Emsley A. Laney High School provides the inspiration for one of next year’s most anticipated Air Jordan releases 2019. In case you are wondering, it is the high school where Michael Jordan studied and was the star of its junior varsity basketball team. It was around that time that he rose to prominence, despite almost not making the cut for the team back during the 1978-79 season. This is not the first time that Michael Jordan’s alma mater is serving as inspiration for an Air Jordan colorway. This is actually not even the first time that the colors of Laney High School are appearing on the Air Jordan 5.
Jordan Brand’s Previous Air Jordan “Laney” Colorways
Coincidentally, Jordan Brand released both of its very first Laney High School-inspired Air Jordan colorways in the same month back in 2013. The first of these was the Air Jordan 5 “Laney,” which made its retail debut on November 2nd, 2013 at a price of $170. It was mostly plain White, but also featured Black-, Maize– and Varsity Royal-colored detailing. Later that month, Jordan Brand also released an Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Laney” on November 12th and it retailed for $140. With uppers made up of leather and suede, it sported a Game Royal and Maize color scheme, with the exception of its plain White midsoles.
The Arrival Of The Air Jordan 5 JSP “Laney” Was Hinted Earlier This Year
The image of the Photoshop rendition you see at the top was shared by @py_rates on Twitter back in June. As you can see though, Instagram user @chickenwop__ has leaked actual photos of the sneaker. This Air Jordan 5 iteration appears to have suede uppers, which are predominantly covered in Royal Blue. Maize appears over the inner lining, shark tooth pattern, and the “23” branding. It is also equipped with Grey-colored speckled midsoles and translucent outsoles. Moreover, the Maize-colored “Jumpman” emblem on the tongue is made up of a chenille material. As mentioned, this new “Laney” colorway will be among next year’s Air Jordan releases 2019.
Air Jordan 5 Retro+ JSP
Color: Varsity Royal/Light Charcoal-Varsity Maize
Release Date: January 2019
Retail Price: $190
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