Tinker Hatfield went back to basics in pulling from his stylized couture with his Air Jordan XIIs weaving inspiration women’s boot wear—and the Rising Sun icon from the flag of Japan. Though his thirteenth-edition took the Jordan name to another level.
The AJ Jordan XIII shoes debuted alongside Mike’s Air Jordan Trainers. While Tinker represented the baller by harkening his design to one of a sleek cat. The sneakers were touted as the lightest of the Jordan shoes when they launched under the official Jordan Brand in 1987.
Soon, the sports shoe would feature with the Hollywood treatment, When the AJ XIIIs would feature in their own starring role—and with Denzel Washington, in Spike Lee’s 1988 Spike Lee film, “He Got Game”.