Back on January 26th, 2003, the Air Jordan 5 “White/Black-Fire Red” hit the shelves for the fourth time. This “White/Black-Fire Red” colorway had first made its retail debut back in February of 1990. The sneaker features colors inspired by the Chicago Bulls, a 3M tongue, and an icy translucent outsole. Apparently, the “Fire Red” colorway of the Air Jordan 5 is returning once again, but this time in the model’s Low form. Considering that the Spring Air Jordan release dates 2016 were revealed earlier this month, one of them also confirmed when the Air Jordan 5 Low “Fire Red” will be arriving.
Back in 2000, the “White/Black-Fire Red” colorway” once again made a comeback and it was one of the very first Air Jordan 5 Retro drops of that year. The sneaker had hit the shelves that year on January 5th. When the “White/Black-Fire Red” iteration returned once again in 2009 for the third time, it was included in that year’s Countdown Pack accompanying the Air Jordan 18 “Black/Red.” To pay homage to Michael Jordan’s exclusives and to distinguish 2009’s Air Jordan 5 Retro “White/Black-Fire Red” version from the pairs that released in the previous years, the “#23” was embroidered underneath the sneaker’s ankle.
Old school Jordanheads likely recall that it was one of Michael Jordan’s memorable moments on the court that originally caused the Air Jordan 5 “White/Black-Fire Red” to become famous. Michael Jordan had worn it during a majority of the Chicago Bulls 89-90 season. While the upcoming Air Jordan 5 Low “Fire Red” may not have the same cut, but is still dressed up in the OG color scheme, i.e. an all-White upper with Fire Red accents, a 3M tongue, a midsole covered in Black and an icy translucent outsole.
Apart from the Jordan release dates 2016 that have already been revealed, many others can be expected to be announced later this year or perhaps next year. However, one particular release date that was spotted amongst the rest was March 12th, 2016 and that is when the Air Jordan 5 Low “Fire Red” will arrive at retailers.
Air Jordan 5 Retro Low “Fire Red“
Release Date: January 30th, 2016
819171-101 | $170