Throwback Thursday: Air Jordan 13 Retro "Altitude" 2004 Edition

The Air Jordan 13 is a silhouette that has always been a favorite of fans of the "G.O.A.T" as well as the sneaker community in general. In the early to mid 2000's the Jordan Brand was beginning to hit their stride as far as experimenting with new colorways and we were treated to an unusual color combo that ended up becoming a massive hit. The "Altitude" Air Jordan 13 Retro was a fresh take on a basketball classic. It is safe to say that 2004 was a great year for kicks.

The "Altitude" Air Jordan 13 Retro was a limited Quickstrike release and wasn't the easiest shoe to find as it wasn't allocated to all major chain stores at the time. The shoe's upper came in all black leather, a first for the model as it didn't feature suede anywhere on the shoe. The shoe's counter/mudguard features a "Stingray" material while hits of Altitude Green on the branding break up the all black affair. The Green hue covers the outsole and brings a whole lot of pop to the shoe while black pods, silver filler and a carbon fiber-like shank complete the look. Last but not least we have the tongue coming in a butter soft black perforated leather and a striking shiny black midsole to match, making for a luxurious looking version of this timeless, futuristic looking Air Jordan silhouette.

What do you guys think of this model of the Air Jordan 13 Retro? Do you have the 2004 OG or were you able to get your hands on the retro release from a few years after? Make sure to check back with SneakerShouts every Thursday as we profile a shoe from the past in exclusive photo collaborations between ourselves, friends and some of our readers.

Photo: SoleMate2006