On the second day of December, Jordan Brand unveiled their new retro remaster initiative that they have in the works, through which retro Air Jordan iterations will receive the Nike Air treatment, among other improvements. Some of these retro Air Jordan sneakers include the Air Jordan 6 “Maroon,” which has already arrived at retailers, and next year’s OG ’89 “White Cement.” However, the official photos that accompanied the post about Jordan Brand’s retro remaster initiative also showcased the Air Jordan 5 “Black Metallic Silver.” This means that next year could mark the Jordan release 2016 of a remastered Air Jordan 5 “Black Metallic Silver” edition.
Jordan Brand is well aware that the demand for retro Air Jordan sneakers sporting Nike Air logos is very high. It seems that Nike Air branding will be spotted on quite a few Air Jordan colorways that are going to arrive at retailers in 2016. These even include the Air Jordan 13 “Chutney.” The Air Jordan 5 “Black Metallic Silver had made its original retail debut back in 1990 and its first retro version, which still retained the Nike Air logo, hit the shelves back in 2000. Jordan Brand re-released the Air Jordan 5 “Black Metallic Silver” twice again, once in 2007 and once in 2011, both times the heel sported the Jordan Jumpman branding instead of the Nike Air.
The upper of the returning Air Jordan 5 “Black Metallic Silver” is made up of nubuck, while it is also equipped with transparent mesh paneling. The tongue tab features 3M reflective material and the Jordan Jumpman logo is covered in fire red. Last but not least, the midsole’s fighter jet graphic is dressed up in metallic silver with black speckles on top and finally, an outsole with a translucent tint rounding out the colorway. Considering that this is one of next year’s sneakers, it is obviously not certain when exactly the Air Jordan 5 OG “Black Metallic Silver” is arriving, but its Jordan release 2016 is expected to take place during Fall 2016.
Air Jordan 5 OG “Black Metallic Silver”
Black/Fire Red-Metallic Silver-White
Release Date: Fall 2016