March 31, 2011 BY John Kim / 0
When the Air Jordan XIII debuted in 1998, Nike had plans to release this White/Grey/Red colorway, but put a stop to it due to its inability to match with the Chicago Bulls uniforms. As you all know a similar colorway did drop when the Air Jordan XIII when the model was retroed in 2005, but that featured a slightly different color-blocking (the tongue in the Retro is white, the original version you see here is grey). Here’s a look at a rare GS sample of the original 1998 version of the Air Jordan XIII in White/Black-True Red-Pearl Grey; the upper features a combination of leather and suede and if these and unlike the 2005 version, these originals don’t seem to have bleeding issues on the midsole! Check out the gallery of images below and if you’re interested in this pair as a collectible, check out the auction from ludahkris on eBay.