Michael Jordan’s Emsley A. Laney High School, where he famously didn’t make the Varsity team as a sophomore, inspired the famed colorway of the 2000 Air Jordan 5 Retro, and this time around that inspiration takes the high school’s colors and flips them. An aptly-named varsity royal blue upper sits atop a speckled grey midsole with hits of yellow on the heel 23 logo, the varsity-inspired Jumpman, and the liner of the sneaker. As a final nod to the high school, the footbeds also feature his number in varsity styling. Available in Men and Grade School sizing.
Following the Air Jordan 3 Retro “International Flight” release, Jordan Brand again pays homage to a three city tour MJ took in 1988 with the release of the Air Jordan 5 Retro. The colorway and graphics are inspired by the street art of Barcelona, where Jordan dropped 37 in a charity game on that second stop of the tour. White tumbled leather makes up the majority of the upper, with the exception of the blue and orange graphic which peeks through from behind the translucent webbing and hits the interior on the liner. Black hits the midsole and embroidered Jumpman on the tongue and heel, and speckled orange hits the shark teeth shapes on the midsole of the forefoot.
Air Jordan 5 Retro – Obsidian/Metallic Red Bronze/Bright Grape/White ($190)
Following August’s release of the Metallic Gold Olympic colorway and July’s original Metallic Silver, another precious metal finds its way on the Jordan V with Bronze hits on the tongue and midsole contrasted with an iridescent navy upper.
Available Saturday, September 24th, 12PM at our Teaneck location.