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Air Jordan 13: The Definitive Guide to Colorways

words by Steve Jaconetta
images by Steve Jaconetta & Nike

One of the last models worn on-court by Michael Jordan during his final season with the Chicago Bulls, today we take a look at the lineage of the Air Jordan 13.

Michael Jordan wearing the 'Bred' Air Jordan 13Originally released in 1997, the Air Jordan 13 dropped in seven colorways, five highs and two lows. They were also featured in Spike Lee's He Got Game on the feet of Denzel Washington's character, which inspired the 2013 "Black Toe" retro's nickname. As Jordan led the Bulls to a 70-12 record during his final season in Chicago, he would bow out a champion, winning his sixth NBA title and capping off a second 3-peat.

The first retro run began in late 2004 and ran until summer 2005. High and low-tops for men and women were released, totaling 12 different pairs, including the limited "Altitude Green" colorway. Next up was the 13's inclusion in the 2008 Collezione "Countdown" Pack, alongside the "Shadow" Air Jordan 10 Retro.

Two years later, the second retro run consisted of six colorways, including the "Bin23" Premio release, the first retro of the original "Playoffs" colorway and a commemorative PE for Ray Allen breaking the all-time three-point record. Additional runs took place in 2011 and 2014, the latter highlighted by the original "Grey Toe" sample.

This year, the Air Jordan 13 is back again, ten years after their first retro. Three colorways released, including a "Quai54" edition, exclusive to Europe. In addition, Jordan Brand would release two Chris Paul "PE" editions from his time with the Hornets and a "Doernbecher" pair. Take a look at the history of the Air Jordan 13, from its first release up to the most recent retro, below.

 

Air Jordan XIII 'Black Toe'

Style Code: 136002-132
Colorway: White/True Red-Black
Release Date: 1997

 


Air Jordan XIII

Style Code: 136002-101
Colorway: White/Black-True Red-Pearl Grey
Release Date: 1998

 


Air Jordan XIII 'Flint'

Style Code: 136002-441
Colorway: Navy/Carolina Blue-Flint Grey-White
Release Date: 1998

 


Air Jordan XIII 'Playoff'

Style Code: 136002-061
Colorway: Black/True Red-White
Release Date: 1998

 


Air Jordan XIII

Style Code: 136002-062
Colorway: Black/True Red
Release Date: 1998

 


Air Jordan XIII Low 'Navy'

Style Code: 136008-441
Colorway: Navy/Metallic Silver-Black-Carolina Blue
Release Date: 1998

 


Air Jordan XIII Low 'Chutney'

Style Code: 136008-071
Colorway: Black/Chutney
Release Date: 1998

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro 'Wheat'

Style Code: 309259-171
Colorway: White/Wheat
Release Date: 10/23/2004

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro

Style Code: 309259-061
Colorway: Black/True Red
Release Date: 12/22/2004

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro 'Grey Toe'

Style Code: 310004-161
Colorway: White/Team Red-Flint Grey
Release Date: 01/22/2005

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro

Style Code: 310004-103
Colorway: White/Neutral Grey-University Blue
Release Date: 01/22/2005

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro 'Altitude'

Style Code: 310004-031
Colorway: Black/Altitude Green
Release Date: 02/26/2005

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro 'Flint'

Style Code: 310004-441
Colorway: French Blue/University Blue-Flint Grey
Release Date: 03/19/2005

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro Low

Style Code: 310810-105
Colorway: White/Metallic Silver-Varsity Red-Black
Release Date: 04/23/2005

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro Low

Style Code: 310810-103
Colorway: White/Metallic Silver-Midnight Navy-Ice Blue
Release Date: 04/23/2005

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro Low Women's

Style Code: 310804-102
Colorway: White/Metallic Silver-University Blue-Real Pink
Release Date: 05/07/2005

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro Low

Style Code: 310810-001
Colorway: Black/Metallic Silver-White-Varsity Maize
Release Date: 05/21/2005

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro Low

Style Code: 310810-104
Colorway: White/Metallic Silver-Black-Varsity Maize
Release Date: 05/21/2005

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro Low 'Ceramic'

Style Code: 310810-106
Colorway: White/Metallic Silver-Midnight Navy-Ceramic
Release Date: 08/20/2005

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro Collezione 'CDP'

Style Code: 309259-104
Colorway: White/True Red-Black
Release Date: 01/19/2008

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro Premio 'Bin23'

Style Code: 417212-601
Colorway: Team Red/Desert Clay-White
Release Date: 08/21/2010

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro 'Flint'

Style Code: 414571-401
Colorway: French Blue/University Blue-Flint Grey-White
Release Date: 11/26/2010

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro 'Altitude'

Style Code: 414571-002
Colorway: Black/Altitude Green
Release Date: 12/11/2010

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro

Style Code: 414571-101
Colorway: White/Black-Varsity Red
Release Date: 12/18/2010

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro 'Playoff'

Style Code: 414571-001
Colorway: Black/Varsity Red-White-Vibrant Yellow
Release Date: 02/26/2011

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro 'Ray Allen'

Style Code: 414571-125
Colorway: White/Clover
Release Date: 07/23/2011

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro

Style Code: 414571-010
Colorway: Black/Varsity Red-White
Release Date: 01/12/2013

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro 'Squadron Blue'

Style Code: 414571-405
Colorway: Squadron Blue/Electric Yellow-Black
Release Date: 02/09/2013

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro 'He Got Game'

Style Code: 309259-104
Colorway: White/Black-True Red
Release Date: 03/16/2013

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro Premium '3M'

Style Code: 696298-023
Colorway: Reflect Silver/Infrared 23-Black
Release Date: 10/04/2014

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro 'Barons'

Style Code: 414571-115
Colorway: White/Tropical Teal-Black-Wolf Grey
Release Date: 10/25/2014

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro 'Grey Toe'

Style Code: 414571-126
Colorway: White/Black-Gym Red-Cement Grey
Release Date: 11/15/2014

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro

Style Code: 414571-003
Colorway: Black/Gym Red-Black
Release Date: 12/13/2014

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro Low 'Hornets'

Style Code: 310810-107
Colorway: White/Metallic Silver-Midnight Navy-Turquoise-Blue
Release Date: 04/18/2015

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro Low Q54 'Quai54'

Style Code: 810551-050
Colorway: Black/Dark Grey-White-Chrome
Release Date: 06/13/2015

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro Low

Style Code: 310810-027
Colorway: Black/Metallic Gold-University Red-White
Release Date: 06/13/2015

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro CP PE 'Hornets Away'

Style Code: 823902-015
Colorway: Black/Orion Blue-Sunstone
Release Date: 11/07/2015

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro CP PE 'Hornets Home'

Style Code: 807504-107
Colorway: White/Bright Concord-Blue Lagoon
Release Date: 11/11/2015 (China exclusive)

 


Air Jordan 13 Retro DB 'Doernbecher'

Style Code: 836405-305
Colorway: Emerald Green/Volt Ice-Black-Dynamic Pink
Release Date: 11/21/2015

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