words // Brandon Richard

In 2005, radio personality Big Tigger took the stage for an episode of BET's 106 & Park in a previously unseen Air Jordan Retro 13 colorway. The shoe featured a team red 3M upper with clay suede working the heel and base. Through the years, a few sample pairs of this unreleased Jordan 13 colorway made their way to eBay and other online sneaker marketplaces. Little did we know, this shoe would reappear this year.

A recent leaked photo suggests that the previous "Desert Clay" Retro 13 sample has been tweaked and will be released as the Bin23 Retro 13 Premio. In the photo, you'll see a shoe that is blocked similarly to the 2005 sample, but has a few notable differences as well. The upper appears to not make use of the 3M mesh material, instead opting for a premium team red suede. Also, the Jumpman on the tongue has been replaced with the Bin23 wax stamp.

Sole Collector will update you with more information as it becomes available.

2005 Sample:

via MyHoopChina