The Air Jordan 5 Retro features a black leather upper with white and red accents, a solid white midsole
and rubber outsole, and an intricate design on the heels that looks like devil horns .
The Air Jordan 5 Retro stands out in the lineup as maybe the most underrated and underappreciated.
If you missed getting a pair of these back in 1991,
Nike has a second chance here to release one of the most celebrated and desired sneakers ever created.
Thye feature premium materials with no detail spared.
From it's Mexican influenced design to the patent leather on the upper, even down to the hang tag
which details the history of the AJ5 (why don't NIKE do this on every release?).
Any fan of sneakers or the NBA should make an effort to grab a pair of these! In 1988, the fifth edition of the Air Jordan line sold one million pairs within a 14-month period.
This "red sole" edition combined the style and color of the original Air Jordan 3 and the lateral support
and comfort of the Air Jordan 4. It was also the first "retro" to feature an inner sock lining almost
identical to that of its original release.The most popular version of the Jordan 5 feature a number of supporting details.
A high-cut collar was added to enhance lockdown and therefore support for performance athletes.
The upper also retains the toe box overlay from the IV, as well as an additional overlay of patent
leather on the heel, which provides a stable surface for quick movement.
Nike Air branding is kept minimal with only the truncated
Swoosh under the ankle. Overall, this version balances premium materials with cost effectiveness
for a desirable end product that is both comfortable and fashionable.The Jordan V is one of the most popular signature lines in Air Jordans history,
iconic for its use of bright red and white colors giving the shoe a bold statement look.
Sophisticated, consistent and always outlandish were key aspects that helped make the
III the most memorable Air Jordan to ever release.