August 8, 2012 BY John Kim / 2
The symbol of the ‘anchor’ has various meanings within this Air Jordan V custom, brought to us by El Cappy. While he intends the anchor print as a signifier of “the people holding their city down”, the colorway itself is an anchor of the Air Jordan legacy as a whole; red and black has served as the rock-solid core of Air Jordan 1 through 2012, giving the term ‘anchor’ multiple meanings and openness to interpretation. Using a tonal red upper and a unique blacked-out netting, El Cappy employs the ‘all-over’ anchor graphic on the center panel for that dizzying elephant print motif. More angles of this custom below, so take a look and let us know what you think.