Original Release: 1998

As legend has it, Tinker Hatfield designed the Air Jordan XIII with a "black cat" theme not knowing it was Jordan's nickname. Seems difficult to believe, considering the amount of time the two spent together talking over anything and everything, but whatever the case it makes for a good story. The initial colorway emphasized the "golf ball" dimples in the upper, as well as the "23" that's visible when the shoes are viewed from the rear.