Continuing the winning combination Tinker Hatfield and Michael Jordan teamed up for the Air Jordan 13. For inspiration of this shoe Tinker was inspired by MJ’s cat-like moves on the court. Little did he know that MJ’s close friend gave him the “Black Cat” nickname years before. The most prominent addition was a hologram on the heel inspired by a cat’s eye. The upper of the shoe was a new look with embossed panels and asymmetrical collar. The outsole inspired by a cat’s paw made up of a midfoot carbon fiber shank plate working in conjunction with a heel and forefoot Zoom Air unit. Worn by MJ for most of the year, he helped lead the Bulls into the playoffs against the Jazz where they were victorious for their second three-peat and sixth overall title.
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