Colorway: White/University Blue-Neutral Grey
Retail Price: $200
Release Date: 12/02/2022
The Jordan 13 adopts a light blue aesthetic that immediately evokes Michael Jordan’s alma mater, the University of North Carolina. Dimpled overlays along the profiles feature the distinct blue tone, offering a softer touch compared to NIKE, Inc.’s official “University Blue” hue, extending to the midsole underneath.
The inner lining follows suit with the Spring 2023-appropriate color but incorporates different textures and patterns to enhance the Tar Heel-inspired blue.
Insoles feature an elephant print-like graphic, likely coordinating with the unique water-and-sand-covered shoe box, echoing SoleFly’s inspiration for this Jordan 13.
Ripstop nylon introduces a “Sail” arrangement to the shoe’s base layer. Suede detailing on the profiles and around the heel opts for a neutral grey, allowing co-branding on the top of the tongue and vamp, along with the aforementioned light blue, to take center stage.
Finally, the herringbone traction underfoot boasts a gum brown finish, a nod to the 25-year-old design that’s sure to win over skeptics.