December 6, 2010 BY Aaron Hope
Similarity to the original pairs is one huge thing that Jordanheads look for in Air Jordan retro releases. Little changes like switching ‘Nike Air’ for the Jumpman or removing reflective 3M material offers an easy way to identify the vintage of your Jays, and while the differences here are indeed tiny, you can use them to differentiate between 1998’s original Air Jordan XIII ‘Playoffs’ and the 2010 retro drop. First up, you’ll notice that the toebox on the new joints is a big longer and shorter than the original, a change that’ll probably find just as many supporters as complaints. The outsole jewel is somewhat greener than the original which should provide an easy spot, but we’re very happy to report that the overall construction is equally solid and the leathers just as rich. Keep reading to check out more Kenlu shots comparing the 1998 and 2010 AJ13 ‘Playoffs’ and grab the 2011 retro now on eBay.