Released in 1997,the Air Jordan XIII has become a favorite in the Air Jordan line. Designer Tinker Hatfield thought Jordan's movements on the court were similar to a panther,so he used the sleek animal as an inspiration for this Air Jordan model. Panther design elements can be seen throughout the sneaker,but most noticeably on the sole (which resembles a paw),and with a "panther eye" (which is a hologram that displays the number 23,the Jumpman logo,and a basketball).