Yesterday we brought you a side by side comparison of the ‘Flint’ AJXIII, ’05 vs ’10. Today we bring you official release information.
November 26th, Black Friday, the ‘Flint’ Air Jordan XIII Retro will once again be made available to purchase. Retail price is set at $160… yes, $160. The OG and 2005 Retro retailed at $150, and while it’s only a $10 increase, one cannot be too happy about the fact that cheaper materials and poor craftsmanship is somehow worth the price hike.
I was fortunate enough to see a product order sheet from one major sneaker retailer a few months ago. They purchased a pair of kicks (bulk order of course) that retailed at $150 for about $74 per pair… profit is about half the shoes overall retail value for said retailer, approximately $76 profit on every pair sold for retail value . That means that Jordan Brand should be making at least half of the wholesale price in profit as well, making the total cost to produce a finished product at about $37 per pair.
Just some food for thought…