Phil Knight has been a major financial supporter of the Oregon Ducks for quite some time and it is being reported that he is willing to pay $10 million a year to a new coach for the football team. Currently, Mark Helfrich is the head coach of the Ducks. At USC, the Oregon Ducks suffered a 45-20 loss and over the course of the current season, their overall record has declined down to 3-6. The season has obviously not gone the way the Ducks and their fans have been expecting, but that has not stopped Jordan Brand treating the team with brand new, special Air Jordan PEs.
Back when the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics was still underway and Team USA was on a spree of winning gold medals, Jordan Brand had also unveiled something golden for sneakerheads as well. It was the Air Jordan 5 “Gold Medal,” which is apparently the first-ever Olympics-themed colorway of the fifth Air Jordan model. For one reason or another, Jordan Brand never thought of associating the Air Jordan 5 with the Olympic Games ever before in the past. The Air Jordan 5 “Gold Medal” retailed for $190 on August 20th. While many sneakerheads now own a pair, they are probably wishing they could also cop the PE version featured here.
As many sneakerheads might be aware, the Oregon Ducks have a long history of receiving exclusive and special Air Jordan PEs from Jordan Brand. The Air Jordan 5 “Gold Tongue” PE variation seen here is the latest in that long line and the Ducks’ very own Tyrell Crosby was the one who shared its photo on his official Twitter account (@tyrellcrosby). Although its color scheme appears to be identical to the standard “Gold Tongue” version, its quarter panels feature lasered “feather” detailing, while one heel features Gold-colored “O” branding and the other sports a Gold-colored player’s number, which on Tyrell’s pair is “73.”
While all members of the Oregon Ducks will be rocking their own personal Air Jordan 5 “Gold Tongue” PE pair, this sneaker will obviously not be hitting the shelves.
Air Jordan 5 “Gold Tongue” PE