April 10, 2013 BY John Kim / 54 c
Previous “Grape” vs. “Black Grape” comparisons resulted in our readers choosing the OG over the newer Retro version, but that results is really no surprise, is it? The Air Jordan V “Black Grape” is indeed a spicy release, but we figure the upcoming Air Jordan V “Grape” will be met with equal or more fanfare – especially since these are releasing right as the nice Summer months are approaching. The official release date is roughly a month away, so peep this new set of images after the jump and let us know if these are the best Summer 2013 release!
Air Jordan V “Grape”
White/New Emerald-Grape-Ice Blue
One of my grails. This is one shoe that if I missed the release, I would honestly pay the resellers price. An absolute must-have.
I missed the 2006 release so I'm gonna go for these the main concern I have with these is the material that hard plastic leather makes this shoe an instant crease not even shoe sheild will stop that
I like them, I want them. BUT....
There's no way I'm shelling out £135 for a pair of plastic shoes. My 5's from January have cracked after being worn about four times.
If I want plastic shoes I'll buy a pair of welly boots from the local farmers market.
Was amped, when I first heard these were dropping, but the blue sole killed it and all the hype just ruins it. I'm pretty much done with JB. Too many hypes and BS release procedures etc etc.
PASSSSSS FOR ME ! A AIR JORDAN V WITH A CEMENT BOX!!!??? WHAT THE***IS JUST A JOKE ! AND THE "WHITE PLASTIC LEATHER"QUALITY, SHAPES..ARE TOO BAD ! I PREFER NEVER HAD THIS PAIR (GRAPE IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE) THAN BUY THIS SHIT
While here in Europe, I'm going to pick these up as a Happy Birthday to ME! They're 160 Euros (about $208 USD), but there will be no lines (and the Fire Vs are still on the shelf, so I'm guessing these will be released without too much hooplah). Good luck to everyone in their pursuit of the Grapes!
what a shame that half of the people here are getting them and just watch them go online and put them up for sale what a shame
Its sad when the most surefire way to get these is buy preordering them because we all know these will be impossible to get on May 4th
Its Clean, but ill pass im not a fan of the 5's .. plus I could already see the Camo, Snaps, Elite socks, Huff socks combo's etc..
I can just imagine seeing piles of kids this summer wearing these. Sorry I just don't want to have something everyone else will have. We all know EVERYONE will be rocking these this summer. Wit snapbacks and kilts and shit smh
honestly wtf is up with jordan brand nike and all other brands release decent quality releases but the shape of this shoe and every other jordan keeps changing and changing to the point where this shoes doesnt even look lik the grapes, the leather on these looks lik the ones on the fire red 5 release earlier this release and that leather was pretty shitty ik its no point in complaining but JB needs to change their game up cus this shit isnt cuttin it and please stop the icy blue soles shit i hate it jus make them a clear ice lik always its gonna get yellow either way
Here comes the kids ready to rock these with Camo shorts and a Charlotte Hornets Snap-back!! I'll pass on these…. NOT feeling em!
@sneaker freak I'm huge fan of the Jordan V's but your right the Fire Reds that I copped creased by the 2nd time I wore em even if you get them in your size that's why imma try grabbing the Grapes in a 1/2 size smaller.
@bob555 Cracked where? and what did you do in them?
@bob555 wowww the fired reds? a shame ,ididnt wear mine ever so obv i wouldnt know.. thats crazy guyyy wow
@youngballcoach Yeah ok. Once a Jordan guy always a Jordan guy. Im not buying what you say.
@fetide123 are u not aware of the originals came in this same style box. Im assuming u dont buy jordans much or u just nothing to little about them. Say what u want about the quality but everything u buy now is plastic like bro, kobes, lebrons, kd's etc. All i can say is good luck to ya with
@Small_Finite I knew there was a reason I wanted to move overseas.
@Kev Loco Yea I got mine early cuz its gonna be crazy.
@TheTeflonDon21 Lmao at kilts.. its crazy cos we might just see someone with one on this summer smh.. but I also feel you I usually cop & let them wear it out for couple months..
@AljosaCikojevic u do realize that these are the GS models so thats why they look like that. If u still letting leather upset u then its going to continue to happen, shoes are evolve around synthetics & lightweight leather so u wont see old school leather around too much my friend. The blue soles is what ppl been crying about when GS sizes were getting them and now that the adults finally get them now ppl started to fuss on'em. One thing i noticed is that nobody can truly be satisfied
@AuDeBlu you damn right. And you'd be one of them. Thats like saying watch people get the bred 11s with a bulls hat. its simple matching lol really?
@"C.E.O." your comment is contradicting itself! If the will be appearing on eBay this clearly means that they won't dissappear into oblivion (nothingness)
@boodle81 u better off with the 2013 grapes, no telling how long u will have with the 06 if u decide to rock'em.
@DreamChaser I got the text notification on my phone and got the corks, didn't really want em but, when it said added to cart I couldn't resist lol
I've worn the Crimson 3's quite a lot and they still look a lot better than the red 5's (which I've worn only 4-5 times max).
Poor materials make this a very easy pass. I'm not wasting my money on a shoe it it is made out of the same stuff as shopping bags.
I'll just pick up something else instead.
@Born2fly @youngballcoachYeah ok, I been in the game for a long time. Have basically all the J's I want. I'm a 80's baby so I grew up on Jordan, so I was lucky enough to purchase the OG releases and being able to just go to Footlocker and walking in to get 11's! I have seen how the game has gotten stupid and how JB is whoring out his early models, hiking up prices, and making his shoes with cheap materials. You can stay on Jordans if you want, but I speak nothing but the truth, ain't got time to lie on a shoe blog to impress nobody. I don't need for you to buy what I say. Stay blessed
@hozezae @AljosaCikojevic a person can b satisfied they jus gotta accept the grape vs are simple whiten purple what could u really expect? these r them shits lol just bass in the glory so to speak n shut the fuck up n if u want some crazy colors get some doernbechers, go on flight club or pay nike 800 for your own custom pair..get your name on them bitches idk..later on
I agree with u & disagree at the sametime but i do value your opinion. I had OG's myself during MJ's playing career but i also evolved with the time. JB can whore out his own shoes bcuz its his company, he's a busniessman and i kno u would do the same too if u had a booming business. Nobody wants to lose to their competitors its about being on top. Hiking up prices come with time, why do u ppl think prices wont rise. Everybody see's that everything has gone up but yall believe shoes should not, trust me i hate it but thats the ecomony we have right now. And lastly again ppl we in a synthetic world of shoes now so any new model shoe u buy is synthetic but ppl jusr trip that jordan is doing it.