Jordan Brand and Nike do not produce all-Red sneakers very frequently. Arguably, one of Nike’s most iconic and popular all-Red sneakers was the Air Yeezy 2 “Red October,” which made its retail debut back in February 2014. Back in December 2016, the Air Jordan 12 seemed to have received the “Red October” treatment. It was Instagram user @chickenwop_ who shared two different photos of the all-Red Air Jordan 12 iteration, which never really arrived at retailers last year but it might in 2017. Regardless, Jordan Brand already seems to have whipped up a brand new, nearly all-Red sneaker, this time utilizing the Air Jordan 5 as the base.
Back in July 2015, the Air Jordan 11Lab4 also received the all-Red treatment. The Air Jordan 11Lab4 was already an instant hit among sneakerheads due to it being a combination of two of Jordan Brand’s most popular models, the Air Jordan 4 and the Air Jordan 11. Additionally, the bright Red hue that covered the slick, glossy sneaker entirely made it even more special and spectacular. Of course, this was not exactly a reasonably-priced Jordan release. Despite having become available earlier on eBay, prior to its scheduled release date, the Air Jordan 11Lab4 still eventually retailed at a whopping price of $250 at various select Jordan Brand retailers.
The brand new colorway of the Air Jordan 5 featured here is also dubbed “University Red.” The photo of the sneaker was originally posted on Instagram by @mysole. This iteration is definitely brand and does not seem to resemble any previous renditions of the silhouette. This Air Jordan 5 appears to have uppers that are made up of nubuck leather, which is dressed up predominantly in a bright Red hue that also covers most of its midsoles. Black appears over the inner linings, Jordan “Jumpman” branding and the midsoles, while this sneaker is also equipped with completely Silver-colored tongues and icy, translucent outsoles.
The photo of the sneaker that can be seen above is partially heavily pixelated, but sneakerheads can expect to get a better and more detailed look at this sneaker in the coming months. While it has not been confirmed yet, it is being rumored that this Air Jordan 5 “University Red” will hit the shelves on July 1st, 2017 and will retail for $190.
Air Jordan 5 “University Red” “Red Suede”
University Red/Black-University Red
Release Date: July 1st, 2017
136027-602 | $190