The Air Jordan Retro 13 ‘History Of Flight’ and Inspiration Behind The Collection
Over the years, Jordan Brand would always bring out collections of his Airness’s signature line in special colorways and they would be on display in select Nike Towns or showcased at select Jordan events. Everyone would lose their mind over them. If you wanted a pair bad enough, you’d have to have some serious connects and cashflow to get your hands on sample pairs for some flexing on sneaker world. JB has been making these collective packs for awhile and they’ve got quite a list now. The list includes the ‘All-White’, ‘Pantone’, ‘Georgetown’, ‘XX8 Days Of Flight’, ‘Silver Anniversary’, ‘Rainbow’ pack and more.
Five years ago, sneakerheads would’ve never imagined that these limited edition sneakers from the collections would get a retail release and they’d be able to add them to their rotation. That all changed back in December of 2014 when the Air Jordan Retro 11 ‘Pantone’, slightly different from the limited pack, was dropped in a special pack with the Jordan XX9.
Michael Jordan’s entire catalog of career achievements was driven by love; his love for the game, the competition, the camaraderie, and the challenge were all encased into his drive for success, and six championships later, Jordan’s love has created a new standard for excellence. The collection of retros we’re done in a familiar blue-and-white colorway as well as an intricate laser-etched appliqué on each shoe. The specific color that exemplifies Michael Jordan’s Love of the Game is called Pantone 284. It starts on the Air Jordan Retro 1 and covers the whole collection all the way to the Air Jordan XXV.
The entire History of Flight Collection was unveiled back in 2009 with each original signature Air Jordan model celebrating the line’s 25th anniversary on display at different Nike retail locations for the World Basketball Festival in Chicago. There’s a unique story behind each and every installment of the Air Jordan line; Air Jordan II – MJ wins his first dunk contest, Air Jordan VI – the first ‘chip, and so on. This collection is inspired by the Chicago Bulls, and the shoes sport a white leather upper, tonal branding, black laces and red hits on the inner lining and outsole. We’re only half way through the year and we’ve seen three pairs from respected packs get released, so only time will tell if we will see more exclusive pairs later in the year.
If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a pair from this collection then you’re wait is almost over. The Air Jordan Retro 13 is releasing next Saturday, and it’s the perfect addition for your summer rotation. This pair features a white leather upper with red and black accents for a twist on the classic Bulls color scheme. Let your mind run wild and imagine MJ playing in these.