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1997 vs. 2008 vs. 2013 Comparison Air Jordan 13 “He Got Game”

AIR JORDAN 13  He Got Game have been a popular colorway as always. seems with the “Panda”. It was  came back in the 2008 which the  23rd anniversary of Jordan’s, it was covered in the CDP suit, though it is just  so so for the selling , but it has been still popular. In 2013, it came back again .it was the most popular in that year .
But why ? What’s the difference? This is one of the most important issues I care about, and it’s also a question I’ve been curious about for this series.So today we will talking about it .

This Air Jordan XIII colorway originally released in 1997 and was actually the only Air Jordan XIII colorway to release that year (all other original colorways dropped in 1998). In the movie, Jake Shuttlesworth (played by Denzel Washington), a prison inmate, gets sent on a mission to convince the convict’s son, a star High School basketball player, to play for the warden’s alma mater in exchange for a shorter sentence. One iconic scene of the film features Jake shopping for a pair of kicks, and without hesitation, he requests the new Air Jordans to which he is presented with the Air Jordan XIII. From then on this colorway adopted the ‘He Got Game’ nickname; the trend resurfaced when the shoes retroed for the first time in 2008, and picked up yet again when the release was confirmed for 2013.

For the material , they are almost the same. it is used the great leather that it comfortable . Air Jordan 13 with the same colorway and design . because of it was the most popular since the version of 1997 , so the version of 2008 and 2013 followed the original one. You can play in these like this just fine . Also it is durability . If you choose to play in the most recent releases then this shouldn’t happen as those have slightly better quality.

Air Jordan13’s upper with full of texture. The comparison  three versions that it does not seem to have any difference .but the version of 2008  was more detailed, while in the version of  2013 will be firmed. In addition, the outline of the toe is also subtle.


For the supporting : The three version of shoes almost the same .the performance is nice and work well on the court.All of support is great. The Carbon Fiber adds torsional support and minor arch support  which the  high arches will require the use of orthotic inserts. And the material also provides plenty of support which does take some getting used to but once you adjust, you’ll be busting moves with more confidence than before.But for the design of  upper of heel, there is a little difference .but it is not the big problem.

Overall whole the supporting is great.



For the traction : The texture of the outsole is almost the same , but if we observation seriously, it  still has subtle differences. The first is the JUMPMAN Logo ,the version of 1997 and 2013, the fluorescent green circle part has no black outer ring, while in 2008 and 2013, there are black outer rings and the black outer rings of 2013.Then wide with the 2008 version. In addition, the black rubber used to divide the area of white herringbone on the outsole ,it has almost no bleed in the first year version.However, in 2008, the CDP version had serious bleed. In 2013, although the revulsion has been improved, it was still very obvious.

For the logo of tongue ,the biggest difference in the tongue is the logo. The first is the embroidery of JUMPMAN Logo. Although the version of 1997  is more three-dimensional, it obviously feels nice .
The shape of the  version in 2008 and 2013, despite they was be  improved, but it still cannot be said to be perfect. Then there are subtle differences in the color of the embroidery versions. Second, the first year version of the tongue is almost invisible from the front of the white lining, but in 2008 and the 2013 version have white linings exposed.

For the tags ,Maybe many of my friends didn’t notice the back of the JORDAN embroidered ,There is no words on the back. On the back of the 2013 edition of the embroidery TAG, Roman numerals “XII” are embroidered in dark grey.

As we all know, the design of AIR JORDAN 13 is inspired by the Panthers, so the stereoscopic 3D round logo on the heel is known as the “Leopard Eye”.
After careful comparison, the three versions of the “Leopard Eye” are not different, except for the first version of 1997. However, in 2008 the engraved version of the work around the “Leopard Eye” was the best. In addition, both the version of 1997 and version of 2008 are in the “Leopard Eye.”Covered with a transparent plastic film for protection.


For the tags of inside ,The three versions are quite different, but each one  reflecting Nike’s style of shoes. The first year version is fitted by sewing .On the back of the tongue, the fonts of shoes are also quite different from the later versions; then the  versions of 2008 and 2013 were all made using hot-press adhesives. The shoes  are marked with a number of different layouts, and the large-size serial layouts under the shoes are very rare.

In the version of 2008,  shoes were all used in the same manner as those at that time. However, it is clear that three types of shoes.The type of font used is different from that of the one-year-old shoe box, and the red JUMPAMN Logo is very eye-catching.In addition, shoe boxes are marked with more content than the first year’s shoe box label, more than JUMPMAN23.COM’s website.


Overall, though it is a little difference , but all of the performance is nice .