The Air Jordan 13 ‘Tinker’ is Officially the Air Jordan Black Cat

Jordan Brand has dug into the archives and to release a scrapped concept of what could have been the Air Jordan 13.

What was being dubbed the Air Jordan 13 ‘Tinker’ is now being called the Air Jordan Black Cat by retailers overseas. The name is a reference to one of Michael Jordan’s old nicknames.

Sporting a familiar colorway that debuted in the Playoffs, this black/red Air Jordan Black Cat is starting to grow on people — the shoe received a huge response online (and on this website) when it was first revealed. Tech specs should be similar to what was originally featured within the Air Jordan 13 (forefoot and heel Zoom Air units) but we have yet to hear anything official.

Those of us residing within the U.S. haven’t been issued a release date just yet but overseas retailer Titolo has the Air Jordan Black Cat scheduled to release on August 2 for $170 (we’ll confirm that price when we get Stateside release details).

Stay tuned for updates regarding the release and let us know what you think of the Air Jordan Black Cat below.


Images via Titolo


  1. I really like the G.I.T.D hits on this pair, if they’d have added them to the blacked out pair that would have been a money maker. I’m gonna cop for sure , but not if I have to chase them. The OG has spoken lol.

  2. Man….you keep putting up images of this shoe that I don’t wanna like… but now I’m starting to really like them… It’s all so conflicting!

  3. $170? Please tell me these will be at the usual retail stores… Must. Hoop. In. These. Shoes…

  4. glad i’m not the only one feelin’ these haha…

    agree with Bob from Hydra… if these came out in what North America knows as the “Black Cat colourway” that would be completely amazing…

  5. I can’t wait to get these on feet. Having the original concept of the first Air Jordan I ever had is a must have, especially in this colorway. Glow in the dark hits compliment what I hope to be 3M mesh material on the upper. And if these have the same tech specs in the midsole, I’ll be a happy camper.

  6. Original sketch had “J Gas” cushioning – what was that?

    I’ll be satisfied with forefoot zoom and heel air. It should have heel and forefoot zoom. I would be blown away if they have full length zoom.


    Something different?

    J Gas sounds like a Jordan tooting.

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