#XX8DaysOfFlight: Air Jordan V Retro Generations

January 25th, 2013 by | 67 comments


air jordan v xx8 days of flight 1 #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





61 comments
Carnelp
Carnelp

Very nice always wanted a pair, i prefer the 23 on the side so its a dope shoe overall.

NYCxShawnjo
NYCxShawnjo

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.

slaveivshoes
slaveivshoes

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..

 

Dixon Syder
Dixon Syder

@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

DreamChaser
DreamChaser

man the shape of the 2000 2007 is way better then the 2011. The white on the stitching makes it look better too IMO

inTheNameofQuen
inTheNameofQuen

i like the metallics i nought a pair in 2011 and could wear them everyday if they release again i would cop another pair

fly li
fly li

Are they gonna put a "nike air" on fives next??

RigoVasquez
RigoVasquez

Them joints on the left are hella dusty haha.

Ludomenudo
Ludomenudo

loose the 23 on the side.. and I'll keep buying 5's

dopeman978
dopeman978

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.

dr_mario_XXX
dr_mario_XXX

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.

Sole_2_Sole
Sole_2_Sole

mines look jst like the piss yellow ones

hozezae
hozezae

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.

Brazy_ness
Brazy_ness

I never had bought a pair of these...even tho i love V's.. if these drop in 13 i will swipe...

inTheNameofQuen
inTheNameofQuen

@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
Showtime_3233

but the shape does look like the 2000 so idk

Gusto
Gusto

 @fly li Of course they will. In about 2 years and charge like $250

Born2fly
Born2fly

 @fly li Hopefully not, that sign is huge and doesn't look right on 5's. 

Lusinmader
Lusinmader

 @fly li Probably not.  They might give us a pair without the 23 on the side tho.

hozezae
hozezae

@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.

Brazy_ness
Brazy_ness

@dr_mario_XXX are u saying these are on nikeID??? i hope u not implyin that

johnbeejkim
johnbeejkim

 @hozezae But since the 2000 date is the generally accepted date, we've made the edits.

johnbeejkim
johnbeejkim

 @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.

Dixon Syder
Dixon Syder

@johnbeejkim word. What about the later releases? BD

Dixon Syder
Dixon Syder

@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

Brazy_ness
Brazy_ness

@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

Lusinmader
Lusinmader

 @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?) 

DC MostHated
DC MostHated

 @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.

dopeman978
dopeman978

@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

hozezae
hozezae

@RigoVasquez u must care to comment

Brazy_ness
Brazy_ness

@HeGotShoeGame why no swiping ? ... i never owned a pair ...shouldnt i...? I like them ..

Lusinmader
Lusinmader

 @Mister214  "Hype Beast"!  Seriously!?   Kill yourself for still using that term in 2013

Brazy_ness
Brazy_ness

@Mister214 if u call me a hype beast and cant say why....u can go get fucked mister 214... str8up...

inTheNameofQuen
inTheNameofQuen

@Brazy_ness I just picked mines up I'm bout to test it out lol

dopeman978
dopeman978

@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

hozezae
hozezae

@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

hozezae
hozezae

@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

Brazy_ness
Brazy_ness

@Lusinmader @dr_mario_XXX lmao...i aint go lie ...i did read it slowly .lol.. im not clear on it ..no disrespect .

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