At first glance, many 23 is Back readers might end up mistaking this Air Jordan 5 colorway as a Charlotte Hornets inspired rendition, even though it has been simply dubbed as “Midnight Navy.” Despite the fact that this pair has not technically been inspired by Michael Jordan’s NBA franchise, the combination of the Metallic Silver, Midnight Navy and Turquoise does make it resemble the official Hornets team colors. Jordanheads who are still interested in copping this new jordans, regardless of its inspiration, will have to wait a bit longer since these kicks will be hitting the shelves on one of the May 2015 Jordan release dates.
Back in 2013, Jordan Brand had dropped numerous colorways of the Air Jordan 5, such as the “Fire Red” and “Laney,” since it was the model’s 23rd Anniversary. However, since 2014 marked the 23rd of the Air Jordan 6, it ended up overshadowing the Air Jordan 5 since only a small number of AJ5 pairs had hit the shelves last year. Nonetheless, considering that 2015 is the year of the Remastered Retros, Jordan Brand likely has plans to remaster several Air Jordan 5 pairs from the past, such as this “Midnight Navy” colorway.
Back in December last year, new photos of the Air Jordan 5 “Midnight Navy” had also popped up. Considering that nearly its entire upper is made up of high quality buttery leather, there is a possibility that it is also a remastered sneaker, even though this colorway is technically not a retro. The addition of Metallic Silver on the outsole, side panels and tongue, which also features a 3M finish, adds further contrast to the Midnight Navy upper. In comparison to other classic Air Jordan 5 colorways, this pair also somewhat retains the silhouette’s signature color blocking and shark teeth. To make this colorway appear more vibrant, hints of Turquoise are also featured.
Even if the Charlotte Hornets did not serve as an inspiration for this Air Jordan 5 “Midnight Navy” colorway, 23isBack people are probably seeing a resemblance between this color combination and the official Hornets team colors. Whatever the case, Jordan Brand has confirmed May 2nd, 2015 as one of the Jordan release dates 2015 when this Air Jordan 5 “Midnight Navy” will be available at local Jordan Brand retailers for $190.
Air Jordan 5 Retro “Midnight Navy”
Midnight Navy/Turquoise Blue-White
Release Date: May 2nd, 2015
136027-405 | $190