The fifth Air Jordan model was introduced by Jordan Brand back in 1990 and along with the original colorway, they went on to drop four others at that time. Tinker Hatfield had drawn inspiration for the silhouette from the North American P-51 Mustang fighter airplane and bomber that was used during the Second World War. Tinker used reflective 3M material for the tongues, while mesh netting was also added to both the side panels and the tongues, and each shoe was also equipped with a unique pair of lace locks. It seems that Jordan Brand is planning to revamp the model this year.
The Air Jordan 5 received the retro treatment for the very first time back in 2000 and it was the first retro sneaker from Jordan Brand in the new millennium. Ever since, Jordan Brand has dropped more than 40 colorways of the model, which have included brand new ones, mash-ups, low-top versions and originals. The photo that can be seen above was posted by Instagram user @iamchickenwop and it appears to be some kind of an Air Jordan 5 sample with a visibly premium aesthetic. Although it is not an actual upcoming colorway, Jordanheads are getting a look at what this premium version could potentially look like.
As can be seen in the photo, the sneaker is truely all-White since its upper is visibly covered entirely in the plain White hue. In the photo at least, the sole unit is being previewed separately and appears to consist of a Black-colored midsole and an icy, translucent outsole. The photo obviously does not provide any hint about what sort of a premium material Jordan Brand will eventually utilize for the uppers, but this Air Jordan 5 edition could end up resembling the Air Jordan 4 PRM iterations. Of course, considering the scarcity of information about the shoe featured here, nothing more can be stated about it or when it might arrive, but it could be among Jordan releases 2017 or Jordan releases 2016.
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