Unlike any other renowned footwear brands, Jordan Brand and Nike have a very strong roster of professional athletes from some of the most popular sports that are played and viewed these days. When it comes to soccer players associated with the Jumpman, there is probably no bigger Jordan Brand athlete from that sport as famed and illustrious as Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior. The Brazilian professional footballer is currently a part of his country’s national team and the Spanish club “FC Barcelona.” 2016 marks the first time that Jordand Brand and Neymar are collaborating for the jordan release of a special Air Jordan 5 colorway.
As far as can be recalled, Jordan Brand has not dropped a special sneaker colorway for a soccer player in recent times, which makes this a tremendous privilege for Neymar. This is particularly true since he is not a basketball athlete. News about this special Air Jordan 5 colorway had begun circulating ever since the end of last year and its release has been confirmed ever since. While the fact that this sneaker is really dope is enough of a reason to grab a pair, it can be expected to become quite popular amongst soccer enthusiasts who are fans of Neymar’s dominant performance on the field.
The appearance of this Air Jordan 5 rendition makes it obvious that it is a premium sneaker, which is the reason that its uppers are made up of glitzy and jazzy reflective 3M material. Apart from the fact that the uppers are covered in cement speckling, this sneaker also features reflective silver accents all over. Some infrared detailing can also be spotted over this sneaker, while an ominous black hue also makes an appearance over the uppers and the midsoles. This sneaker is also equipped with icy translucent outsoles. Finally, considering that this is sneaker has been designed in collaboration with Neymar, one of the shoe’s heel features his #10 in place of the “23.”
Considering how marketable and skillful Neymar happens to be, it is not surprising that he caught the attention of Jordan Brand. However, in order to cop the Air Jordan 5 “Neymar,” Jordanheads will have to spend $200 when this sneaker hits the shelves on June 9th, while its GS-sized version will also be available for $180.
Air Jordan 5 Low “Neymar”
Reflective Silver/Infrared 23-Black
Release Date: June 9, 2016