Let’s take a look at the Air Jordan 5 which will be released in January in a new colorway featuring White, Black and Red. The sneaker even comes featuring a silver tongue and icy bottoms. Look for these to hit select JB accounts on January 26th.
The Air Jordan V was release February 1990, again designed by Tinker Hatfield. Some elements were carried over from the Air Jordan IV, but the Air Jordan V’s most outstanding feature is the reflective tongue. The other changes too the shoe was: clear rubber soles. The soles gave them a new look, but it yellowed over time when exposed to moisture.
A new feature to the Air Jordan V was its base top with lace locks, making strapping on the shoe easy. The lace-lock feature partly inspired the “Air Jordan Spiz’ike”.
Hatfield is believed to have drawn inspiration for the Air Jordan V from World War II fighter planes, which is most notably visible in the shark teeth shapes on the midsole. The Air Jordan V was reintroduced in 2000, including a new color way featuring Michael Jordan’s high school (Laney High) colors. In 2006 several V’s were reintroduced, including the LS “Grape” V’s, the LS “burgundy” V’s, the “Fire-Red” V’s, the “Green Bean” V’s, and “Stealth Blue” V’s. Along with the latter, a very limited laser design and the black/metallic/fire red colorways were released in early 2007.
In the month of May 2009, Air Jordan confirmed the release of an “DMP II” consisting of two Air Jordan V’s. Paired alongside the buttery varsity red suede on the upper is black on the midsole, lace area, tongue and a crystal-clean sole and the classic 3M material tongue. The second color way features a 3M material base with black laces and midsole. The retail price was $310.