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Air Jordan 13 Island Green – New Colorway For The Iconic Sneaker

Hey, what’s up everybody. The Holiday season is finally among us, and of course we will be seeing a ton of hot releases before the year is over. The Air Jordan 13 is returning this week in a new colorway that is definitely an attention grabber.

The Air Jordan 13 Island Green will be dropping this weekend, and you can’t go wrong with this hot colorway. Is this a must or pass for you??

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 sneaker is dressed in Island Green, Black, and Metallic Silver. Black covers the croc leather upper and rubber soles, while Island Green is placed on the suede overlays throughout the sneaker. Additionally, hits of Metallic Silver can be found on the Jumpman Logos on the tongue and signature hologram.

Release Date

These will be available later this week so be ready! November 9th is the official date for the sneaker release. The retail price is $200.00

CLICK HERE to purchase them early!

Air Jordan 13 Island Green

November 9th, 2019

$200.00

Style Code: 414571-030

Additional Images

Video Of The Sneaker

Conclusion

THESE SNEAKERS ARE ON FIRE! Copping these would be a great decision. Are you planning to put your feet in these??

If you have any questions or comments, leave them below and I will get back to you soon. Make sure to also subscribe to my site for more sneaker news. Stay tuned for more updates!

Thanks For Reading!!!

Ahmad Ballard

41 Comments

  1. As I read through the lines of text in this page, I was wondering why all these stories? Oh it’s very interesting I discovered after reading to some point. I have known Air Jordan for quite some time now but I never knew the actual story behind the product. It’s really nice you know…

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  2. I never knew that Michael Jordan was nicknamed “black cat” by his friends! That’s very interesting! I like these shoes, very nice color combination. I can definitely see the panther theme here. Funny how this shoe came out over 20 years ago and still popular, and the brand over 30 years now. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. 🤣 “I can’t wear these shoes, those are devil colors” says Michael Jordan. Looks like devil color anyways but I unusually combine those two colours in dressing up and it really looks beautiful. Well the new design and colour looks really beautiful and attractive as well. Nice sharing this new product review

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  4. Michael Jordan is indeed a great icon and I am amazed at all his achievements so far. He’s inspiring and some I’d love to emulate. His career highlights and awards are just too numerous and motivating too. Well, the company he once rejected he accepted and everything became awesome all the way. I love this sneakers and the colour too.

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  5. Air Jordan 13 is really a must for me, compared to the previous one, this makes more beauty and I’d love to have one. I like the colour combination of the shoe and the design is what captures my attention the most. It’s once again nice to read through about who Michael Jordan is and his career achievements. Gallant nature and the balances stance of Air Jordan is what makes me love their sneakers. Thanks for sharing this information.

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  6. It’s always good for me being updated with new stuffs and this one I love so much. I can’t wait to see Air Jordan 13 Island Green to be released on the 9th of November, 2019. It’s really beautiful and I would love to get one. The price tag of $200 on it is fairly okay and affordable too

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  7. Recently, one of my girls went to my rack and picked one of my Air Jordan sneakers and she demanded for something like it, definitely she liked it that’s why she want to have her own pair. It’s a very popular Sneakers brand and overtime has proven how trustworthy and of quality their products can be. Air Jordan 13 is a beautiful sneakers with great design and the best part of it, it’s affordable. 

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  8. This post is well organized and detailed for anyone looking to buy a new pair of Jordans. The type Jordans depicted are the exact ones my friend is looking for. You do a great job not only describing the post but setting the tone for buyers. I will forward this post to my friend. 

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  9. These shoes are dope too. I love shoes and I like having nice shoes. Honestly though I think I like the new air Jordan 1’s better. I am still thinking about these too but I’m not sure that I like the design as much as the other 1’s. But I could still stunt these around. 

