Temat: Images of a New Air Jordan 13 Have Surfaced
Since 2014, street-leaning New York–based independent fashion label Public School has teamed up with Air Jordan on several of the latter brand's retro styles—including the air jordan 5 and 10—and done them up in gritty NYC-inspired colorways. Given Public School's popularity among the fashion crowd and designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne's authentic NYC roots, these collaborations have become some of the mostly highly coveted designer Jordans of the decade. Next week, however, PSNY x Air Jordan will go global. The two brands are set to release three versions of the Air Jordan 12 in three distinct colorways, each of which will be released in a different fashion capital around the world.
Each of the air jordan 13 is a solid tonal interpretation of the kicks Jordan first rocked as he marched toward his then fifth championship during the 1996-97 season. The Milan version comes in an all-suede olive green, the Paris iteration is "bordeaux," while the most noteworthy of the bunch is what is (most likely) a Timberland-inspired wheat suede version (a clear and clever homage to New York City hip-hop culture). These aren't just symbolic coloways, either—the corresponding sneakers will be sold only in their respective cities.
A regular pair of air jordan 12s goes for $190 at retail (meaning, if you're lucky enough to get your hands on a pair before they sell out). However, given Public School's fashion acclaim (they won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2013) and the premium materials used for these kicks, each will go for $300 before they inevitably hit the resale market. If you live in Milan, Paris, or NYC, know that on June 28, some of the most stylish Air Jordans of the year are coming to you—and that they won't be easy to get. And if you don't, well, now's a better time than ever to make some fashion-forward friends in fashion's most popular places.