From the 2005 , Air Jordan 13 RETRO was become the Jason Kidd sign who Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is an American basketball coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Previously a point guard in the NBA, he was a ten-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA First Team member, and a nine-time NBA All-Defensive Team member.
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Material: PU coated leather breaks in nicely – more than I can say for other models like the recent White/ Cement AJ4.The coat can be unpredictable that pu coated leather . And another advantage is leather as its bond to the glue is much stronger than the bond to the split grain leather.
I feel it is not very fashion when I first saw . The design like the leopard , which the shape and the sign .
Workmanship : Compare with the Air Jordan 11 , it have not dazzling special stretcher and exclusive plastic shoe covers, but it is worth of playing .
Lateral movements and front to back coverage are plentiful yet offer little restriction with movements – thanks to the much lower profile as opposed to the Air Jordan XII.
The Carbon Fiber adds torsional support and minor arch support – those with high arches usually will require the use of orthotic inserts.
The fit its great and provides plenty of support and the base is nice
Cushion – Heel and forefoot Zoom Air cushion. It’s responsive, resilient and comfortable.you have much better court feel with the lower profile so you can pretty much have whatever ride you see fit – between the AJ XII and XIII.
For me , I liked the feeling of the XII more but the lower profile ride of the XIII
Breathability , Actualy , the Breathability of the Air Jordan 13 not very good because of the leather coated . Maybe wear it in winter , it is will be good .
Appearance : It follow the previous generation ,but new colorway .
Competitive price: It is value for quality for this shoes , for the material and design all good .
Overall , The Air Jordan XII and XIII are forces to be reckoned with on-court. From the Five aspects, we can evaluate it is worth of playing .