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Air Jordan XIII ’23’ Sample

September 7, 2011 BY / 0

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Every so often we come across some strange easter eggs. With millions of sneakers being manufactured every year, it’s expected that a few mistakes could be made during the process (thus, B-Grades at Nike Factory Stores), but then comes along a funky variant of a sneaker that’ll have you scratching your head over and over. Here’s a look at a sample pair of the Air Jordan XIII in White/Varsity Red-Black (released in December of 2010), which features ’23’ stitched on the upper. Obviously this ’23’ version has never been released in any way shape or form, but what makes it even more cryptic is that this sample pair was found by Sneaker News reader Zaid on the shelves of a Nike Factory Store in – wait for it – Cape Town, South Africa (you know, the African European settlement known for its exports of minerals, precious stones, and Charlize Theron).

We’ve seen unreleased colorways of Air Jordans that were made, but that sort of experiment in production is understandable, as Jordan Brand does manufacture limited runs of special edition samples and prototypes, like the Air Jordan XI ‘Space Jam’ with the ’45’ on the heel, the Air Jordan IV ‘Laser’ in tonal red, and plenty more. But a ’23’, right smack in the middle of the upper? Somebody over at the factories might’ve been having a bit too much fun. In any case, these Air Jordan XIII ’23’ Samples may be one of the most unique finds ever, so continue reading for a detailed look at this rare sample and let us know what you think, and if you’re interested in sending in your offers for this rare pair, check out Zaid’s contact information below!

To contact Zaid: zaid@lpmostore.com

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@_slimdunkin_
@_slimdunkin_

glad these never made the stage. they look like fakes.

Justin R
Justin R

REPPIN' CPT!!! Congrats homie! This is big for LPMO!!!!

@lyricistfan
@lyricistfan

id give my dad a hand job for these real talk lol

@ThkGodImFresh_
@ThkGodImFresh_

Damn JB you cant 23 on EVERY Joradn sneaker.Thank the the Lord these didnt drop.

rudi
rudi

Wow...... this is probably the first time my city (CAPE TOWN) has ever been mentioned on sneakernews....... Most of you dont know that South Africa has a huge sneker culture too. and it keeps growing by the day. HOSH JA!!!!!

myles
myles

cant lie, the 23 on the V's look good. but on the 13's? no... just... no

@jbrasco
@jbrasco

If you read, it says they're shoes that have a mistake made on them. Not an actual planned release.

manum
manum

This shit looks like those "rare samples" some nig was selling for stacks that were fake.

JSARG
JSARG

Why does the 23 look bad on V's, the 23 pretty much makes the V's for me. Although, its correct when said that they don't belong on the XIII's or any other shoe other than the VII's.

Que?
Que?

dumbest idea ever

Colin Gavigan
Colin Gavigan

u cant just thru a 23 on a j and make it better this completely messes up the flo of the shoe

Me Sneakerfreak
Me Sneakerfreak

There is no such thing as Fake Nike's as Nike created this whole scene to keep the markup on the J's and Premium line very high. Make the shoes in different countries and use the original molds and machines to make the so called fakes. Its all a big con and I really feel for anyone who wastes there money on Nike's or Jordan's. They found a way around deceiving people by production in many different countries around the world and not controlling manufacturing facilities in all production facilities.

SaddBear
SaddBear

Leave the 23 off of the 13s, its tacky.

will
will

whats the point?

T-Luv
T-Luv

Two much for these niggas and 3 much for hoes wayne told me that and thats how the story goes

Devin P.
Devin P.

Quite interesting. I dunno bout that black though...just doesn't look right.

TJC
TJC

Thank god they didn't do this!

debez
debez

good thing these never came out jb needs to stop thinking 23 looks good on everything all the v's have 23 on them now WHY?!

Mike_Sneekz
Mike_Sneekz

damn!!!! thats some crazy shit kid....

Justin R
Justin R

WE REPPING CAPE TOWN!!! HOSH JULLE NAAIERS!! We doing it big down here. Im from CPT born and bred, we f**kin' with YEEZYS and SOUTH BEACHES down here!! CPT TILL I DIE!!

debez
debez

cuz only one og cw had the 23 now all of them have it

SaddBear
SaddBear

It don't matter wat shoe u buy, your going to pay WAY more then wat production costs. Welcome 2 real life homie!!!!

negroPLEAZE
negroPLEAZE

ummmmm...... were you born this year??

bo0ger
bo0ger

wtf are you talking about? smh...

lil p.r
lil p.r

i dont give a fuck! how many thumbs down imma get real talk! i love the 23 anywhere! and 2 me the XIII aint my shoe! but with the 23 on it! il cop! im sorry! i like em every1 got there likes and dislikes! but to all you lames that "ooh i only like originals "only the OGs man! only the retro" shut the fuck up im retro crazy! i love me them retros OGs and all that but i like to be different i like new shit to so i love this shit here il cop em

Marcus
Marcus

well said, end the 23 on the side of 5s

negroPLEAZE
negroPLEAZE

why are 13 year olds so pissed off?? lol



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