October 10, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 28
The black and Metallic Silver Air Jordan V Retro has gotten more than its fair share of love in recent years, so it’s time to bring back some of the white Fives to balance out the OG distribution. The beloved ‘Grapes’ are on tap for May of next year, and about halfway between here and there we’ll be blessed with a fresh round of ‘Fire Red’ Air Jordan 5s. These releases pretty well rule out a quick turnaround for the AJV’s 23rd anniversary in 2014, so not only do they give us some well-aged heat from the Air Jordan Legacy vaults, but also suggest Jordan Brand will have to come up with some new styles to fill out the tradition. Let’s return our focus to releases we know we can count on for sure, and that includes the pair you can see more of below arriving next January.
Air Jordan V
Clean but too Boring to me Zzzzz Plus the 13's release in the same month the 13's that was in the CDP
The Reason it is SO blue folks is because they are not coming out until JANUARY! This is what happened when everybody was mad at the blueness of the Concords XIs. Pics were like a year in advance. They are making them NOW so while they sit in the factor the process of yellow has already begun technically. So when we get them 3 1/2 months from now. It wont be that bad.
These look on point, the material looks better than most. I understand the tinting of the sole slows down the yellowing process, but they sorta look like they're glowing.
You guys will always complain about quality. Get over it. I'll be picking up a pair because either way this is one of the best Jordans ever. 5's are forever classic and this colorway with the blue sole does it for me.
This my favorite shoe of all time period. I remember seeing The Fresh Prince wearing these in the 1st episode of the 1st season. I'll def. be copping 2pairs of these. Unlike the OG's the netting on these will yellow fast so u gotta be extra careful about water on getting on these but I can't wait to wear these to get the soles a little yellow to me they look better yellowed.
Yall neef to stfu, yall asses gone be in line for these. I swear how do ppl say quality is bad over pics, yall must be broke or mad u cant gett'em. In today's world every shoe collector or someone who likes shoes must got a degree in quality control, god knows i need to find that college you ppl attend too. Damn yall there just shoes at the end of the day
They look very clean! Def cop! The quality looks OK. Stop complaining, half of you will be first in line trying to cop.
@23kicksfor23chicks the red slapped literally right next 2 the blue its ok, u can bet ima cop tho and like toher dude set u get wht u like lets just hope nike dont rape us in the near future...
@hozezae illiteracy at its best
@hozezae i feel wut u sayin lol but at the same time all ppl is sayin is the quality from some are better and example: cool grey 9s or, military 4s leather or the 13s they bout 2 release wit no m3 like wut? lol
@Amirgee quality is bad but we should be very well use to this by now. As release time gets closer aspects will change too
@mrELsenor Once this 23rd anniversary stuff is over! Things might get back to normal
@bJWALKINrivers @hozezae bj u shutup.. lol, hoze your right i have the fire reds n still gonna cop these 5 is my fav lol ,still gonna get those 13s? probably but the fact is the quality goin down and the price up, we can keep buying but its bs n no offense but ur like "so who cares" wtf my pocket cares lol aint broke a bit but damn
@drunknardvrk16 @hozezae The 3m isnt being used on the 13s because they have to change something for the release this time, the color is a different shade, less 3m, they do on all rereleases!! Now the reason for less quality, I don't anyboy knows other than an excuss for Nike to make more money, but I'm not tripping, my poin is these 2 have no relation!! Jordan's will be 170 next year, that's 181 with tax, what the hell, hahah
@drunknardvrk16 i feel ya but its not my company. Clearly back then ppl didnt care for all that, if the leather was cheap back then ppl wouldnt complain but we livibg in a diff era now. 3m or not im still buying cuz its a hot shoe, the 3m only pops with light any how many times am i gonna keep looking down at that and its nice but i can live without it
@Kev Loco u know theres like 19 years left of this right? haha. i guess the low number retroes will be normal if like 8 years.
exactly why dont ppl say shit idk i guess things will be the way they gonna b n the materials changing is indeed intriguing but its cheaper quality no doubt...i aint even big on"quality" i just think is fucked up they gona do tht 2 us lol and @erickwright jus said they gonna go up even more smh , imagine if the foams went upp even a lil more im tight lol
@drunknardvrk16 @bJWALKINrivers again i feel u big homie but think about it. Lebrons hyperfuse etc.. Those shoes are at 200 or almost and the entire shoe is synthetic and nobody complains. Ppl complain on retro j's, there retros and they are alter to have differences from the last but ppl still miss that point. Grains of leather, if ppl look at the description when these retros drop or get a eastbay magazine they will see what materials were used. Like the retro 12's this year they both were made of full grain leather but ppl bitched cuz they dont look or match up to the og's but didnt kno that cuz they assume. They fire red and millitary 4's had a rich split grain leather that was nice but ppl cried JB cant please everybody. But again 160 for j's compared to hyperfuse and those other at 200+ for sythentics thats confusing but JB gets called cheap but however i dont trip cuz i buy what i like