Sole Shots: Friday, December 10, 2010

Sole Shots: Friday, December 10, 2010

Sole Shots: December 10, 2010

words_Brandon Richard

You may feel like you’ve seen a lot of the Air Jordan XIII recently. That’s probably because you have. In recent months, we’ve seen the Bin23 and “Flint” colorways hit retailers. Tonight, the highly popular “Altitude” Retro 13 makes a return, and two previously un-retroed original colorways are due out shortly afterward.

The Air Jordan XIII was originally released in 1997. Designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield, the shoe was based on a Black Panther theme because of a nickname Jordan received by close friends. The famous pods used for the sole of the Jordan XIII are reflective of the paw pads of an actual panther. The XIII was also a special shoe because it was the first Air Jordan released by the Jordan Brand as its own separate entity. In 1998, Jordan passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the all-time scoring list and won his sixth (and last) NBA Championship.

With so many Jordan Retro 13s set to drop in the coming weeks, let’s take a look at photos of the classic sneaker taken by members of the Sole Collector forum. Included are photos of the original “Altitude” colorway that will release tonight as well as the White/Red pair that will be available on December 18th.

Available Tonight: Air Jordan Retro 13 –  Black/Altitude Green

Sole Shots: December 10, 2010 - [///M DYNASTY][///M DYNASTY], Maryland

Sole Shots: December 10, 2010 - G2C DesignsChris Morris, G2CDesigns, Wallingford, Connecticut

Sole Shots: December 10, 2010 - BryantDIGITALBryantDIGITAL, Lansing, Michigan

Sole Shots: December 10, 2010 - Ryan.Ryan Ramkissoon aka Ryan., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sole Shots: December 10, 2010 - Air Butchie ProductionsAir Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California

Sole Shots: December 10, 2010 - UncleUncle aka UnclesFoto, Toronto Canada

Sole Shots: December 10, 2010 - max 4610max 4610, Bay Area, California

Sole Shots: December 10, 2010 - FIREPOWER23FIREPOWER23, England

Sole Shots: December 10, 2010 - boyNERDboyNERD, San Jose, California

Sole Shots: December 10, 2010 - GotaluvdemjsGotaluvdemJ’s, Queens, New York

Sole Shots: December 10, 2010 - tatkiekotatkieko, New York City, New York

If you’re interested in submitting your photos for Sole Shots, e-mail us at eastbaysoleshots@solecollector.com. Please include your name and location with your submissions. You also have the option of providing us with a link to your online photo album or website to link back to when we post your work.  You do not have to be a registered member of Sole Collector to participate.

Sole Shots: Friday, December 10, 2010

Sole Shots: “Flint” Air Jordan XIII Spotlight

Sole Shots: "Flint" Air Jordan XIII Spotlight

words_Brandon Richard

While the strength of the Air Jordan line was always the Chicago Bulls colorways, Nike would always come up with an “oddball” colorway that typically dropped sometime around NBA All-Star Weekend. Some of these unlikely releases include shoes like the “Obsidian” XII, “Columbia”  XI, “Aqua” VIII and “Bordeaux” VII. Also part of that group is the “Flint” Air Jordan XIII that first hit stores on February 14, 1998. Though MJ didn’t break them out for the All-Star game that season, the shoe became an instant hit, and is arguably the most popular Jordan XIII colorway. After first being re-released more than 5 years ago, the “Flint” XIII will make its heavily anticipated return next Friday, and you’ll be able to pick up a pair here at Eastbay.

The “Flint” XIII has undergone some slight modifications over the years, but still maintains most of the characteristics that made the shoe a smash back in 1998. To celebrate the shoe’s 2010 return, we’ve gathered some “Flint” XIII photography from members of the Sole Collector forum. Included in the group are the releases from 1998, 2005 and 2010. Even a few baby sizes make an appearance! Check out the photos below and show some love to these talented individuals.

Remember, the “Flint” Air Jordan Retro 13 will be available here on Friday, November 26th. In the meantime, you can prepare for the release with some Air Jordan Retro 13 apparel.

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - BugsBennyBugsBenny, Melbourne, Australia

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - boyNERDboyNERD, San Jose, California

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - dalazzDale aka dalazz, Trumbull, Connecticut

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - G2C DesignsChris Morris, G2CDesigns, Wallingford, Connecticut

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - gottaluvdemj'sgotaluvdemj’s, Queens, New York

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - gstbmnLuis Garcia aka gstbmn, Brooklyn, New York

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - quicksterPat Lauder aka quickster, Gilroy, California

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - SoleFresh23SoleFresh23, Bay Area, California

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 – ReidSBReid Glaze aka ReidSB, Dallas, Texas

Sole Shots: Friday, November 19, 2010 - feet on firefeet on fire, Hollywood, California

Sole Shots: November 19, 2010 - sol3add1ctsol3add1ct, Bay Area, California

Sole Shots: Friday, November 19, 2010 - FIREPOWER23FIREPOWER23, England

If you’re interested in submitting your photos for Sole Shots, e-mail us at eastbaysoleshots@solecollector.com. Please include your name and location with your submissions. You also have the option of providing us with a link to your online photo album or website to link back to when we post your work.  You do not have to be a registered member of Sole Collector to participate.