Earlier this July, a rumor was circulating that a collaboration is in progress between Jordan Brand and Supreme, the biggest and most distinguished skateboarding and streetwear brand. While initially just a rumor, photos have been leaking over the past couple of days that indicate that the two brands are indeed working together on a camouflage-themed Air Jordan 5 colorway. The Air Jordan 5 iteration that has been dubbed “Desert Camo” is likely to make its way to retailers on one of the Jordan release dates 2015 in the upcoming months.
According to sources, this news is not just a rumor and the Supreme x Air Jordan 5 pair that has been making appearances is indeed genuine. In fact, it has been revealed that the “Desert Camo” is the first of three colorways of this special Air Jordan 5 version that Jordan Brand has designed in collaboration with Supreme. Apparently, it is also the very first camo-themed sneaker to be released by Jordan Brand this year.
Considering that Supreme is a streetwear brand, it is not surprising that the upper of this sneaker is made up of canvas, covered almost entirely in a camouflage motif. Not so long ago, new photos of the sneaker surfaced that provide a more detailed look at these kicks. It can be seen that the tongue has separate red “Jordan” and “Supreme” labels behind it. Instead of the “23” that is featured on the heel, the number “94” is visible there, which is the year in which Supreme was founded. The black midsole of the sneaker is also visible in these new photos and the addition of flame graphics make it seem as if this pair is inspired by the Air Jordan 5 OG “Fire Red.” Finally, the mesh window also sports a “Sup” underlay as a final homage to Supreme’s collaboration with Jordan Brand.
Jordanheads are lucky to have gotten quite a few glimpses of this latest collaboration sneaker over the past couple of days. Now they will feel luckier to learn that sources are claiming that the Supreme x Air Jordan 5 “Desert Camo” is going to hit the shelves on one of the Fall Jordan release dates 2015.
Supreme x Air Jordan 5 “Desert Camo”
Desert Camo/Fire Red-Black
Release Date: October 16th, 2015
824371-201 | $198