You might say that 2023 is, without a doubt, a year of resurgence for the Jordan Retro’s. From the eagerly-awaited return of the Air Jordan 13 “Playoffs” during the 2023 All-Star Weekend to the comeback of the admired Air Jordan 12 Cherry after a 14-year hiatus in October 2023, it’s been a walk down sneaker memory lane. Yet, there are still more Retro colourways to keep an eye out for this year, including the striking Air Jordan 13 “Wheat”.
Initially making its debut in 2004, it has taken almost two decades for the Air Jordan 13 “Wheat” to reappear in the sneaker sphere. On its first release, this sneaker was restricted to men’s sizes; however, the 2023 edition is all-inclusive, with sizes for women and children ready to drop, making it a must-have for every fan.
Aside from the broader size range, the 2023 iteration of the Air Jordan 13 “Wheat” will particularly appeal to traditional fans, as Nike has decided to maintain consistency with the original 2004 design. The sneaker is thus presented in its signature “White” and “Wheat” hues, flaunting a fashionable combination of leather and suede across its build.
Let’s take a deep dive into the details. The Air Jordan 13 primarily features a dimpled “White” full-grain leather contrasted by smooth white leather on the toecap and tumbled leather on the tongue. Joining this immaculate white backdrop are “Wheat” suede overlays on the mudguards, heels, ankles, and midsole. At the same time, the same golden hue fills the insoles, neatly accentuated by a white Jumpman logo. Additional branding features include “Wheat” Jumpman logos on the tongue, a ‘Jordan’ label at the tongue base, and the signature cat-eye holograph on the heels.
The shoe’s final touch is a two-toned “Wheat” and “White” rubber sole unit. The outsole is inspired by panther paws and pays homage to MJ’s smooth “Black Cat” moniker. Turn the sneaker over, and you’ll discover a hidden Jumpan logo underneath nestled between the wheat and white hues. A pair of white laces then pull the design elements together, rounding off the clean and fresh aesthetic.
The iconic Air Jordan 13 “Wheat” has been officially scheduled for release on the 21st of November, 2023, at precisely 5:00 PM GMT+2. This highly anticipated sneaker will be available in various sizes, catering to everyone in the family. Men’s sizes will retail at $210 USD, Big Kids at $150 USD, Little Kids at $90 USD, and Infant/Toddler sizes at just $75 USD, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to sport these legendary kicks.
You’ll be able to get your hands on this classic and beautiful colourway through Nike.com, SNKRS, or at your local Jordan retailers from the moment of release. This launch will surely bring a wave of nostalgia for countless sneakerheads and devotees of the Air Jordan line, so it’s essential not to miss out. In the meantime, stay tuned and follow us for all the latest updates on sneaker drops and reviews.