Jordan Brand Also Designed A Varying Air Jordan 5 “Bel-Air” Sample In 2013


Any list of the top Air Jordan 5 colorways would not be completed without the “Bel-Air” iteration from 2013. In fact, it was even regarded as one of the best Air Jordan 5 colorways of 2013 as well. In case you have already figured it out, or feel that its nickname sounds familiar, it was actually inspired by the hit 90s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. As you probably know already, the sitcom starred Will Smith, who played a fictionalized version of himself, and kicked off his acting career. Apparently, there an Air Jordan 5 “Bel-Air” sample that designed back in 2013 but never made it to retailers.

The Air Jordan 5 “Bel-Air”

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Will Smith’s fashion from the show have become a symbol of the 1990s pop culture, and the Air Jordan 5 colorway drew inspiration from them both. Its uppers were predominantly covered in Cool Grey. However, since it was inspired by the sitcom’s logo and Will Smith’s clothing, some really vivid hues like Blue, Lime, Pink and Purple also made an appearance. Mutlicolored abstract patterns could be spotted over its entire inner lining. Even the “Jumpman” logos on the tongues were mistmatched. The Air Jordan 5 “Bel-Air” made its retail debut back on October 5th, 2013 at a price of $185.

The Air Jordan 5 “Reverse Bel-Air

The photo above was shared on Instagram by hypeBEAST (@sneakerslut23) and as you have just read, this sample variation is being referred to as the “Reverse Bel-Air.” This is probably because it is at least a tad bit similar to the original as far as being multicolored and vibrant is concerned. However, instead of Cool Grey, a Blue hue is spread across its uppers almost entirely and it also appears to be featuring more speckles, both on the midsoles and the tongues. Furthermore, only one shoe can be seen in the photo. It seems unlikely that this sample rendition will end up joining this year’s Air Jordan releases 2018.

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