Air Jordan V ‘Red Tails’
Earlier this week, Nike held a Black History Month event in Portland where a few rare sneaker and art gems were auctioned off for a good cause. From the initial pics that have leaked, it’s looking like the pick of the litter was a special never before seen Air Jordan V sample. We’re all familiar with the Air Jordan V’s original fighter plane inspiration, but this 1 of 1 edition takes an appropriate BHM spin on the concept by paying tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen and specifically the “Red Tail Angels”, who’s story was detailed in the recent George Lucas film. The Red Tails were a daring escort unit back in World War II who got their name from the red paint that covered the tail end of their silver planes.
As you can see, Jordan Brand has paid homage by translating the idea into sneaker form with this Air Jordan V, featuring a silver upper and midsole with only the rear heel panel showing off a vibrant splash of red. A tonal RT-A logo is stitched into the heel with a gold Jumpman on the tongue and an ice outsole beneath offering nice some additional touches. No word on the “Red Tail” SFB Boot seen behind it in these pics, but according to NarcelX who snapped this pic, the Air Jordan V’s went for $5,000 at the auction and are the only pair in existence, so who knows if we’ll ever get another look. For now, you can check them out here, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted if more images surface.
I customise sneakers. And many others do it aswell. And i think i can make just the smae. I wish the person who made this much of succes. But I would never buy this for so much because its only part of the sneaker what is paintend. If I get a chance like this to make something simple and that I will get allot of it i would do the same. But this is not really a question of customizing skills.
The idea is great, very honoring, which is awesome. But the Vs as a whole are just not on the ball. I dig the details & materials but overall, they're just shy of hideous. I own 10 pairs of V's so I'm obviously a fan but the only reason these would be liked is due to their rarity. Did the RT-A even fly P-51 Mustangs??
It's for charity. If somebody is gonna spend 4 digits+ on any piece of footwear, I'd rather see it go to a good cause than some eBay douchebag hawking Galaxy's thanks to his "mad connectz".
i liked it the first time it came out when they called it the wolf greys, take your wolf gray and drop some paint on it lmao.
that was awesome that MJ wore them with the 23 logo, but the metallics look cleaner without a 23 on the side. imo.