When Michael Jordan left the NBA (as a player) for good in 2003, ending his career with the Washington Wizards, Nike took out a full page ad in newspapers to mark the moment. The ad, published on April 20, 2003, took the form of a letter to the game of basketballpenned by Jordan himself. That tribute is the inspiration behind the new duo of Air Jordan 13s pictured here.
The sneakers feature “Love and Respect” detailing across their uppers, a nod to Jordan’s sign off of “much love and respect” that ended the letter. (Bottom have a Miachael Jordan’s love letter)
The two Air Jordan 13 releases comes dressed in a White and Black color scheme. On the medial side we have ‘Love’ and ‘Respect’ throughout while using 3M Reflective detailing. The men’s version features a White and Black combination while the women’s comes in Black and White. In addition the two will feature ‘Love’ and ‘Respect’ on the lower part of the tongue. The two will feature the same print on the wrapping paper inside of the box.
In the whole , Air Jordan 13 Retro Love presents the affection of China Yin and Yang ,which integrates the concept of ‘Love & Respect’ into the design.The Jordan brand also want to share with younger: whether in basketball, life or beloved, we should be put into action.