#XX8DaysOfFlight: Air Jordan V Retro Generations
On January 21st, Jordan Brand began the #XX8DaysofFlight campaign, counting down all of the game-changing and history-making Air Jordans leading up to the debut of the Air Jordan XX8. With the entire 2013 calendar year being a milestone 23rd anniversary for the Air Jordan V, we can definitely expect a slew of Retro releases of original colorways, starting as soon as tomorrow with the release of the ‘Fire Red’. The most re-released Air Jordan V, however, is the iconic Black/Metallic Silver colorway, which hit stores in 2000, 2007, and 2011 – and another drop in 2013 isn’t entirely out of the question. With that said, let’s take a closer look at three generations of Air Jordan V Retros on Day 5 of the Jordan Brand #XX8DaysofFlight.
The Air Jordan V is often celebrated by Jordan fans as being among the greatest Air Jordans of all-time and certainly falls in that span of the most lustrous period of the golden Tinker age of Jays. It introduced three major design elements to the Air Jordan line that have since become go-to options for elevating the design of shoes – namely the translucent outsole, reflective material on the massive tongue, and snazzy lacelock. All three were definite “firsts” for Air Jordans, and twenty three years after the introduction, those three elements have become standards in today’s most coveted sneakers. So is the Air Jordan V the most influential Air Jordan in history? Flip through this walkthrough of the Air Jordan V Retros over the years and chime in.
Photography: John Kim/Sneaker News
People say quality this quality that but it looks to me that the quality on those Air Jordan Vs get better and i got the 00's and the 11's its noticeable.
I like a lot of your guys comments... Its true.. my 07s creased hella easy.. my soles are still super icy but my toe box looks like i wore them a thousand times. Unfortunately I didnt buy the 2011s which you say have a thicker synthetic nubuck..Still love my 07s tho..
@johnbeejkim Why did they switch to a red jumpman from black? What was the name of the material used on the white release, also nubuck? And why is there no feature of the reflective 3m tongue? None of the retro's after the '99 production pop the same when hit by flash (raging bulls pack exception), that was supposed to be a key feature of Tinkers design. Big Dix
aren't those the og 5s, the ogs had the rounded teeth on the side opposed to the sharp teeth that were used on the 2000 to present.
man the shape of the 2000 2007 is way better then the 2011. The white on the stitching makes it look better too IMO
i like the metallics i nought a pair in 2011 and could wear them everyday if they release again i would cop another pair
this clearly shows that the quality in jordans has gotten better over the years! people need to stfu about quality, because it shows the shoe has gotten better from materials to appearance.
The V's are the best ever. My metallics are yellowed a bit, but I don't mind. NikeID needs to get real about customizing these.
Nice side by side slide but once again sneakernews messed up like always. The black metallics first retroed march 15th of 2000 not 99. The retro 4's dropped in 99 & the 5's dropped in 2000.
@Dixon Syder wat do u mean by pop the same way because I have the wolf grey and metallic 5s from 2011 and wen the flash hits them they shine bright
@Showtime_3233 These are not OG. I'd know if I had an OG haha.
@fly li Of course they will. In about 2 years and charge like $250
@fly li Hopefully not, that sign is huge and doesn't look right on 5's.
@fly li Probably not. They might give us a pair without the 23 on the side tho.
@RigoVasquez Most definitely. They're a display shoe - no longer wearable, unfortunately.
@dopeman978 i agree with u the material on the 2011's r much better. Durabuck was good back in the day thats why it is not around today. The 07 nubuck was fine but it was thinner and wrinkle quicker like the 2000's. The 2011 is much thicker and a higher quality nubuck than the previous pairs.
@hozezae No one cares
@hozezae But since the 2000 date is the generally accepted date, we've made the edits.
@hozezae Wrong. Some pairs were produced in June '99 and November of '99. The ones that released in March as you stated were produced in November '99.
@Brazy_ness Swiper no swiping!
@Brazy_ness no swiping!
@inTheNameofQuen I mean, when i've taken & have seen pics of the others they either barely shine or don't. With the '99/00 release the jumpman isn't even visible. Check out my instagram pic @dixonsyderii. Would live to see those wolf grey pics BD
@inTheNameofQuen my 2013 V's came in tuesday ....the 3m glows so hard with a flash from the camera shot that i had to turn down the exposure......lol
@Gusto @fly li There's a chance they will for the 25th anniversary of each style. Each style has that one pair that shines more than the others.2013--25th anniversary of 3's (white cement 3's) , 2014--25th anniversary of 4's (Black cement 4's),2015--25th anniversary of 5's (I'm guessing the metallic colorway), and 2016--25th anniversary of the 6's (do we really need to guess which colorway?)
@hozezae @dopeman978 i disagree, before jordan started putting that dark ass suede on the jays like those 2011 5s the only time id see that material was on fakes. the material on the 07s and under is the true material it should have. just look at last years bred 4s nd the ones from the past, the old ones were way better looking, imo.
@Mikeythenikedrg Just look at the pictures, the 5s got better in materials and appearance, the shoe to me looks a lot better, only thing people don't like is losing the Nike air for a jump an but it's clear Nike/JB used better material to make it look and last twice as long as previous models
@Mister214 "Hype Beast"! Seriously!? Kill yourself for still using that term in 2013
@Mister214 if u call me a hype beast and cant say why....u can go get fucked mister 214... str8up...
@hozezae the bootleggers might used the same material, but their cutting corners on glue,stitching and other areas. The tongues on fakes don't stand up like the materials used by nikes
@DC MostHated @dopeman978 i feel u but it was actually nubuck. The others were fine but the 2011's look alot nicer. The thickness, blackness and the blue sole. Still there all dope, can't wait for this years metallics
@johnbeejkim thats actual nubuck not synthetic, SN be giving wrong info for ppl to read. If u remember the melo 12's from 03 & 09 the nubuck 12's, thats what they used on the 2011 metallic 5 & ever since. That nubuck resembles suede a tad bit bcuz its a good grade nubuck
@Lusinmader @dr_mario_XXX lmao...i aint go lie ...i did read it slowly .lol.. im not clear on it ..no disrespect .
@Brazy_ness well... allll right...