The Air Jordan XIII embodied His Airness' slick, black cat alter ego. Tinker Hatfield's Air Jordan 13 design was inspired by the Black Cat, an alter ego that MJ himself embodied early on in his career. Like MJ, the black cat is the ultimate predator as it combines speed and stealth with a killer instinct that no other player in history has displayed. In fact, the nickname was given to him by other players in the league, which only attests to just how lethal MJ was. This Air Jordan 13 pays homage to the dark coating of a Black Panther. Completing the look and theme is 3M reflective detailing on the upper and speckles on the laces. Completing the "Black Cat" motif is a solid Black rubber outsole and a Black Cat logo on the insole.