls in 1991, and also winning again in 1992 and 1993 (three-peat). During the 1993-1994 NBA season, MJ has retired from basketball in order to pursue a minor career in baseball. In March 1995, MJ has announced his return to the NBA, and has led the Bulls to three additional championships during 1996-1998. In 1999, MJ retired from the NBA for the second time, but return again to play for the Washington Wizards during 2001-2003. Currently, MJ is the owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.

MJ has numerous career highlights and awards:

  • 6 times NBA champion (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 6 times NBA Finals MVP (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 5 times NBA MVP (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998)
  • 14 times All-Star (1985-1993, 1996-1998, 2002, 2003)
  • 3 times NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
  • 10 times All-NBA First Team (1987-1993, 1996, 1998)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1985)
  • NBA Defensive Player Of The Year (1988)
  • 9 times NBA All-Defensive First Team (1988-1993, 1996-1998)
  • NBA Rookie Of The Year (1985)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
  • 10 times NBA Scoring Championship (1987-1993, 1996-1998)
  • 3 times NBA Steals Leaders (1988, 1990, 1993)
  • 2 times NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (1987, 1988)
  • 3 times AP Athlete Of The Year (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • 2 times USA Basketball Male Athlete Of The Year (1983, 1984)
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year (1991)
  • NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-time Team
  • NCAA Champion (1982)
  • Consensus National College Player Of The Year (1984)
  • ACC Player Of The Year (1984)
  • ACC Rookie Of The Year (1982)
  • 2 times Consensus First-Team All-American (1983, 1984)
  • 2 times First-Team All-ACC (1983, 1984)
  • No. 23 Retired by Chicago Bulls
  • N0. 23 Retired by Miami Heat
  • No. 23 Retired by the University Of North Carolina

History Of The Air Jordan Brand

In 1984, Nike was a struggling shoe company looking for ways to appeal to a new segment of the shoe market, and to reinvent themselves. Nike has turned to rookie Michael Jordan to order to make an endorsement deal, but MJ showed no interest at all. MJ had plans to sign a deal with either Adidas or Converse; he loved the brands, and in North Carolina, these were the shoes that wore to play basketball in. Unfortunately, both of the brands rejected him.

Nike was offering to create a brand new line of shoes called Air Jordan, and MJ’s old agent, David Falk, saw this as a wonderful opportunity. MJ flew to the Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, after being convinced by his parents , and his agent. During his visit, Nike has shown him a special video presentation of his college career highlights, plus his high-flying Olympics moves with Pointer Sister’s “Jump” playing in the background. Peter Moore, Nike’s Old Head Designer, also shown MJ sketches of the Air Jordan 1, and apparel to go with it. It was featured in Black and Red, and MJ was very interested with these designs. He has stated: “I can’t wear these shoes, those are devil colors”.

MJ has decided to finally make a deal with Nike, and has signed a 5-year deal that was worth $2.5 million. MJ has fueled the success of Nike, and the Air Jordan Brand is still popular today.

The Air Jordan 13 History

The Air Jordan 13 was originally released way back in 1997. Tinker Hatfield has came up with yet another idea for a good design on the next Air Jordan. If you were a big Michael Jordan fan during the 90’s and watched how he played on the court, you would have notice the resemblance between him and a panther. He would watch his players and make a sudden move, and MJ would have the ball before you even knew what happened!!!

Tinker has met up with MJ and told him that he looked like a panther, or black cat. He also stated: “he would read his player, and strike like a panther”. Did you know that back in the day that all of MJ’s friends called him “black cat” which was his nickname??? The unique sole featured on the 13 is a huge resemblance to a panther’s paw. The 13 also features the classic circle hologram located by the heel of the sneaker, which is said to resemble the eye of a panther. You can notice the 23 and Jumpman logo on the hologram if you look very closely. Unfortunately, the hologram would fogged up overtime.

Back in 1997-1998, the Air Jordan 13 was originally retailed at $150.00, and the low versions were $130.00.

Features Of The Shoe

This shoe comes with premium white leather on the upper. Additionally, it consists of croc skin overlays on the mudguard and heels. It finally features white midsoles with grey overlays, and grey outsoles.

Release Date

On July 27th, these will be dropping. The retail price will be $190.00. Ladies, are you planning to cop these to rock these???

Jordan 13 Phantom

July 27th, 2018

$190.00

Additional Images

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Video Of The Sneaker

Conclusion

The ladies in the sneaker game is always blessed with a exclusive kick from Jordan. Who’s copping a pair this Friday??? What are your thoughts on these??? Please feel free to leave your comments and questions in the comment section. I will be happy to help. Stay tuned as The Latest Sneakers will keep you posted. Make sure to subscribe for more sneaker content.

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8 Comments

  1. Wow, these are pretty sleek. I like the croc overlays. And at $190, that isn’t a bad price for legit Jordans. Thanks for the write up and video!

  2. Thanks for the heads up. I’m not a huge sneaker fan, but I like the look of these. It’s not my style, but they look comfortable. I didn’t know the MJ history of him pouncing like a panther. Even though I wasn’t a basketball fan, I loved watching MJ dunk that ball. It was amazing to watch this guy! $190 for sneakers. Tell me, how do teens afford this?

    • Hello Shalisha, thanks for the comment. A lot of teenagers nowadays are able to find ways to cop these expensive Jordans. They are either working and saving up their money, or they are lucky enough to have parents that are finically stabled to support their wants. When I was young, my mother couldn’t afford to buy all of the sneakers for me, but once I started working, I was purchasing sneakers left to right lls.

    • Hello Ngonidzashe, thanks for the comment. Some of these sneakers includes free shipping. I will create a product review soon, so I will include the purchase links as well. You can check out the prices and costs to determine a purchasing decision. Feel free to always check out my site for more sneaker content!!!

  3. I became familiar with Michael Jordan when my sons were young and played basketball. My oldest son always wanted the Air Jordans, and I would provide my own contribution towards the shoes and he would save up his allowance to pay the difference. They were great shoes and he loved them! Your article brought back good memories and I loved reading the history of Michael Jordan who has always been one of my favorites in the basketball world.

    Thanks for a great article!

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