Among Air Jordan series, AIR JORDAN 13 is most of shoe fans’ favorite shoes. It may due to the asymmetric vamp, comfort foot feeling, and the shoes of Grand Champion. Air Jordan 13 is destined to be a pair of rare combat shoes.
AIR JORDAN 13 RETRO
Let’s have a look at the configuration of insole firstly.
The cross-section drawn of left shoe: It’s visual to see the ZOOM AIR CUSHION of forefoot and heelpiece
It uses full grain cow leather on the vamp
The shoe tongue and lining is separated.
The actual effect of air holes on shoe tongue is not good
JORDAN logo on shoe tongue
The white shoe-pad is printed with JUMPMAN logo
The white insole fabric under shoe-pad
The reverse side of insole fabric: 9 AIR JORDAN 13 RETRO 414571 QF-8H 9#
After taking away the insole fabric, we can see the cushion technology of insole. It has fan shaped Zoom Air Cushion on forefoot, and U shaped Zoom Air Cushion on heelpiece.
Size US 9/EUR 42.5, the length of forefoot air cushion is about 56.92mm
Size US 9/EUR 42.5, the width of forefoot air cushion is about 88.48mm
Size US 9/EUR 42.5, the thickness of forefoot air cushion is about 7.78mm
Size US 9/EUR 42.5, the length of heelpiece air cushion is about 73.90mm
Size US 9/EUR 42.5, the width of heelpiece air cushion is about 48.64mm
Size US 9/EUR 42.5, the thickness of heelpiece air cushion is about 8.07mm
Taking away the outsole, putting up the insole, we can see that it has a round of pile coating texture (except the shoe head).
The pile coating texture fit the surface of insole. Have you been attracted by the supporting plate of arch? Do you have some doubts of this supporting plate? Let’s have a look at the details.
The outer of arch carbon fiber supporting plate
The insole surface of arch supporting plate is different with the outer, we are not sure for the texture of both sides, but we can confirm that both sides are not carbon plate.
US 9/EUR42.5, The length of arch supporting plate is about 153.38mm
US 9/EUR42.5, the width of arch supporting plate is about 66.03mm
US 9/EUR42.5, the thickness of arch supporting plate is about 1.43mm
After burning, the it shows the carbon fiber plate under the flame retardant layer which is close to the arch supporting plate.
The carbon fiber plate of AJ 13 RETRO likes a piece of sandwich biscuit, the middle part is the carbon fiber supporting plate, the outside part is gray coating and the flame retardant layer.
Arch decorating plate
The integrated outsole, thickness if about 4.38mm
The top view of deconstructing shoes, we can see the size of air cushion and carbon fiber plate
The deconstructing figure of AIR JORDAN 13 RETRO “CHICAGO”
We want to compare AIR JORDAN 13 RETRO “CHICAGO”,AIR JORDAN 13 RETRO “BLACK CAT”, AIR JORDAN 13 RETRO “GREY TOE”.
AIR JORDAN 13 RETRO “CHICAGO”
AIR JORDAN 13 RETRO “BLACK CAT”
AIR JORDAN 13 RETRO “GREY TOE”
The outside of insole: AIR JORDAN 13 RETRO “CHICAGO” has the pile coating.
AIR JORDAN 13 RETRO “BLACK CAT” don’t have pile coating, the surface is glossy.
AIR JORDAN 13 RETRO “GREY TOE” don’t have pile coating, the surface is matte.
Carbon plate comparing：from left to right is AIR JORDAN 13 “GREY TOE”, “BLACK CAT”, “CHICAGO”
Vamp: it uses full grain cow leather, it looks good, but the air permeability is not good
Insole: the forefoot and heelpiece ZOOM AIR CUSHION is separated, it also has arch carbon fiber supporting plate and pile coating. It’s comfortable to wear and also can protect well the foot
Overall, as a classic shoes of Air Jordan series, it makes the retro this time. The cow leather vamp looks great, and it’s comfortable for the separated Zoom Air Cushion of forefoot and heelpiece，and it uses composited carbon fiber supporting plate. The configuration is great. The price is also cost effective now. Most of shoe fans should not miss it.