Jordan Brand Unveils 2013 NBA All-Star Collection

By Jay Casteel  |  02/05/2013

As the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend draws closers, as well as Michael Jordan's 50th birthday, Nike unveils the upcoming Jordan Brand 2013 NBA All-Star Collection.

Inspired the stealth aesthetic featured in the Air Jordan XX8, the special Jordan pack, comprised of an Air Jordan I, Air Jordan III, Jordan MELO M9 and Jordan CP3.VI, takes its color cues from the XX8's night vision-inspired look.

The releases will be sold in two separate offerings scheduled for February 14 and 16. The first two shoes to drop will be the Jordan MELO M9 and the Jordan CP3.VI -- both will feature integrated UV ink throughout the upper that illuminates when viewed under black light.

The MELO M9 features a glowing outsole, while the CP3.VI features an illuminated Podulon midsole when exposed to black light.

The offering on February 16 will feature an Air Jordan I Retro Mid and an Air Jordan III. The Air Jordan I, which was first released in 1985, features a glowing outsole, laces and Jumpman logo when exposed to black light; and the Air Jordan III, which debuted in 1988, features an electric green outsole and collar that draw inspiration directly from the color scheme of the Air Jordan XX8.

The final show of the weekend will be the Air Jordan XX8, which was debuted by OKC's Russell Westbrook on December 4. Consumers will have the opportunity to purchase two different color combinations of the Air Jordan XX8, including the black/white/electric green version.