Earlier in 2015, some photos of a special Air Jordan 5 colorway had been previewed and now, more information has surfaced on that sneaker, which is nearing its release. Initially, the nickname of this Air Jordan 5 rendition was believed to be “Space Jam,” but the latest news is that Jordan Brand has apparently officially dubbed the colorway “Pro Stars,” which is a reference to a classic cartoon from the 90s. Unlike before, one of the Jordan release dates 2015 has also been announced for the arrival of the Air Jordan 5 “Pro Stars” at retailers.
Many Jordanheads who are reading this were probably kids back in the 80s and 90s, who would wake up early every Sunday morning just so they could watch cartoons for the entire day. The upcoming iteration of the Air Jordan 5 is actually a nod to that tradition, which is not as prominent as it once was, and is also a tribute to a specific cartoon series from that era. This sneaker not only takes inspiration but also borrows its nickname from ProStars, a Sunday morning cartoon show that aired in 1991 and came to an end after 13 episodes. The show featured Bo Jackson, Michael Jordan, and Wayne Gretzky.
The hues that make an appearance on this Air Jordan 5 pair can actually been seen in the show’s opening credits. The upper of this sneaker consists of clean White leather with Black accents throughout, notably the inner lining and the side mesh. The Infrared hue that makes an appearance on the heel and tongue also covers the shark teeth pattern on the midsole, which is offset by the addition of Poison Green with Cement Grey speckles on top. Finally, the icy translucent blue completes the look.
Earlier, neither a nickname nor one of the upcoming Jordan release dates 2015 had been confirmed for the arrival of this sneaker at retailers. However, now it has been announced that this Air Jordan 5 iteration that is officially known as “Pro Stars” will hit the shelves on June 6th.
Air Jordan 5 “Poison Green” “Pro Stars”
White/Infrared 23-Light Poison Green-Black
Release Date: June 6th, 2015
136027-115 | $190