The fact that Michael Jordan owns the NBA franchise, the Charlotte Hornets, is quite well known. This also makes it very obvious that several Hornets-inspired and -related Jordan releases 2015 will be arriving at retailers in the coming months. One of next month’s very first Jordan release dates 2015 will mark the retail debut of one such noteworthy sneaker colorway, namely the Air Jordan 5 “Midnight Navy.”
Summer has not even begun, but the Air Jordan 5 has already hit the shelves in numerous brand new and Retro+ colorways, and there are many more to come. Not so long ago, the “White/Metallic Silver” colorway of the Air Jordan 5 had hit the shelves not so long ago. This upcoming “Midnight Navy” iteration also likely reminds sneakerheads of the North Carolina Tar Heels. Altogether, this pair apparently takes inspiration from both the Charlottes and the Tar Heels, so it could be worn by fans of either team.
The primary hue that this sneaker has been dressed up in is Midnight Navy, which can be regarded as a replacement for the Dark Purple from the official team colorways. Perhaps Jordan Brand did this to leave some UNC hints on this pair for true, avid Jordanheads who might recognize them. Nonetheless, this Air Jordan 5 does borrow the Teal or Turquoise and Grey from the Hornets. The signature netting is covered in grey, while Turquoise brightens up the Jordan Jumpman on the tongue, the lining and the midsole that contains an Air bubble within its heel. Beneath the midsole lies an icy translucent outsole that adds the finishing touch.
Even though the Air Jordan 5 “Midnight Navy” has not taken up all of the Charlotte Hornets team colors, it is obvious that that is where most of the hues have been borrowed from. So, for Jordanheads who consider themselves admirers of MJ’s franchise, May 2nd is one of the upcoming Jordan release dates 2015 where they will be able to spend $190 and grab this sneaker.
Air Jordan 5 Retro “Hornets” “Midnight Navy”
Midnight Navy/Turquoise Blue-White
Release Date: May 2nd, 2015
136027-405 | $190