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  10. Hi, Ahmed.
    Thanks for sharing the review on Air Jordan 13 Sneakers along with the history of the legend – Micheal Jordan who is having a magnificient career line. Jordan has beed a great motivator and we can understand why the color of this sneaker is so bright. I will be awaiting for the release.
    Warm Regards,
    Gaurav Gaur

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  11. Wow, I’m a fan of the Air Jordans I’ve seen but this color combo is really striking. The light green color is just the right proportion to still keep this looking like a tough shoe (nod to all the black on most of the shoe). At $200 it is slightly more than I wanted to spend overall, but given that they are the classic Air Jordan brand it seems like both a great fashion choice and conversation piece. 

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  12. Does the sneaker only have that black and greenish colour? I like the rugged leather like look of the shoe and from what I can tell from the looks the shoe is quite strong and durable, not sure about the weight but from what I have so far Nike hasn’t been giving me a burden when it comes to weight even the Goadome boots I have. I hope I’ll get these soon even though they are still quite on the high price for my budget.

    • Hello 👋, thanks for the comment. The Air Jordan 13 has been released in many color ways. You can go on EBay and StockX to check out some inventory.

  13. I just want to start off by asking is Michael Jordan your favorite player. Well at least I know his sneakers are your favorite. This is a good website with up to date information on the hottest and latest sneakers to come out. All the pairs you did reviews on wet hot. I really like those 13’s. I don’t know if it’s the color or that gator like print. Either way the sneaks are dope and so is your website. Keep bringing us more.

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  14. Another detailed information given about Michael Jordan and his excellence and exploit in basket ball. He has totally dominated the sport and continued to be the living legend of the game. Thanks for sharing so much information about him and everything he had achieved. Concerning this Air Jordan 13 Island Green, it is a must buy. I just love the structure and how unique it looks especially the colour blend. Great one

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  15. This sneakers are truly on fire. This one is awesome with very awesome colours as well. I didn’t know that people will really know that this sneakers were made by Nike. They look really cool and I think that I should also cop one of them. I learnt about Micheal Jordan from here too. Thanks for sharing

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  16. To me, buying a new pair of Jordan’s is always a ritual I enjoy the most. Especially, if it has some old touch. Reminds me of the old times of the NBA and my childhood watching Bulls with my family early in the morning. He is the reason I fell in love with the basketball. Air Jordan 13 Island Green are probably a gift I am going to get for myself as a birthday treat.

    Thank you so much for bringing these great memories.

    Strahinja.

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  17. Great post you have here and also great review on the Air jordan13 island green. One thing spectacular about all these is that I have a lot of air Jordan sneakers already yet, I never get tired of getting more to my collections. This is simply awesome and very beautiful to behold. Thank you for sharing all of these here. I like the sleekness and the combination of the black. It is just simply cool and surely, this is going to my Hubby’s collections again

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  18. Hey
    I had no idea that Michael Jordan had such a remarkable career.
    I have a nephew who is an avid sneaker collector; he is always talking about release dates, color patterns, and something called a hype beast.
    I think if I get him this pair of shoes, I will be the cool aunt for awhile.
    Do you think these will sell out quickly since it is so close to Christmas?

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  19. Okay, this is a very good post that you have shared here on the air jordan13. I must say that this is the first time that I am hearing about this awesome sneakers from the company. It looks like a perfect one for the club and to wear to parties. The green colour might be picky with the colour of clothes we decide to wear though. Thank you for this insight into the nice sneaks.

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  20. Hello Ahmad, the shoe brands are really busy making some really nice designs one wouldn’t mind spending their last penny to get a pair for themselves and the air Jordan is a brand that haven’t failed in that aspect since I got a knowledge of it. I have got a number of their shoes and the Jordan 13 is just another one to add to the numbers. Nice being here.

  21. Hello!

    Beautiful shoe Air Jordan that honors a great athlete as was Michael Jordan. The black color represents the panther a cat of extraordinary speed. And a shade of green that reflects nature’s surroundings. 

    I find the history that this great basketball player showed incredible. Fate joined Michael and Nike. Thank you for making us so happy!

  22. Now I see how legendary Micheal Jordan is when it comes to basketball. I have often viewed the game from afar and often wondered why his name was always on the lips of every young aspiring basketballer, and now after reading about his achievements both in the game and outside of the game, I am really impressed. This air Jordan happens to be one my older brother wants badly.

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