Release Date: Dec 19, 2020 at 10 am EST
Which NBA players come to mind when you think of player-exclusive (PE) Air Jordan sneakers? Mike Bibby? Ray Allen? Richard Hamilton? Undoubtedly, they’re all vying for the crown of on-court kicks – but there’s another contender who deserves recognition for his PE prowess.
Quentin Richardson, or Q-Rich, played 13 seasons in the association as a sharpshooting two guard. In that span of time, he put up shots for five different teams but stayed loyal to one sneaker brand – Jordan. Basketball abilities aside, Q-Rich was known for his extensive collection of Air Jordan PEs, ranging from Clippers-themed Air Jordan 9s to Knicks-flavored Air Jordan 8s, among countless others.
In 2018, Jordan Brand released a colorway of the Air Jordan 13 that paid homage to Richardson’s “Orlando Magic Home” PE pair from 2012. Later this month, the brand is set to unveil its darker half.
The upcoming Air Jordan 13 “Hyper Royal” takes cues from Richardson’s “Orlando Magic Away” PE, with black, quilted mesh consuming the side panels and smooth, black leather gracing the toeboxes. Titular “Hyper Royal” suede accents appear on the sneaker’s side- and heel-panel underlays, as well as sections of the midsole. The upper is branded with holographic cat’s-eye emblems on the lateral heels and embroidered “Hyper Royal” Jumpman logos on the tongues.
Black rubber accents contrast the “Hyper Royal” suede midsoles, and the sneaker is finished with black-and-white rubber outsoles that are stabilized by carbon-fiber shank plates.
The Air Jordan 13 “Hyper Royal” is set to release December 19th on JimmyJazz.com in full-family sizing. Don’t miss out.
The snowy season is here – style the Air Jordan 13 “Hyper Royal” with cozy apparel from Jordan Brand to keep warm. For the first outfit, start with the Jordan Jumpman Air Fleece Pullover Hoodie in black. This soft, fleece-lined hoodie perfectly contrasts the sneaker’s “Hyper Royal” details while matching the black accents. Complete the look with the matching Jordan Jumpman Air Fleece Pants in black. These cozy joggers feature tapered ankle cuffs to help accentuate the sneaker’s unique shape.
For the second outfit, start with the Jordan Jumpman Air Puffer Jacket in black. This stylish winter coat will help you stay warm in the winter cold while highlighting the sneaker’s “Hyper Royal” hue. Finish the outfit with the Jordan Jumpman Air Fleece Pants in grey. These sweats break up the primarily black outfit and emphasize the sneaker’s athletic look.